14 August 2014Can the height of a rice plant be measured from space? TanDEM-X, a DLR mission designed to generate high accuracy global elevation models, has been shown to be capable of doing just that.
31 July 2014Since July 20, 2014, several forest fires occurred in the Valle Nuevo National Park, La Vega Province, Dominican Republic.Approximately 4,700 hectares of pine and other ancient timber forest have been devastated. Around 700 firefighters are in action to get the fire under control.
DFD‘s Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information (ZKI) has produced a map product of the wildfires in the frame of the „International Charter Space and Major Disasters“ as support for local fire fighters.