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.

August 15, 2022

COOPERATION

August 15, 2022

Forests4Future – Training on determining forest biomass using drones

In the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) region peatlands cover approximately 23,6 million hectares, representing 56% of global tropical peatlands. However, their exact extent in most of these countries is not well known since the identification by field-based methods is time consuming and expensive due to the enormous extent of the countries and additionally due to difficult accessibility of many areas.
April 30, 2022

COOPERATION

April 30, 2022

Wall-to-wall mapping of wetlands and potential peatlands in Lao PDR and the Philippines

In the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) region peatlands cover approximately 23,6 million hectares, representing 56% of global tropical peatlands. However, their exact extent in most of these countries is not well known since the identification by field-based methods is time consuming and expensive due to the enormous extent of the countries and additionally due to difficult accessibility of many areas.
March 31, 2022

COOPERATION

March 31, 2022

EUREKA EUROSTARS research project MuSe3D

In the EUREKA EUROSTARS research project MuSe3D we developed together with four other European partners a five-band multispectral camera for use on conventional drones. Compared to […]
October 19, 2021

News

October 19, 2021

New publication on biodiversity loss on tropical islands

November 25, 2020

News

November 25, 2020

Capacity building for the Indonesian Peat Restauration Agency BRG – Peat land mapping web workshop

Recently RSS completed an extensive peatland survey in Indonesia: 15 million hectares of peatland across Sumatra, Kalimantan, and Papua were mapped for the Indonesian Peat Restoration Agency (BRG) based on historic and recent satellite imagery as well as topographic data in combination with field measurements of peat depth.
November 11, 2020

News

November 11, 2020

Globe Drought meeting facilitated for Zimbabwe stakeholders

RSS and partners (United Nations University, Welthungerhilfe) successfully held an online webinar, titled ‘Drought risk assessment validation webinar’ for stakeholders in Zimbabwe. The online meeting took […]
June 5, 2020

News

June 5, 2020

Two new publications on food security in Africa

November 28, 2019

News

November 28, 2019

CoExist KICK-OFF MEETING AT UN-IOM

CoExist will monitor environmental-related transhumance patterns and will assess the associated risks for population displacement in Chad and the Central African Republic. The project is a cooperation between RSS and IOM (UN Agency - International Organization for Migration) and is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy via the DLR Space Administration.
November 26, 2019

News

November 26, 2019

NEW EARTH OBSERVATION METHOD FOR EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF INVASIVE PLANTS

RSS helped develop a satellite-based method that is able to discern the spread of, risk and occurrence areas for Prosopis juliflora and Parthenium hysterophorous over wider areas in Somaliland (Africa). Both invasive species are wide-spread in, particularly, African drylands and negatively affect livelihoods of pastoral and agro-pastoral communities.