August 31, 2023Grasshoppers can destroy cereal crops and pastureland, threatening the food supply of people. In an international project, researchers from the EOC have now developed methods that help to detect locust outbreaks as early as possible and to take action against them. Satellite images from Earth observation play a central role in this. The images show environmental parameters that favor the spread of the insects.
August 4, 2023EOC scientist Dr Mariel Dirscherl was honoured with the 2022 Helmholtz Doctoral Prize on July 13, 2023. The presentation of the prize certificate took place in Berlin at a ceremony in the Spreepalais.
August 01, 2023The wildfires in the Mediterranean region were exceptionally intense in July 2023, causing devastating damage. According to EFFIS, Europe’s Copernicus Program, the area burned is nearly twice as large as the long-term average. An EOC (Earth Observation Center) web service shows daily updates on the development of the fires. Evaluations made by the Center for Satellite-based Crisis Information (ZKI) provide information about the extent of damage, also using data from the German hyperspectral satellite EnMAP.
July 31, 2023Dr. Ursula Geßner, a German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) team leader, has been awarded the title of “DLR Senior Scientist”. The official designation bestowed by the DLR executive board took place in the context of the Science BBQ on July 26, 2023 in Oberpfaffenhofen.
July 14, 2023On 10 July 2023 at 16:40 UTC there was an eruption of Fagradalsfjall volcano on Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula southwest of Reykjavik. Less than seven hours later the fissure vent eruption was recorded by the German hyperspectral satellite EnMAP (Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program). EnMAP has over 224 spectral bands available in the wavelength range between 420 and 2450 nanometers – in visible as well as near and shortwave infrared wavelengths – at a 30 meter ground resolution.
July 11, 2023EOC has been receiving and processing data from Korean Earth observation satellites for eight years. Now the cooperation with the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) is to be further intensified. On July 4, the Korean delegation was welcomed at DFD in Neustrelitz for a first exchange of ideas.
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