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  • News

    Covid 19 update - RSS is fully operational

    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 situation at RSS. We reacted to this new situation and all of our staff is working in the home office. With up-to-date digital communication tools we can maintain a productive ...
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  • ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

    New Striga weed mapping mechanism developed for Africa

    März 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 mechanism and data set on Striga weed (Striga asiatica) spread in Zimbabwe. The damage caused annually by Striga in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated at US$ 1 billion, affecting the ...
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  • ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

    New, spatially transferable method to map drought using remote sensing

    Januar 10, 2020

    New, spatially transferable method to map drought using remote sensing

    RSS published a spatially explicit and transferable approach to mapping drought with remote sensing this month. All the model’s input variables are available at no cost and at a global extent, making it transferable to any area of interest on the planet with comparable results. The paper describes how our method was run and calibrated ...
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  • News

    CoExist KICK-OFF MEETING AT UN-IOM

    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. ...
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  • News

    NEW EARTH OBSERVATION METHOD FOR EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF INVASIVE PLANTS

    November 26, 2019

    NEW EARTH OBSERVATION METHOD FOR EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF INVASIVE PLANTS

    In collaboration with the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) in Nairobi (Kenya) and an EU funded project on camel milk value chains, RSS has developed a satellite-based method that is able to discern spread, risk and occurrence areas for Prosopis juliflora and Parthenium hysterophorous over wider areas in Somaliland (Africa). Both invasive ...
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  • News

    PEAT REWETTING PROJECT SAVES 3 MIO. t CO2 PER YEAR

    November 21, 2019

    PEAT REWETTING PROJECT SAVES 3 MIO. t CO2 PER YEAR

    In the framework of the Krombacher climate protection project, the WWF implemented a large peat restoration activity to improve the water balance of a peat swamp forest in the Indonesian part of Borneo. In this way, greenhouse gas emissions from peat fires and oxidation are avoided. RSS contributed to this project by determining the specific ...
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  • News

    GlobeDrought HOLDS 2nd STAKEHOLDER MEETING

    November 20, 2019

    GlobeDrought HOLDS 2nd STAKEHOLDER MEETING

    Drought events pose a threat to crop productivity, can cause socioeconomic impacts such as decreased farmer income, and may even result in the need for international food aid. While several drought information and early warning systems are operational, they do not typically make use of the information available across scientific fields and tend to rely ...
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  • News

    RSS IS NEW MEMBER OF THE GLOBAL PEATLANDS INITIATIVE

    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. The Global Peatlands Initiative is an effort by leading experts and institutions formed by 13 founding members at the UNFCCC COP in Marrakech, Morocco in 2016 to save ...
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  • AGRICULTURE

    New publication on honey bee habitats in Kenya

    Juni 16, 2019

    New publication on honey bee habitats in Kenya

    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. Fragmentation can significantly affect natural habitats and thus bee colongy strength, which in turn adversely affects the livelihoods of people who depend on beekeeping. This study shows ...
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