21 February 2017 Thanks to its high-alpine location the Schneefernerhaus Environmental Research Station (UFS) provides unique opportunities for environmental, climate, and high altitude research. On 20 February 2017 a delegation of the budget committee of the German parliament visited this research station on the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain, accompanied by Maria Krautzberger, President of the German Environment Agency. There the visitors were informed about the research activities of the ten consortium partners, including the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
17 February 2017On 15 February 2017 representatives from the Federal Statistical Office of Germany and the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy were informed at EOC about the potential of earth observation and current developments.
16 February 2017Since early February a distinct reduction in ozone concentration over northern Europe has been observed. This situation is unusual in the Northern Hemisphere.
31 January 2017On January 24, 2017, the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters' was activated for forest fires in Chile. The DLR/ZKI is responsible for the Project Management of this Charter Call and supports the ‘Chilean National Office of Emergency of the Interior Ministry’ (ONEMI) of Chile with the provision of satellite data and value added disaster information products.
30 January 2017The limited-edition 2017 DLR calendar, distributed to representatives of ministries, public authorities, partners, and decision makers in science and industry, once more features EOC topics. And it was again successful in a calendar competition. On 26 January it received a bronze “gregor international calendar award” at the Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart.
26 January 2017At “Augsburg Children‘s University” scientists teach youngsters about current research topics and provide background knowledge. EOC is involved.