About us

Meet the team

  • Jonas Franke Managing director

    Jonas is a geographer whose expertise lies in earth observation and environmental monitoring. He manages international R&D, joint projects, and also advises organizations on conservation, risk assessment and monitoring techniques.

  • Yannic Fetik Forestry

    Yannic is a trained forest engineer and holds an M.Sc. in geoinformatics. He has a passion for forests, data analytics and machine learning.

  • Kim-Jana Stückemann Remote sensing & GIS

    With a background in geography and geoinformatics, Kim’s strengths lie in applied remote sensing and environmental analyses. Her work mainly deals with vegetation monitoring and land cover classification using optical remote sensing data.

  • Florian Siegert Founding director

    With extensive knowledge in ecology and more than 20 years of remote sensing experience, Florian initiates, designs and manages large international projects. He also teaches environmental monitoring at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität.

  • Claudius Mott Remote sensing & GIS

    Claudius is a biologist with over 15 years’ experience in earth observation. He possesses a professional breadth of knowledge in aquatic remote sensing (coral reefs, coastal ecosystems) and international conservation guidelines.

  • Abhishek Manandhar Software development

    Abhi is a satellite applications engineer with expertise in large-scale software development. He is currently responsible for envisioning automated remote sensing and GIS applications that resolve key processing challenges.

  • Kristina Konecny Forest research

    Kristina is a remote sensing, GIS and photogrammetry specialist, with a background in geodata-visualization. She focuses on analysing LiDAR data to characterize and monitor tropical forest ecosystems.

  • Elizabeth Atwood Marine research

    Liz brings a background in marine biology, oceanography and statistical modeling to the team. Her work focuses on developing methods to monitor plastic debris distributions in rivers and ocean gyres.

  • Natalie Cornish Remote sensing & GIS

    Natalie’s background lies in environmental monitoring, particularly using multi or hyperspectral data. Her current responsibilities include wetland, drought and crop monitoring as well as 3D destination marketing.

  • Iris Haberkorn Marketing & administration

    Iris has worked for RSS since 2010. With her extensive experience in marketing & communications, she happily assists the RSS Team with all administrative and management matters.

  • Sandra Lohberger (Englhart) Synthetic Aperture Radar

    With a PhD in radar remote sensing and environm. monitoring, Sandra's expertise includes multi-sensor carbon stock estimation, environmental monitoring and field campaigns. She manages SAR, forestry and R&D projects.

  • Tobias Landmann Remote sensing

    Tobias is an earth observation expert that specializes in integrative mapping and modelling (e.g. land degradation, epidemiology, crop productivity). His particular focus is land surface dynamics, semi-automatic modelling or mapping, devising curricula and managing EO projects.

  • Stefan Kirmaier Software development

    Stefan is a remote sensing and GIS specialist with a background in geoinformatics. His work deals predominantly with process and workflow automatization, as well as software development.

  • Werner Wiedemann Remote sensing & GIS

    Werner is highly specialized in digital image processing for remotely-sensed data, as well as GIS-based landscape analyses and modeling. He studied cartography and geomedia technologies in Munich.

  • Anna Berninger Forest research (SAR)

    Anna’s skills lie in geoinformatics and remote sensing. Her research concentrates on monitoring tropical forests using radar and involves SAR analysis, interferometry and polarimetry.

  • Peter Navratil Remote sensing

    Peter holds an MSc in geography, specializing in remote sensing of forests and the environment. With a decade’s experience in environmental consulting, Peter currently manages forestry, REDD+ and climate change projects.




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The Office

  • Address: Isarstr. 3, 82065 Baierbrunn, Germany
  • Phone: +49 (0)89 48954765