10 September 2014After increased seismic activity in the past weeks, the Icelandic volcano Bardarbunga (Bárðarbunga) erupted on 1 September 2014. The Bardarbunga volcano is a stratovolcano located under the Vatnajökull glacier in a remote location. EOC is monitoring the emitted trace gases and their distribution in the atmosphere in near-real-time.
25 August 2014Federal Minister of the Interior de Maizière and Chairman of the Executive Board of DLR Prof. Dr. Johann-Dietrich Wörner have met recently to discuss the use of remote sensing data in support of crisis situations, civil protection and police investigations.
14 August 2014Can the height of a rice plant be measured from space? TanDEM-X, a DLR mission designed to generate high accuracy global elevation models, has been shown to be capable of doing just that.
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.