The Center for Satellite based Crisis Information (ZKI) is an institution of the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen.
01 October 2018 On 28 September 2018, two earthquakes with magnitudes 7.5 and 6.5 occurred at a depth of 10 km on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia.
25 September 2018 The Federal Office for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) and the Center of Satellite based Crisis Information (ZKI) at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) organized a user-training on the ZKI-DE Remote Sensing Service for Federal Authorities at Frankfurt on the Main for the second time in 2018.
18 September 2018 updated
17 September 2018 On 14th 2018, hurricane Florence made landfall on the coast of North Carolina, USA. In the frame of the International Charter Space and Major Disasters, DLR supports the crisis management activities.
11. September 2018
Das Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie (BKG) und das Zentrum für satellitengestützte Kriseninformation (ZKI) des Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) organisieren am 18. und 19. September 2018 bereits zum zweiten Mal in diesem Jahr eine Informationsveranstaltung zum Thema „Der ZKI-DE-Fernerkundungsservice für die Bundesbehörden“ in der Hauptdienststelle des BKG in Frankfurt am Main.
German Protestant Church Congress 2017 in Wittenberg – aerial imagery of the fairground
Wild fires in Chile, region Las Pataguas on 26 January 2017
At ZKI Earth Observation data such as satellite or aerial imagery as well as geo data is acquired and analysed in order to generate up-to-date situational awareness information before, during or after a disaster situation or in case of major events. All crisis information is produced according to the ZKI users’ requirements and provided for instance as maps, geo-pdf, web services or text dossiers. Main national and international user groups are political decision makers, situation centers and relief organisations. Many ZKI products are published at the website. In addition, consultancy, technology transfer as well as trainings and exercises are provided. The close interlocking between research, development and service is an enormous strength of the ZKI.
At national and international level ZKI cooperates with different partners from research and industry. It is closely networked with administrative partners as well as non-governmental organisations and consists mainly of the three services ZKI-DE, Copernicus EMS and the International Charter “Space and Major Disasters”.