European Planetary Science Congress 2017
17–22 September 2017
Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija | Riga | Latvia


Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

The objective of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) is to promote business development by facilitating more foreign investment, in parallel increasing the competitiveness of Latvian entrepreneurs in both domestic and foreign markets. LIAA offers an integrated solution – it supports companies in Latvia trading internationally, as well as overseas businesses seeking partners or locations in Latvia.

Baltics in Space

The philosophy of the nonprofit organization, Baltics in Space, is to "Inventory, Identify, and Integrate" with a sprinkling of Inspiration to build a space product greater than the sum of its parts. The best resource in the space business is people. With an eye to strengthening the triple helix links (Industry, Education, Research), its planned outcomes are integrating Baltic-wide space events, compiling catalogs of skill-sets for prospective users, Baltic space project development with distributed teams and Baltic space education.

Latvian Ministry of Education and Science

The Latvian Ministry of Education and Science is responsible for education, science, sports, youth and state language policies in Latvia. We are here to foster a highly innovative, wealthy and integrated society in which everyone has equal opportunities for development. We are responsible for: pre-school, basic and secondary education, including education in minority languages, vocational, continuing education and life-learning, juvenile correctional education, education for children and young people with special needs, the field of higher education and research the national sports policy, coordinating development and implementation of youth policy, international cooperation in youth field, strengthening the status of the Latvian language, promoting engagement in foreign language learning among the public, promoting access of young people to their rights.

Latvijas Mobilais Telefons

Latvian Mobile Telephone (Latvijas Mobilais Telefons)'s vision is to build the Latvian communication environment in which the path from the idea to work is becoming increasingly faster. Together we are building a country in which we live. Our will is to constantly work for Latvia to prosper. Our Values: Cooperation, Development, Excitement.

Finnish Meteorological Institute

The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) is a research and service agency under the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications. The main objective of the Finnish Meteorological Institute is to provide the Finnish nation with the best possible information about the atmosphere above and around Finland, for ensuring public safety relating to atmospheric and airborne hazards and for satisfying requirements for specialized meteorological products. We conduct research and make observations constantly to better understand the effects of the atmosphere, seas and space on our conditions. The international dimension is closely linked to all of our operations.

The Estonia-Latvia programme

The Estonia-Latvia programme is one of the 60 cross-border cooperation programmes operating along EU internal borders. The programme is funded under the goal of the European Territorial Cooperation, better known as Interreg, and aims at strenghtening cooperation among regions across the borders of Estonia and Latvia. 35 million euros are made available by the European Regional Development Fund for funding cooperation projects among Estonian and Latvian partner organizations. The Estonia-Latvia programme is a continuation of the 2007-2013 cross-border cooperation programme.

The Representation of the European Commission in Latvia

The Representation of the European Commission in Latvia is responsible for explaining how EU policies affect Latvian citizens, provides information about the EU to the Latvian government and other institutions, provides the Latvian press and media information on EU policy developments, and reports to the European Commission in Brussels on important political, economic and social trends in Latvia.

Planetary Science Institute

The Planetary Science Institute is a non-profit U.S. corporation dedicated to the exploration of the Solar System. It is one of the largest non-governmental employers of planetary scientists in the world. PSI scientists and educators are based in 23 U.S. states and eleven countries. Nearly half of PSI Principal Investigators are women. PSI scientists and educators are involved in numerous NASA and international missions, the study of Mars and other planets, the Moon, asteroids, comets, interplanetary dust, impact physics, the origin of the solar system, extra-solar planet formation, dynamics, the rise of life, and other areas of research. They conduct fieldwork on all continents of the Earth and are actively involved in science education and public outreach.

The Division for Planetary Sciences of the AAS

The Division for Planetary Science of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) is the largest special interest Division of the AAS. Members of the DPS study the bodies of our own solar system from planets and moons to comets and asteroids and all other solar system objects and processes. With the discovery that planets exist around other stars, the DPS expanded its scope to include the study of extrasolar planetary systems as well.