11 May 2022Traffic emissions endanger our health. Especially at heavy traffic locations, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter limits are often exceeded. EOC researchers and partners have therefore derived from satellite data ground concentrations of these air pollutants in the S-VELD project and analysed their sources and temporal distribution.
10 May 2022In cooperation with the World Bank, African settlements with more than 10,000 inhabitants have been recorded from space.
Earth observation data help to identify critical developments and better prepare cities for natural hazards.
The German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) has linked its World Settlement Footprint (WSF) products with other databases. Machine learning methods help to process the enormous amounts of data.
Focus: Space, digitalisation, security, Earth observation, climate change, Big Data, artificial intelligence.
04 May 2022The German Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program (EnMAP) satellite, which is managed by the German Space Agency at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) in Bonn on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), has spent roughly one month in space since its launch on 1 April 2022. It has now delivered its first high-resolution satellite images. Following the successful completion of the mission’s the Launch and Early Orbit Phase, the individual subsystems of the highly complex hyperspectral instrument were put into operation piece by piece under the control of the German Space Operations Center (GSOC). EnMAP has now imaged a strip approximately 30 kilometres wide and 180 kilometres long over Istanbul on the Bosporus, Turkey, where Europe meets Asia and sent the data down to Earth via the DLR ground station in Neustrelitz.
02 May 2022EOC scientist Dr. Celia Baumhoer was one of the six participants at the Helmholtz spring reception on April 28, 2022 in Berlin who were awarded a Helmholtz Prize for her doctoral dissertation. In her work Ms. Baumhoer analysed the ice dynamics in the Antarctic and developed methodologies for the automated derivation of glacier and ice shelf fronts.
07 April 2022Six months after the exhibition opened, over 300,000 visitors had already seen the huge EOC Earth sculpture at Gasometer Oberhausen. The Earth sculpture is the highlight of an exhibition entitled “A Fragile Paradise”.
05 April 2022Forest fires play a crucial role for ecosystems, threaten human lives and infrastructure, and contribute to climate change. Monitoring them is especially important. Now a new EOC dataset is available for the purpose. It shows those areas in Europe, that fell victim to flames: detected fully automatically, within just two hours after recording by the Sentinel-3 Copernicus satellite.