12 February 2015Ulrike Scharf, Bavarian State Minister of the Environment and Consumer Protection (StMUV), paid a visit to EOC on 12 Feb. 2015.
04 February 2015For the second time, Technology Review has selected Germany’s most innovative minds under 35 years of age. An IMF staff member, Xiaoxiang Zhu, is one of ten prizewinners. With her new 4D modelling approach, moving maps of urban areas can be generated from space with unprecedented precision and resolution based on TerraSAR-X data.
27 January 2015On 24 and 25 January an “Appathon” took place at EOC in Oberpfaffenhofen. The goal: development of app-based remote sensing applications.This competition for the best ideas was organised by the ESA Business Incubator Centre (BIC) and Anwendungszentrum Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO). EOC was one of six European venues. The winner in Oberpfaffenhofen was “Malevich”, an App idea for the energy sector. The team is now qualified to participate in the final round at the “Mobile World Congress” in Barcelona.
26 January 2015As one of the first institutions in Europe, DFD has now become an official component of the Copernicus Sentinel ground segment.On 22 January 2015 the Sentinel-1 Processing and Archiving Center at DFD passed its Operational Readiness Review and is now free to begin operations.
20 January 2015Satellites are not always available when up-to-date situation views are required.
Live aerial images from powered gliders might be a flexible and promising solution.
Under the project leadership of IMF an airborne camera system was tested using a live microwave data transmission link to ground.
13 January 2015The polar regions uniquely react to changes in global climate. Now DFD has decided to investigate this timely topic by establishing a junior scientists group for the purpose.