19 May 2015Worldwide there is a population flow from the countryside into cities. Huge new urban agglomerations arise, slums grow in the remaining open spaces.Megacities merge into megaregions with over 100 million inhabitants.
08 May 2015DFD in Neustrelitz was the first station worldwide outside the ESA core ground segment to acquire and process Sentinel-1 data.The radar data from this Copernicus satellite are being processed in near-real-time and used by DLR’s Maritime Safety Research Department in Neustrelitz and Bremen for such purposes as the automatic detection of ships and oil leaks and to derive wind, wave and ice parameters. The undergirding development work is being co-financed by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy and the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
06 May 2015EOC scientist Dr. Xiaoxiang Zhu has been awarded the DFG’s Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize for 2015 in Berlin on 5 May 2015.
30 April 2015EOC scientists have used data acquired by Sentinel-1 satellite to calculate the ground displacements caused by the earthquake. The analysis shows surface displacements of several meters for a more than 90-kilometre-long and 30-kilometre-wide area around Kathmandu.
27 April 2015The German Joint Information and Situation Centre tasked the Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information with the creation of reference maps to help aid organization in their work on the ground.
On April 25, 2015 a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit the Himalayan region. Authorities estimate that more than 2000 people were killed and many more injured across Nepal and the neighbouring countries China, India and Bangladesh. The epicentre was located between the Nepalese capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara.