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Research discussion afternoon

On November 23, 2017, at 16:00 ViA docent Ieva Gintere will present her postdoctoral research project "Leveraging ICT product innovations by enhancing codes of modern art".

The scientific aim of the project "Leveraging ICT product innovations by enhancing codes of modern art" is a research in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and contemporary art in Latvia in order to find new ideas for the promotion of ICT, based on contemporary cultural traditions established more than 100 years ago, which includes the core of modern intelligence.

Venue: Vidzemes University of Applied Sciences, Cēsu iela 4 - room 114, Valmiera.
HESPI researcher Iluta Bērziņa participates in Europan Big Data Value Forum

On November 21 - 23, 2017, HESPI researcher Dr.oec. Iluta Bērziņa participates in the event organized by Big Data Value Association - European Big Data Value Forum taking place in Versailles, France.

The contents of the event pay multifaceted attention to the statistical ecosystem, in particular the role of the Big Data in the national economy, politics and science, by developing a smart, innovative, efficient, rational and productive future for the European Union.

The topic of the Forum is relevant for the postdoctoral research project conducted by Iluta Bērziņa on "Integrated Design of Techno-Social Systems: Next Generation of Tourism Monitoring in Latvia" which will result in the development of a new technological solution for automation of measuring the socio-economic effects of tourism in specific regional territories.

The Forum programme is available here.

 

North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve 20th Anniversary Scientific-Practical Conference “Biosphere Reserve: Timeline and Life Line”

The Nature Conservation Agency of Latvia and Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences invite you to:

North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve 20th Anniversary Scientific-Practical Conference “Biosphere Reserve: Timeline and Life Line” on November 30 – December 1, 2017, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Valmiera, Cēsu Street 4.

Why such conference?

On December 15, 1997, North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve was internationally recognized in the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme. The Nature Conservation Agency of Latvia and Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences invite us to look back at the twenty years of activities in areas such as the management of the biosphere reserve, the monitoring, the implementation of the landscape ecological plan and the management of habitats, and to hear guest speakers on the opportunities for economic development in protected areas (P. Fredman, Sweden; T. Kokovkin, Estonia) and public involvement in nature conservation (R. Biassone, Iceland).

During the second half of the day, the conference participants will be invited to participate in 5 thematic workshops and during discussions to present their proposals for further development of the biosphere reserve.

On the second day of the conference, the participants will have an opportunity to visit one of the two offered routes in North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve: Seda marsh or introduction to the cultural heritage.

We welcome the participation of the representatives of state institutions, municipalities, planning regions, scientific and educational organizations, as well as non-governmental sector representatives and entrepreneurs who are active or interested in the biosphere reserve.

Conference languages – Latvian and English.

Conference participation fee 1st day of the conference: no fee, for the trip of the 2nd day: EUR 8.

Register here

Registration open until November 20, 2017.

Contacts, inquiries: hespi@va.lv

Conference programme

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