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INNOVATION

We consider research as a fundamental activity that allows us to offer cutting-edge solutions. We are actively involved in research projects and our team develops new algorithms in data science, efficient, automated services and modern information products that supports positive environmental change.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT


Although RSS is a commercial enterprise, research and innovation is a fundamental part of our work. Satellite technology is evolving rapidly and continuously offers new monitoring capabilities. Through our research activities in cooperation with leading research institutions, we are able to offer innovative mapping and monitoring solutions. We have published more than 150 research papers in renowned scientific journals and led numerous studies concerning the latest satellite instruments.

Featured research projects

RESEARCH TOPICS

ALL RESEARCH

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    Earth Observation and Satellite Navigation for tourism

    Earth Observation and Satellite Navigation for tourism

    CapeOutdoors3D prototyped a web application for tourists planning outdoor activities in Nature Reserves and National Parks in South Africa. The project linked the space technologies Earth Observation and GPS Satellite Navigation with the aim to provide a 3D virtual reality planning and navigation tool for tourists.
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    Multi-Spectral- and 3D-Monitoring of Vegetation by UAVs

    Multi-Spectral- and 3D-Monitoring of Vegetation by UAVs

    Objective of this EUROSTARS research project is the development and evaluation of a multi-spectral measurement device for improved monitoring of vegetation by drones. Application fields are forest inventories and the monitoring of large agricultural production areas.
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    Satellite-based Wetland Observation System (SWOS)

    Satellite-based Wetland Observation System (SWOS)

    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.
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    Spatial decision support for a sustainable and efficient energy transition

    Spatial decision support for a sustainable and efficient energy transition

    Energy transition is governed at European and national scale, leading to laws and regulations such as the German EEG. Regional administrations are often not aware of the full potential and limitations to produce renewable energies. In the research project COP4EE-2 RSS uses satellite imagery to determine the potential for renewable energies on a district level.
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    FireSENSE - Improving fire monitoring

    FireSENSE – Improving fire monitoring

    The multilateral research project FireSense aims at developing an improved fire information system to support environmental agencies and fire fighting. It includes early detection of active fires, assessment of vegetation and peat fires by thermal infrared satellites, derivation of trace gas and aerosol emissions and the mapping of burned areas.
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    Detection of marine plastic pollution

    Detection of marine plastic pollution

    The research project Sentinels4Marine Plastic Waste focused on assessing the feasibility of using Earth Observation data for global and local monitoring of plastic debris abundance in both fresh- and saltwater aquatic ecosystems. This interdisciplinary project combined remote sensing data analysis and in situ measurements of macro- and microplastic debris to assess the potential of remote sensing technologies as a monitoring tool.
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    Exploring the spatial dimensions of malaria

    Exploring the spatial dimensions of malaria

    The primary objective of MALAREO was to develop technology and implement EO capacities within malaria vector control and management programs in southern Africa. Malaria is a preventable and curable disease. Fundamental is the control and management of the vector. There is a need for accurate and effective monitoring and evaluation systems as a resource to inform decisions that will assist in achieving these goals.
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