Research

April 30, 2022

COOPERATION

April 30, 2022

Wall-to-wall mapping of wetlands and potential peatlands in Lao PDR and the Philippines

In the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) region peatlands cover approximately 23,6 million hectares, representing 56% of global tropical peatlands. However, their exact extent in most of these countries is not well known since the identification by field-based methods is time consuming and expensive due to the enormous extent of the countries and additionally due to difficult accessibility of many areas.
December 5, 2021

Research

December 5, 2021

CoExist: Monitoring environmental-related transhumance patterns and assessing the risk for population displacement

Introduction In cooperation with the International Organization of Migration (DLR), RSS has successfully completed the project CoExist, which was funded by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) […]
October 19, 2021

News

October 19, 2021

New publication on biodiversity loss on tropical islands

September 8, 2021

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

September 8, 2021

The first satellite-based forest monitor for Germany was published today

In a recently published study, scientists from the University Bayreuth, in collaboration with RSS, investigated the impact of tourism and urban island development on ground-associated invertebrate […]
August 5, 2020

News

August 5, 2020

ESA selected RSS’ marine plastic idea on the Open Space Innovation Platform and kicked-off an Early Technology Development project

Last year, ESA asked via the Open Space Innovation Platform for innovative ideas to detect and track marine plastic litter using satellites. Marine litter is one […]
July 22, 2020

News

July 22, 2020

New publication on SDG reporting in Remote Sensing of Environment

Wetland extent tools for SDG 6.6.1 reporting from the Satellite-based Wetland Observation Service
June 5, 2020

News

June 5, 2020

Two new publications on food security in Africa

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.