31 July 2014Since July 20, 2014, several forest fires occurred in the Valle Nuevo National Park, La Vega Province, Dominican Republic.Approximately 4,700 hectares of pine and other ancient timber forest have been devastated. Around 700 firefighters are in action to get the fire under control.
DFD‘s Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information (ZKI) has produced a map product of the wildfires in the frame of the „International Charter Space and Major Disasters“ as support for local fire fighters.
14 July 2014That‘s easy to forget, considering the inconsistent and rainy summer that followed. But spring 2014 was unusually warm, and there was more sunshine and less rain than in previous years.
02 July 2014Researchers at the Remote Sensing Technology Institute (IMF) have successfully used a new real-time camera system for traffic monitoring from a helicopter.
For their paper “Dual-baseline phase unwrapping challenges in the TanDEM-X Mission” Marie Lachaise, Thomas Fritz und Michael Eineder were honoured with the "Best Paper Award".
25 June 2014Radar satellites record global settlement patterns with hitherto unseen precision.
The sometimes bold, other times delicate lines in the images that scientists from the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) have created using data acquired by the German radar satellites TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X resemble Chinese ink drawings.