17 July 2015Representatives of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI), the Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, and Technische Universität Wien met at EOC on 14 July 2015 to learn from remote sensing experts about the potential of earth observation for monitoring world heritage sites.
15 July 2015Dr. Diego Loyola, a scientist at the Remote Sensing Technology Institute (IMF), has been appointed “DLR Senior Scientist” by Mr. Klaus Hamacher and Prof. Johann-Dietrich Wörner of the executive board. This distinction was conferred on only three DLR scientists in 2015. The formal appointment was made on 22 June 2015 as part of the executive board’s annual Dialogue programme in Köln.
10 July 2015On 9 July 2015 Patricia Lips and Sybille Benning visited the Earth Observation Center (EOC). They are members of the Bundestag’s Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment.
07 July 2015EOC scientist Dr. Xiaoxiang Zhu has been appointed a Professor of Signal Processing for Earth Observation at Munich Technical University (TUM) effective 1 July 2015. Prof. Zhu heads the Signal Analysis group of DLR’s Remote Sensing Technology Institute. Her professorship is in the Engineering Faculty “Bau Geo Umwelt” and is a chair jointly sponsored by DLR and TUM.
06 July 2015Whoever wants a glimpse of the future of our climate has to cast his eyes upward. Almost into outer space, up some 100 kilometres, at night. Then the consequences of global warming become rapidly evident. For years the German Aerospace Center (DLR) has been monitoring the temperature of the atmosphere at this altitude and analysing the changes—in order to improve climate models and to detect natural disasters early, like flooding, earthquakes and tsunami. The "base camp" for measurements is Germany‘s highest research station, the Schneefernerhaus Environmental Research Station (UFS) on Zugspitze mountain.
30 June 2015Exactly 20 years ago, in summer 1995, DLR received and processed for the first time data from the ERS-2 (European Remote Sensing) the second earth observation Satellite from ESA. A new instrument onboard ERS-2 was GOME (Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment), a relative high resolution spectrometer covering the complete UV, visible and near-infrared spectral regions.
29 June 2015The sinking of RMS Titanic seems like an event from the distant past, but still today, over 100 years after the disaster, icebergs continue to endanger shipping between Europe and North America. However, in contrast to earlier years, high-resolution satellite images can now be used to help monitor icebergs drifting in the ocean.