Read here more on recent activities and research projects. We actively develop new algorithms for remote sensing image interpretation, mass data processing and new information products based on machine learning and AI. We present new research results at conferences and scientific publications.


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 9, 2021

Satellite-based system quantifies forest ecosystem services

May 5, 2021

RSS provides technical support to the USAID Green Invest Asia and Kennemer Eco Solutions’ launch of forest restoration project in the Philippines

April 27, 2021

New publication on peat dome surface modelling based on ICESat-2 data in Remote Sensing

RSS recently published a study focusing on the identification of ombrogenous peat domes. In this study an approach to model the surface of convex shaped peat domes in Indonesia using freely available satellite LiDAR data from ICESat-2/ATLAS, which was launched in 2018, was developed.
November 25, 2020

Capacity building for the Indonesian Peat Restauration Agency BRG – Peat land mapping web workshop

Recently RSS completed an extensive peatland survey in Indonesia: 15 million hectares of peatland across Sumatra, Kalimantan, and Papua were mapped for the Indonesian Peat Restoration Agency (BRG) based on historic and recent satellite imagery as well as topographic data in combination with field measurements of peat depth.
November 11, 2020

Globe Drought meeting facilitated for Zimbabwe stakeholders

RSS and partners (United Nations University, Welthungerhilfe) successfully held an online webinar, titled ‘Drought risk assessment validation webinar’ for stakeholders in Zimbabwe. The online meeting took […]
September 1, 2020

3D mapping of 15 million hectares of peatlands supporting BRG – the Indonesian Peat Restoration agency

Indonesia hosts the largest tropical peatland areas worldwide. These landscapes represent huge carbon sinks, formed over the last 15.000 years from deposited plant remains, which accumulate […]
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

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