November 02, 2022Since its launch seven months ago, the German Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program (EnMAP) satellite has been busy collecting data. It has recorded more than 11.4 million square kilometres of Earth's surface – an area larger than Europe – from an altitude of approximately 650 kilometres, using its 242 spectral channels. But these data were not collected for scientific purposes. They were needed to set up the Hyperspectral Imager (HSI) instrument for scientific operation optimally and to check the quality of the acquired data.
October 31, 2022Altenburg, Altenahr, Reimerzhoven, Rech and Dernau are among the places that were particularly badly affected by the floods in the Ahr Valley in the summer of 2021. Under the direction of DLR and the Bavarian Red Cross (BRK), aerial photographs of these places in the district of Ahrweiler (Rhineland-Palatinate) have now been taken once again. Four drones were used. The current data serve as a basis for the development of methods for automatic image evaluation in the event of disasters.
October 26, 2022Strong, continuous rainfall has led to serious flooding in southern and central Chad. At the request of the Federal Foreign Office, DLR-ZKI analysed the flood situation from July to October within a few hours and forwarded the information to other institutions, including several embassies in Chad and UN bodies. The analyses were also presented at a joint ACIS project meeting at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.
October 13, 2022The ongoing energy crisis and climate-neutral conversion of the energy economy has brought energy-saving measures sharply into focus. The building sector alone is responsible for nearly one-third of German energy consumption. This enormous potential for conserving energy was quantified with the help of EOC.
October 10, 2022The EOC coordinated a large-scale measurement campaign in Braunschweig. In the process, various traffic scenarios were recorded by a large number of sensors on the ground and from the air. The data set thus obtained is used to develop methods with which automated vehicles will be able to determine their position themselves in the future.
Oktober 07, 2022The German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) in Neustrelitz was host to the 31st Landsat Technical Working Group Meeting that took place in Rostock from October 3-7, 2022. The Neustrelitz ground station is a component of the international ground station network of the U.S. Landsat earth observation programme. The first Landsat satellite was launched 50 years ago.
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