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 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"
August 29, 2018

COOPERATION

August 29, 2018

DeMo-Wetlands field survey and stakeholder meeting in Rwanda

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

Research

June 6, 2018

GlobeDrought – large-scale identification of drought hazard, vulnerability and risk

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 12, 2018

Research

April 12, 2018

Monitoring of tropical Wetlands using Copernicus satellite data

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

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.