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June 5, 2020

News

June 5, 2020

Two new publications on food security in Africa

April 1, 2020

News

April 1, 2020

Covid 19 update – RSS is fully operational

The Covid 19 pandemic is a major challenge for us all and requires us to act responsibly. We would like to inform you about the current […]
March 31, 2020

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

March 31, 2020

New Striga weed mapping mechanism developed for Africa

In collaboration with the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) in Nairobi (Kenya) and within a BIOVISION funded project, RSS has developed a satellite-based […]
January 10, 2020

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

January 10, 2020

New, spatially transferable method to map drought using remote sensing

A new study published in collaboration with ICIPE this May looks at the effect of agro-ecological landscape fragmentation and its effect on honey bee habitats in Eastern Kenya.
November 28, 2019

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November 28, 2019

CoExist KICK-OFF MEETING AT UN-IOM

CoExist will monitor environmental-related transhumance patterns and will assess the associated risks for population displacement in Chad and the Central African Republic. The project is a cooperation between RSS and IOM (UN Agency - International Organization for Migration) and is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy via the DLR Space Administration.
November 26, 2019

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November 26, 2019

NEW EARTH OBSERVATION METHOD FOR EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF INVASIVE PLANTS

RSS helped develop a satellite-based method that is able to discern the spread of, risk and occurrence areas for Prosopis juliflora and Parthenium hysterophorous over wider areas in Somaliland (Africa). Both invasive species are wide-spread in, particularly, African drylands and negatively affect livelihoods of pastoral and agro-pastoral communities.
November 21, 2019

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November 21, 2019

PEAT REWETTING PROJECT SAVES 3 MIO. t CO2 PER YEAR

RSS contributed to the Krombacher Climate Protection Project by determining the specific CO₂ emission savings achieved by the peat rewetting activities which were implemented by the WWF in the Sebangau National Park in Borneo, Indonesia.
November 20, 2019

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November 20, 2019

GlobeDrought HOLDS 2nd STAKEHOLDER MEETING

This week, partners from JRC’s GDO, UNCCD and WWF joined the GlobeDrought consortium to discuss the current status of global drought monitoring, best practices and the possibility of future cooperation between organizations.
September 5, 2019

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September 5, 2019

RSS IS NEW MEMBER OF THE GLOBAL PEATLANDS INITIATIVE

RSS became a new member of the Global Peatlands Initiative and is now looking forward to contribute to peatland conservation through assessing the status of global peatlands.