26 January 2015As one of the first institutions in Europe, DFD has now become an official component of the Copernicus Sentinel ground segment.On 22 January 2015 the Sentinel-1 Processing and Archiving Center at DFD passed its Operational Readiness Review and is now free to begin operations.
20 January 2015Satellites are not always available when up-to-date situation views are required.
Live aerial images from powered gliders might be a flexible and promising solution.
Under the project leadership of IMF an airborne camera system was tested using a live microwave data transmission link to ground.
13 January 2015The polar regions uniquely react to changes in global climate. Now DFD has decided to investigate this timely topic by establishing a junior scientists group for the purpose.
12 January 2015The first visitor of the New Year from a federal institution was welcomed to EOC already on January 9. Dr. Wolfgang Scheremet, head of Department IV at the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs carries responsibility for industrial policy as well as aeronautics and space.
22 December 2014Ten years ago, on 26 December 2004 a seaquake near Sumatra generated a devastating tsunami in the Indian Ocean. The German Remote Sensing Data Center supported the ensuing disaster relief efforts by providing satellite-based emergency mapping services. Much has happened since then: the establishment of a tsunami early warning system, risk modeling of endangered coasts, and improved rapid mapping of disaster areas. Over the past ten years the German Remote Sensing Data Center has engaged its science and technology to improve preparedness for future events.
16 December 2014On 15 December 2014 Mr. Uwe Beckmeyer, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, paid a visit to EOC.