28. Juli 2017Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is not only one of the largest and most densely populated, but also one of the most vulnerable river deltas worldwide.In a new, two-year collaborative project, “Catch-Mekong”, EOC scientists are cooperating with Vietnamese partners from science institutions and industry to stimulate sustainable development of the land and water resources of the Mekong Delta.
25 July 2017The radar image shows the gigantic iceberg in full size. Since calving ten days ago, it has receded up to five kilometres from the break-off edge.
Also during polar night the German TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X radar satellites can supply high-resolution images of the cracks in the ice, even if they are buried under several metres of snow.
24 July 2017Where does the air we breath come from? What is the source of the red dust on our cars? How do increased concentrations of particulate matter, pollen, gases, or even radioactivity get to a local measuring station? A tool available online and developed with EOC assistance helps answer these questions.
18 July 2017Nineteen upcoming scientists from 15 countries were guests of EOC in recent weeks. From 3 to 14 July the postgraduate students participated in the Summer School “Airborne Remote Sensing for Monitoring Essential Biodiversity Variables in Forest Ecosystems”.
07 July 2017On 6 July 2017 astronaut-trainee Insa Thiele-Eich welcomed the one millionth visitor to the “Wonders of Nature” exhibition at Gasometer Oberhausen. The highlight of the exhibition is an enormous earth sculpture designed by EOC. Until 30 November visitors have the opportunity to view our planet from the perspective of an astronaut and be amazed at the intelligence of animal and plant life depicted in some 150 large-format photographs by internationally renowned nature photographers.
04 July 2017After 26 years an era came to end at DLR’s Earth Observation Center (EOC) on 21 June 2017. The endeavour that came to a successful conclusion involved processing and archiving satellite data from the ERS and Envisat missions and was one of EOC’S longest duration projects. The ERS-1/-2 Envisat D-PAF/D-PAC (Processing and Archiving Facility/Center) at DLR, commissioned by ESA, existed continuously since 1991.
04 July 2017On the occasion of the first EAGLE Midsummer Dialogue of the Department of Remote Sensing at Würzburg University in cooperation with the German Remote Sensing Data Center, Dr Stefan Dech, full professor of remote sensing, and Jun. Prof. Christopher Conrad, coordinator of the EAGLE graduate programme, welcomed to Oberpfaffenhofen on 23 June over 50 students, instructors and former department staff.