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Earth Observation Center
Applications and projects
The Earth Observation Center EOC develops remote sensing techniques and promotes their application in science , industry and society. In addition to research work, the EOC offers products and solutions through services driven by user demands. These services are not assigned to organizational units, in fact their structure is institute-spanning. Services may be primarily oriented inward (for DLR-institutions) or outward. The following services are operational and ISO certified.
EOWEB - Earth Observation interface
The user interface Earth Observation on the WEB provides access to the earth observation data available at the DFD. You can search for catalogue data, view browse images, order catalogue data, specify and order future acquisitions. The following products are available via EOWEB-NG: O3M-SAF products IRS-P5 Cartosat-1 (IRS-P5.PAN.MONO.P and IRS-P5.PAN.STEREO.P) TerraSAR-X products (Access is restricted to privileged users only!)
OpAiRS - Optical Airborne Remote Sensing
The experience and the infrastructure of the Earth Observation Center EOC in the domain of airborne remote sensing is concentrated in the „Optical Airborne Remote Sensing and Calibration Facility“. OpAiRS has the capability to calibrate and operate hyperspectral sensors, and to generate user defined products on demand.
The atmosphere is changing and the potential consequences for the "System Earth" are manifold. Dynamics, chemistry, and radiation determine its state and because all are coupled with each other via various mechanisms it is often difficult to identify a direct link between causes and consequences. A better understanding of this system requires integral, continuous, precise, long term and global observations. In order to contribute to this effort of improved understanding, the World Data Center for Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere (WDC-RSAT) was established.
ZKI - Center for satellite-based Crisis Information
The ZKI supports crisis relief units through provision of rapid mapping for disaster management and humanitarian aid. In the context of the „International Charter on Space and Major Disasters“ satellite data have been acquired, analysed, and processed into thematic maps and visualizations in very short time-schedules. ZKI is integrated in national and international networks and contributes staff to the disaster management initiative (SPIDER) of the United Nations (UN).
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