20 January 2020The Bremen Senator of Finance, Dietmar Strehl, visited DLR in Bremen. Scientists from the EOC Maritime Savety and Security Lab Bremen informed the Senator about the various possibilities of radar remote sensing of the oceans.
15 January 2020Aerial remote sensing supplements earth observation from space and contributes to the development of new satellite instruments and analytic methodologies. The cameras in use so far at EOC are now being replaced by new, improved instruments. They are available to all DLR scientists and their cooperating partners via the EOC user-service Optical Airborne Remote Sensing (OpAiRS).
14 January 2020Sea ice can be dangerous for ships. If it is shoved together by storms, pressure ridges several metres thick can form, invincible even for icebreakers. EOC is working on methodologies for distinguishing types of sea ice and monitoring their drift to identify where potential pressure ridges could form. For this purpose EOC scientists rely on radar images that provide a picture of the ice situation regardless of cloud cover or polar night. For the analysis near Price Patrick Island in Canada shown here a time series recorded by the German radar satellite TerraSAR-X was used.
19 December 2019Pine Island Glacier in the Antarctic is about to calve along its 35 km long front. The latest TerraSAR-X image shows that a tabular iceberg the size of Frank/Main is coming into being.
16 December 2019 The Australian ambassador Lynette Wood paid a visit to the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen on 16 December 2019. She was welcomed by Prof. Hansjörg Dittus, executive board member for space research and technology. For years there have been close ties to science and business in Australia, earth observation being one of the fields that play a large role in this relationship.
12 December 201950 years after the first successful reception of measurement data, Neustrelitz has developed into an important hub in the network of worldwide receiving stations. Today, more than 17,000 passages pass through the site of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) every year. In 2020, a new antenna will be added to the ground station to make it fit for the future.