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.
30 June 2017Some 150 high-ranking European representatives of government, industry, research and environmental protection bodies met on 29 June 2017 in Brussels to discuss the risks associated with climate change and possible courses of action. In this context the strategy of the "Virtual Alpine Observatory" (VAO) was introduced for the first time to the public. The VAO strategy contains 11 challenges that focus on urgent questions facing scientists in the next ten years.