Earth Ob­ser­va­tion Cen­ter 

International Satellite Station Facility (ISSF) of the Earth Observation Center in Inuvik, Kanada
In­ter­na­tion­al Satel­lite Sta­tion Fa­cil­i­ty (ISSF) in In­u­vik
Image 1/3, Credit: DLR (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

International Satellite Station Facility (ISSF) in Inuvik

DLR op­er­ates its own re­ceiv­ing sta­tion in In­u­vik, Cana­da, at the In­ter­na­tion­al Sta­tion Fa­cil­i­ty (ISSF) ground sta­tion of the Cana­da Cen­ter for Map­ping and Earth Ob­ser­va­tion (CCME). In­u­vik, as well as the ground sta­tion in Sval­bard, Nor­way, re­ceive the sci­en­tif­ic da­ta from the Sen­tinel 5P mis­sion.
Strait of Hormuz, Sentinel-3B: OLCI
Strait of Hor­muz
Image 2/3, Credit: Copernicus Sentinel Data (2019)

Strait of Hormuz

DLR's Earth Ob­ser­va­tion Cen­ter has tak­en on the role of the Sen­tinel-1 / Sen­tinel-3 OL­CI Pro­cess­ing and Archiv­ing Cen­ter (PAC) on be­half of ESA. The PAC gen­er­ates high­er-qual­i­ty im­age da­ta from the raw da­ta of four Sen­tinel satel­lites, which are archived in the Ger­man Satel­lite Da­ta Archive (D-SDA) at the EOC and made avail­able to users world­wide for da­ta anal­y­sis.
Mediterranean Sea around Sicily, 16.01.2019
Mediter­ranean Sea around Sici­ly, Sen­tinel-3B: OL­CI, eoc
Image 3/3, Credit: Copernicus Sentinel Data (2019)

Mediterranean Sea around Sicily, Sentinel-3B: OLCI, eoc

Sen­tinel-1A, the first satel­lite of the Eu­ro­pean Earth ob­ser­va­tion pro­gramme Coper­ni­cus, was launched in April 2014. Sev­en Sen­tinel satel­lites are now op­er­a­tional. The da­ta of four of these are pro­cessed at the EOC.

The EOC includes the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) and the Remote Sensing Technology Institute (IMF) with locations in Oberpfaffenhofen, Neustrelitz and Berlin-Adlershof as well as an office in Bremen. We conduct research in the field of remote sensing and develop scientific evaluation methods and application-oriented solutions for the environment and climate, mobility and planning, civil security and prevention and management in the event of natural disasters. We operate satellite receiving stations in Germany and across the globe, distribute data and information products to users, and secure all data in the long term. We cooperate closely with research institutions, universities, government users and the private sector. We train young academics in the natural sciences and engineering. Please contact us.

  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Dech
    Di­rec­tor DFD
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    Ger­man Re­mote Sens­ing Da­ta Cen­ter (DFD)
    Earth Oberser­va­tion Cen­ter (EOC)
    Münchener Straße 20
    82234 Weßling
  • Prof. Dr. Richard Bamler
    Di­rec­tor IMF
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    Re­mote Sens­ing Tech­nol­o­gy In­sti­tute (IMF)
    Telephone: +49 8153 28-2673
    Fax: +49 8153 28-1420
    Münchener Straße 20
    82234 Weßling

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