On August 5th Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) hosted the Canadian Ambassador to Latvia, Alain Hausser. We introduced the ambassador to the institute's achievements, projects and future goals. We were also pleased to show how we use Canadian technology in Latvian environment monitoring. The Canadian sensor systems are mounted in the aircraft. The result is the Airborne Surveillance and Environmental Monitoring System ARSENAL which is a state-of-the-art airborne remote sensing laboratory.