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.

September 1, 2020

News

September 1, 2020

3D mapping of 15 million hectares of peatlands supporting BRG – the Indonesian Peat Restoration agency

Indonesia hosts the largest tropical peatland areas worldwide. These landscapes represent huge carbon sinks, formed over the last 15.000 years from deposited plant remains, which accumulate […]
August 5, 2020

News

August 5, 2020

ESA selected RSS’ marine plastic idea on the Open Space Innovation Platform and kicked-off an Early Technology Development project

Last year, ESA asked via the Open Space Innovation Platform for innovative ideas to detect and track marine plastic litter using satellites. Marine litter is one […]
June 5, 2020

News

June 5, 2020

Two new publications on food security in Africa

January 10, 2020

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

January 10, 2020

New, spatially transferable method to map drought using remote sensing

A new study published in collaboration with ICIPE this May looks at the effect of agro-ecological landscape fragmentation and its effect on honey bee habitats in Eastern Kenya.
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.
September 5, 2019

News

September 5, 2019

RSS IS NEW MEMBER OF THE GLOBAL PEATLANDS INITIATIVE

RSS became a new member of the Global Peatlands Initiative and is now looking forward to contribute to peatland conservation through assessing the status of global peatlands.
May 6, 2019

Research

May 6, 2019

Earth Observation can support public health

Climate change has emerged as a major risk factor for global public health acting on its own or modifying the effect of the wide array of the well-studied immediate and intermediate determinants of health. A DFG-funded Research Unit in Public Health studies how weather variability influences three major climate-sensitive health outcomes: (i) childhood undernutrition, (ii) malaria and (iii) heat stress.
March 21, 2019

News

March 21, 2019

SWOS policy report available

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.
January 19, 2019

News

January 19, 2019

New insights on the coastal accumulation of microplastics

RSS together with research partners published a paper on the coastal accumulation of microplastic particles in the journal "Marine Pollution Bulletin"