15 September 2017On Sunday 10 Sept. 2017 the tanker AGIA ZONI II sank for reasons not yet known off the Greek coast near Athens. While measures to contain and remove the resulting oil slick are underway, the latest satellite images reveal the extent of the pollution.
13 September 2017On 13 September 2017 the German cabinet approved the "National Strategy for the European Copernicus Programme" that was presented by the Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, thereby setting concrete national goals.
12 September 2017On Saturday, 9 September 2017, the Bavarian Minister of the Environment and Consumer Protection, Ms Ulrike Scharf, a member of the state parliament, formally opened this year’s Climate Week in the historic Munich Residence and afterward at the Streetlife Festival on nearby Odeonsplatz.
08 September 2017Hurricane Irma has caused severe damage and flooding in the Caribbean over the past few days. With the highest hurricane category, 5, and wind speeds up to some 290 km/h, Irma is among the most powerful tropical storms to have appeared in the Atlantic since the beginning of systematic weather recording. Irma developed end of August near the Cape Verde Islands and started moving westward into the Caribbean. It is now heading toward Florida.
01 September 2017From 14-18 August 2017 DFD conducted a remote sensing training course at WWF in Bogota, Colombia. It took place in the framework of the IKI SULU project (Land Use Change in Savannahs and Grasslands), which is being financed by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety.
30 August 2017On August 26th, 2017, hurricane Harvey made landfall on the coast of Texas, causing extensive flooding. In the frame of the 'International Charter Space and Major Disasters', DLR supports the crisis management activities.