10 December 2018 The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) provides hourly forecasts for trace gases affecting our climate and air quality throughout Europe and worldwide.The service now uses products from the Copernicus satellite Sentinel-5P (S5P) for the trace gas ozone, which are produced at the EOC. While the ozone layer in the stratosphere protects us, ground-level ozone is the main component of urban smog, irritating respiratory tract and damaging vegetation.
10 December 2018 The effects of climate change on snow cover can be felt globally. In addition to tourism, water availability, vegetation and agriculture, animal populations and the global radiation budget are also affected by these changes. Based on daily available satellite data, the EOC regularly analyses the global snow cover in order to understand these processes and assess their impact on society and the environment. The results of these evaluations are summarized in the "Global SnowPack" product.
21 November 2018 Nicely in time for the 2018 National Remote Sensing and Copernicus Forum in Berlin, the CODE-DE service platform makes available throughout Europe rectified and atmospherically corrected Sentinel-2 data (Level-2A). This adds another valuable data set to the existing inventory, which exceeds 1.2 million products.
15 November 2018 A, for the season, unusual drought lead to devastating forest fires in California. So far several hundred thousand people were evacuated and dozen deaths were registered.Butte County, located in Northern California, is especially affected. Satellite data has already been made available as part of the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters".
07 November 2018The DLR Science Award 2018 was granted to a joint science team from different DLR institutes. It is an acknowledgement of the work on the generation and performance assessment of the global digital elevation model provided by the TanDEM-X mission. Dr. Birgit Wessel, Dipl.-Ing. Martin Huber and Dr. Thomas Fritz from the Earth Observation Center (EOC) and further scientists from the Microwave and Radar Institute were forming the team.
06 November 2018For the fifth time the "ASTO Förderpreis" was awarded by the ASTO Group at 24th of October. This year Celia Baumhoer (Department Land Surface Dynamic, DFD) was awarded for her work in the context of her PhD thesis “Glacier front dynamics of Antarctica – Analyzing changes in glacier and ice shelf front positions based on SAR time-series“.