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    Promoting research and development for a more sustainable future

    Using computer simulations, remote sensing and satellite technology, RSS-Hydro offer innovative solutions for a sustainable future.

    RSS-Hydro works towards promoting research and development for a sustainable future, focusing its activities pivoting around three business pillars: research, development of science-driven products and expert scientific consulting.

    RSS-Hydro’s Research and Education Department is a government-accredited research institute which hopes to receive public funding to allow the business to train PhD students and postdoctoral scholars. RSS-Hydro’s RED overall mission is to establish a globally influential private R&D centre in water risk sciences, with strategic public-private partnerships.

    The team is a mix of internationally-recognised scientists, geoscience technicians and trained drone pilots. The company stands for open data, promotes open public IP and publishes their methods and algorithms in open-access scientific journals. RSS-Hydro builds on transparency and strategic public-private partnerships to advance important issues, such as the SDGs.

    RSS-Hydro is a proud member of the Luxembourg Space Cluster, the Open Geospatial Consortium and EARSC.

    The company has recently joined forces with the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) and leading Italian software company Fadeout to create a joint venture called WASDI, that offers a fully interoperable platform, on which users can develop and execute Earth Observation (EO)-based apps for a variety of applications, including disaster assistance tools such as global flood mapping and fire detection from satellites.

    Given the high demand from industry sectors as well as the humanitarian and aid development community to offer more innovation in the EO application market, RSS-Hydro focuses resources and R&D projects to effectively respond to this market gap. RSS-Hydro is constantly committed to better serve science to everyone and engage end-users from a variety of different sectors by assisting them in developing better products for their needs or using new and existing services in a way that produces better actionable information.


    • Remote sensing (Satellites, airborne, UAV)
    • Hydrology
    • Topography (DEM)
    • Flood Modelling
    • Machine Learning


    • Flood disaster assistance
    • Flood risk
    • Extreme value analysis
    • Innovation in industry
    • Education
    Partner Articles
    Flood management River Niger

    SEMOR: The innovative aid project enhancing flood management of the Niger...

    Margherita Bruscolini, Geospatial Scientist at RSS-Hydro, outlines the organisation’s SEMOR aid project, designed to improve water resources management in the flood-prone Niger River. River and...
    earth observation technology

    Groundbreaking advances in Earth Observation technology

    Margherita Bruscolini, Geospatial Scientist and Drone Pilot at RSS-Hydro, discusses advances in Earth observation technology and introduces WASDI – an interoperable platform facilitating a variety of applications, including disaster response tools.
    flood mapping

    FloodSENS: Taking a look at the flood mapping of the future

    Ben Gaffinet, Applied Physicist at RSS-Hydro, explains how Machine Learning can help create valuable flood maps to support disaster response.
    Partner Special Reports
    RSS Hydro: developing effective disaster risk management strategies

    RSS Hydro: developing effective disaster risk management strategies

    RSS Hydro Geoscientist & UAV Pilot, Margherita Bruscolini, discusses the necessity of understanding the components of disaster risk and how this will facilitate the...

    Natural disasters: exposing inequalities in society

    Margherita Bruscolini, Geoscientist & UAV Pilot at RSS-Hydro examines how natural disasters expose the stark inequalities in society between the wealthy and poor, and...
    RSS-Hydro: the diverse scientific and commercial applications of drone technology

    RSS-Hydro: the diverse scientific and commercial applications of drone technology

    Drone technology is diverse and can be used across many different sectors. RSS-Hydro’s CEO, Dr Guy Schumann discusses the commercial and scientific applications of...
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    geospatial technologies

    Achieving sustainable development goals with geospatial technologies

    Pioneers of the drone sector RSS-Hydro outline how their extremely versatile geospatial technologies provide a vast array of potential applications that can aid in...

    Using the newest geospatial technologies

    The innovative RSS-Hydro showcases its newest geospatial technologies and discusses its mission to build on pioneering new remote sensing technologies. There is a clear and...