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Satellites have been monitoring Earth for over 40 years. A time span in which our world has changed dramatically. The Human Influence Index shows how strong the impact of people has now become. Use of earth’s surface intensifies. Whether by the application of fertilizer, the loss of forests or the consumption of water. Our natural resources are under pressure. Whatever parameters are considered ... they all show how much our claims on the earth have increased in recent decades. The DLR Timeline project makes global change visible.
DLR (CC-BY 3.0).
Along with wind tunnel tests and trial flights, numerical simulation has become a powerful tool of aviation research. Scientists foresee that this technology, combined with continuously increasing computer performance, will in the future make it possible for a “virtual airplane” to make its maiden flight on the computer and be designed and certified digitally, and consequently at minimal cost and risk.
Since 1991 the German Antarctic Station GARS O'Higgins has been operated by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in cooperation with the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG).
GLOBAL WATERPACK is derived daily from data collected by the Terra and Aqua satellites. It shows at a resolution of 250 metres how many days per year locations on Earth were covered with water.
DLR (CC-BY 3.0).
The project "Virtuelle Welt" generates three dimensional city models to test autonomic driving concepts in a most realistic test environment.
Precise mapping from space for autonomous vehicles.www.drivemark.de
Few things could be more fascinating or demanding in the history of European space travel than the Rosetta comet mission. Launched on 2 March 2004, the spacecraft set off on its 10-year journey to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
After a 10-year journey of some seven billion kilometres, the Rosetta mission is now heading towards its next major milestone – setting the lander Philae on a comet.
WaMaPro is an easy to use tool for the derivation of water surfaces (floods, inundation, water bodies etc.) from multi-sensor SAR data. It is realized as a sharable QGIS Plugin.
Earth Observation has a large potential to contribute to the monitoring and sustainable management of large coastal river deltas.
The Yellow River Delta faces numerous challenges in the context of global change. Impacts of industrial exploitation, urbanization, agricultural transformation, as well as climate change can all be observed in the delta.
From space. For humans and the environment. Earth observation in use.
Ten years of planning, ten years of travel, 2.5 years of deep sleep and nine million kilometres still to go before reaching the goal. Eight hundred million kilometres away. One of the most exciting space missions then enters the home stretch.
Satellite images become maps with the help of TWOPAC. Any number of comparable satellite images can be classified with the same decision tree without substantial additional effort.
WISDOM stands for “Water-related Information System for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong Delta.” The project goal is to establish an adaptable information system for the Mekong delta.
PASODOBLE is developing local and regional services to provide information on air quality for health authorities, endangered persons, tourism and sport activities, and the general public.
The long-term goal is to satisfy a substantial part of the energy needs of the MENA countries and meet as much as 15% of Europe’s electricity demand by 2050.
Since 1999 equipment developed by the DLR has being successfully employed by farmers and hunters. It uses infrared sensors to detect wild animals during springtime mowing.
The video demonstrates how service providers can publish an environmental/health monitoring service through the GENESIS service portal.
The Sumatra earthquake of December 2004 was the second largest earthquake ever recorded by instruments. GITEWS is an early warning system for the Indian Ocean developed by DLR.
The primary goal of the mission is to detect and characterize Near Earth Objects (NEOs), with a focus on those located within Earth's orbit.
The overall goal of the joint German-Chinese coal fire research project is to improve understanding of the processes and boundary conditions influencing the outbreak of coal seam fires in China.