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.



November 30, 2018

Best paper award for RSS and ICIPE at AARSE

Last month, RSS and ICIPE collaborated on a paper researching how remote sensing vegetation variables predict the spatial distribution of pests (Trioza erytreae) in Kenya. The publication was presented at the African Association of Remote Sensing of The Environment (AARSE2018) conference this October and won the best paper prize.
November 26, 2018

Success story of RSS published in “The Ever Growing Use of Copernicus across Europe’s Regions”

The publication is a collection of success stories on how Copernicus data meets the concrete needs of regional policy making. The RSS contribution “How Copernicus supports the energy transition“ was selected and included as a success story. The launch of “The Ever Growing Use of Copernicus across Europe’s Regions” at the European Parliament was on November 22nd 2018.
June 6, 2018

GlobeDrought – large-scale identification of drought hazard, vulnerability and risk

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. GlobeDrought combines spatially explicit, historical information on drought hazard, exposure and vulnerability from meteorological, agricultural, hydrological and socioeconomic sources to provide reliable and comprehensive information on drought risk at a global level.
April 25, 2018

Burned area mapping using Sentinel-1 SAR time series

The ESA Fire CCI project focuses on the development of long time series of burned area constructed from multi sensor satellite data. It is part of the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) of the European Space Agency (ESA). As a project partner, RSS produced the first spatial estimates of burned area for the fire prone year 2015 using on high-resolution Sentinel-1 SAR imagery.
April 12, 2018

Monitoring of tropical Wetlands using Copernicus satellite data

Demo-Wetlands is a research project, designed to explicitly address the need of international conventions for standardized methods of wetland monitoring by satellite remote sensing. As these fragile ecosystems are facing increasing pressure through global warming, pollution, overuse and land use change, up to date information on the state of global wetlands are key to support their protection.