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
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
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.
October 19, 2018
Meet RSS at the 13th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP13) which will be held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, from 21 to 29 October 2018.
August 29, 2018
The DeMo-Wetlands team traveled to Rwanda this month, meeting with local stakeholders and exchanging the latest advances in geospatial products for wetlands. A field survey was additionally conducted for validating the products.
June 6, 2018
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
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
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.
March 12, 2018
The international research project Pol-InSAR4AGB focused on the development of algorithms and the creation of process chains for the integrative use of multi-sensor X- and C-band SAR data using Pol-InSAR techniques for the determination of forest height and above-ground biomass in tropical forests.
February 15, 2018
Biomass is a fundamental biophysical variable that quantifies the Earth’s living vegetation. It has profound social and economic importance as a source of materials and energy, and its state, dynamics and resilience have impacts on the whole Earth system. The main purpose of the GlobBiomass project was to better characterize and to reduce uncertainties of above ground biomass estimates.