International Satellite Station Facility (ISSF) of the Earth Observation Center in Inuvik, Kanada
International Satellite Station Facility (ISSF) in Inuvik
Image 1/3, Image: DLR (CC-BY 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, Image: 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, Image: 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)
    Telephone: +49 8153 28-2885
    Fax: +49 8153 28-3444
    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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