24. Juni 2016Das DFD ist am bilateralen österreichisch-deutschen Projekt EO4HumEn+ beteiligt. In enger Zusammenarbeit mit humanitären Hilfsorganisationen wie Ärzte ohne Grenzen, SOS-Kinderdorf International, dem Roten Kreuz und den österreichischen Forschungspartnern werden in den nächsten zwei Jahren satellitenbildbasierte Informationsprodukte entwickelt und getestet.
22 June 2016On 22 June 2016 at 05:55 CEST, the BIROS (Bi-Spectral Infrared Optical System) microsatellite was successfully launched into space from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India on board a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) satellite will now search for high temperature events on Earth from an altitude of 515 kilometres.
17 June 2016Green roofs make cities more livable—for animals and people. Ecological niches come into being on rooftops where they filter the air, retain water, and exert a positive effect on the climate.How many green roofs are there in German cities now? What is their distribution and where else can existing roofs be landscaped? EOC scientists considered these questions and found answers that were presented during the “2016 Week of the Environment” in the park of Bellevue palace in Berlin.
10 June 2016The physical and biological surface cover of the ground and the way people use the land are important for many other land surface related parameters. Scientists at the DFD work on methods for the automated derivation of land use and land cover information from multispectral satellite image time series. A detailed depiction of the land use and land cover distribution in Germany has now been created. In future this kind of information should be derived at regular intervals to answer important questions about long-term land use trend in the context of global environmental change.
12 May 2016The Earth trembles, rivers burst their banks and tsunamis destroy coastal regions. Natural and man-made disasters make our high technology society ever more sensitive. The current disaster management systems have the drawback that they cannot be flexibly adapted to the respective situation. Hazards and disasters have a similar course but are nevertheless different. DLR has developed a system that takes this into account. PHAROS supports crisis managers, operations managers and relief workers in every phase of disaster response.