RECENT ACTIVITIES

Read here more on recent activities and research projects. We are 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 21, 2019

News

November 21, 2019

PEAT REWETTING PROJECT SAVES 3 MIO. t CO2 PER YEAR

RSS contributed to the Krombacher Climate Protection Project by determining the specific CO₂ emission savings achieved by the peat rewetting activities which were implemented by the WWF in the Sebangau National Park in Borneo, Indonesia.
November 20, 2019

News

November 20, 2019

GlobeDrought HOLDS 2nd STAKEHOLDER MEETING

This week, partners from JRC’s GDO, UNCCD and WWF joined the GlobeDrought consortium to discuss the current status of global drought monitoring, best practices and the possibility of future cooperation between organizations.
September 22, 2019

Research

September 22, 2019

Evaluating the impacts of Payment for Ecosystem Services interventions

The IMPACTED project aims to understand how agro-forestry systems capture carbon stocks. Project related agro-forestry sites were established as part of a Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) project incentive scheme in the Sofala Province in Mozambique. PES is an asset-building landscape conservation and climate mitigation strategy that is being increasingly seen as a viable land use option in rural Africa.
March 12, 2018

Research

Tropical forest

March 12, 2018

Using InSAR to determine above-ground biomass in tropical forests

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

Research

Tropical forest canopy

February 15, 2018

Mapping global forest biomass using satellite imagery

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.
February 3, 2018

Research

Carbon-rich peat swamp forest ecosystem

February 3, 2018

Indonesian Peat Prize competition – a new method to map tropical peatlands

We are very pleased to announce that RSS, as lead of the International Peat Mapping Team, won the 1 Million USD Indonesian Peat Prize challenge! The competition aimed to find a new, more accurate and efficient way of mapping tropical peatland extent and thickness.
January 6, 2018

Research

January 6, 2018

Mapping soil organic carbon (SOC) stock

The research project SOCmonit focuses on development of methods to standardize the spatio-temporal monitoring of soil organic carbon (SOC) within long-term field experiment (LTFE) sites using spectral measurements from remote sensing and proximal soil detection.