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.

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.
April 27, 2021

News

April 27, 2021

New publication on peat dome surface modelling based on ICESat-2 data in Remote Sensing

RSS recently published a study focusing on the identification of ombrogenous peat domes. In this study an approach to model the surface of convex shaped peat domes in Indonesia using freely available satellite LiDAR data from ICESat-2/ATLAS, which was launched in 2018, was developed.
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 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 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.
February 3, 2018

Research

Carbon-rich peat swamp forest ecosystem

February 3, 2018

RSS won the 1 Million USD Indonesian Peat Prize competition

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.