Latvia's State Forests

Satellite data & applications

The purpose of the activities of Joint Stock Company “Latvia’s State Forests” (LVM) is administration of state-owned forest property and management of public forest, ensuring preservation and increase of its value and generation of revenue for its owner – the State. LVM manages and administers 1.62 million ha of land, including 1.60 million ha of forest land, which incorporates 1.41 million ha of forest. The main product of the company is timber. In addition to forestry, LVM also provides hunting and recreational services, produces selected seeds and saplings for reforestation, offers subsoil resources and land leases for subsoil resource extraction, and provides geospatial IT development services.

LVM activities in space domain mainly to support the forest management activities but also related to other business direction like mineral resources and seeds and plants. LVM uses earth observation satellite data and derived products to acquire forest inventory data such as stock volume, tree height, species etc. In addition, acquires information about forest disturbances such as windfalls, pests, and flooding.


LVM competencies within space domain are automatic processing and analysis of the earth observation data on the regional scale. Since LVM has diverse business directions we have expertise to process and abalyse and combine EO derived products, such as Copernicus services, EUMETSAT products and others.

In addition, LVM Business system solutions have wast experience in developing GIS solutions such as LVM GEO application.


  • Sentinel-2 geomedian calculations on a regional scale (The Baltics)
  • Sentinel-2 cloud free mosaic over the Baltics (1-2 weeks update)
  • Sentinel-2 data analysis for the bark beetle damage detection
  • Windfall damage assesment from Sentinel-1 SAR data
  • Data analysis and product management withing LVM GEO Datacube for EO data


  • LVM main customers are internal departments to support forest management activities. In addition, related to space domain and GIS, we have 30+ clients in Latvia and abroad
  • LVM are looking for other partners in the forestry sector and others. Regarding the other expertises LVM is interested in partnerships to expand deep learning and cloud computing capabilities.
Total employees1300
Employees in space2
Turnover566 600 000 EUR
Vaiņodes 1, Riga, LV –1004, Latvia
+371 67610015
Contact persons: Andrejs Zubaničs