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 5, 2019


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.
June 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.
May 6, 2019

Earth Observation can support public health

Climate change has emerged as a major risk factor for global public health acting on its own or modifying the effect of the wide array of the well-studied immediate and intermediate determinants of health. A DFG-funded Research Unit in Public Health studies how weather variability influences three major climate-sensitive health outcomes: (i) childhood undernutrition, (ii) malaria and (iii) heat stress.
May 1, 2019

Join us at the ESA Living Planet Symposium!

Next week, RSS will be attending the ESA Living Planet Symposium and presenting our work on the coastal accumulation of microplastics. We will also be there to reach out to the scientific community with posters and look forward to meeting you there!
April 5, 2019

Fire experiment in Brandenburg

RSS is currently contributing to new research on fire detection and management technology, driven by the project "FireSense" and our drone was out recording infrared footage over a controlled burn in Brandenburg.
March 21, 2019

SWOS policy report available

Enhanced wetland monitoring, assessment and indicators to support European and global environmental policy is the title of the SWOS policy report that identifies the links between the Horizon 2020 Satellite-based Wetland Observation Service (SWOS) project outcomes and existing policy frameworks at European and global levels.
February 5, 2019

SAR-based burned area mapping training in Indonesia

Within the framework of the GIZ's FORCLIME programme, RSS was recently hosting a week-long training on burned area detection using Sentinel-1 satellite data. Over 20 Indonesian officials from MoEF, LAPAN and provincial authorities explored how Sentinel-1 data could be used to complement Landsat-based burned area mapping in Indonesia.
January 19, 2019

New insights on the coastal accumulation of microplastics

RSS together with research partners published a paper on the coastal accumulation of microplastic particles in the journal "Marine Pollution Bulletin"
December 12, 2018

We’ve moved!

Last week, we were busy moving our offices from Baierbrunn to a new location high above the city of Munich.