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Earth observation data for the federal administration
05 May 2021
Earth observation data are used in many areas of public administration - for example in traffic analysis, environmental monitoring or crisis management. The importance of these data is increasing, and at the same time, remote sensing results from space or from the air become more accurate and are available more quickly. The Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Construction and Home Affairs (BMI) has now concluded the IF-Bund framework agreement with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), which is open to all federal authorities. This enables research results from remote sensing to be identified for use in administration and quickly applied in practice.
Nationales Forum für Fernerkundung und Copernicus und Digitaler Katastrophenschutzkongress: ZKI participated
19 April 2021
From 23 to 24 March 2021, the "National Forum for Remote Sensing and Copernicus" took place virtually for the first time under the leitmotif "Copernicus: New Dimensions". The ZKI participated with a keynote speech "Remote sensing products as a service for security authorities" together with the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) in the specialist session "Big Brother is watching you? What security authorities can (not) do with remote sensing data".
Stau am Suezkanal
26. März 2021
Seit Dienstag, dem 23.3.2021, blockiert das 400 Meter lange Containerschiff "Ever Given" den Suezkanal, eine der wichtigsten Wasserstraßen der Welt. Die Schifffahrt auf dem Kanal musste eingestellt werden. Wahrscheinlich wird die Bergung noch länger dauern, was weitreichende Folgen für die Wirtschaft hat. Laut Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie sind bereits internationale Logistik-Turbulenzen zu spüren. Zentrale Lieferketten drohen demnach aufgrund fehlender Container, unpünktlicher Schiffe und fehlender Transportkapazität ins Stocken zu geraten.
Crisis management system for natural disasters
09 February 2021
Disasters require the perfect coordination of situation rooms, rapid response teams and public authorities. Major natural disasters, complex danger situations, and cross-border events stretch first responders to their limits. Methodologies and technologies developed In the HEIMDALL project can help those involved to prepare for and effectively manage such scenarios.
DLR supports detection of Cyclone Eloise’s impacts on Eswatini
02 February 2021
Several Southern African countries were hit by Cyclone Eloise, which made landfall near Beira, Mozambique on 23rd of January 2021. Although it mostly dissipated on its path over Southern Africa, several thousands of people are affected by its impacts. Amongst the most affected countries, Eswatini has been struck by strong winds, heavy rainfalls and rising river water levels.
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