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They're safe here!
17 May 2019
The German Satellite Data Archive (D-SDA) at EOC contains irreplaceable data from current and historic earth observation missions. In order to continue safeguarding these data as well as the data of thousands of users, while at the same time streamlining access to DLR data and services, a new user data management system has been instituted.
DLR becomes part of the artificial intelligence network HAICU
01 April 2019
With the Helmholtz Artificial Intelligence Cooperation Unit (HAICU ), the Helmholtz Association is building a forward-looking network for applied artificial intelligence (AI). HAICU will develop, implement and disseminate KI methods, for example for the analysis of complex systems in the fields of climate, energy, transport or health.
Karlheinz Busen and Bernd Reuther visit ZKI
01 April 2019
Two members of the German Bundestag, Karlheinz Busen (FDP) and Bernd Reuther (FDP), visited the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen on 28 March 2019 to hear about activities in the areas of digitisation, agriculture and transportation. They were particularly interested in the subject of "traffic applications" at the Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information (ZKI) of the Earth Observation Center (EOC).
Big Data from space -
seeking a solution for the flood of data from space
20 February 2019
Earth observation satellites supply us with important data so that we can rapidly identify and record processes like environmental and climate change, or the movement or disappearance of glaciers. Up-to-date maps can be produced for emergency relief teams in cases of disasters like floods or earthquakes. However, such information is based on huge mountains of data. The satellites of the European Copernicus programme are among the world's largest data producers.
GIZ Cooperation: Delegation from Azerbaijan and Georgia visit DFD
14 February 2019
On 11 and 12 February 2019 a Delegation from Azerbaijan and Georgia visited DFD. The occasion was a meeting connected with the GRAZE (Grassland Extent and Condition Mapping in Azerbaijan) project.
10 000 000 Gigabyte Sentinel at EOC
12 February 2019
Around five years ago, in April 2014, the first satellite of the European earth observation Copernicus programme was launched, Sentinel-1A. Meanwhile, seven Sentinel satellites are in operation. EOC processes and archives the data recorded by four of them, now amounting to over 10 petabytes.
Steffi Lemke visits ZKI
11 February 2019
Steffi Lemke, member of the Bundestag (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen), visited the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen on 8 February 2019 and was particularly interested in the work of the ZKI.
Surf Zone at the Border to Outer Space: Where Air Waves Collapse
11 February 2019
Waves not only influence the dynamics of water in the ocean but also of air in the atmosphere. So-called gravity waves are to be found especially in the upper mesosphere / lower thermosphere at about 80 to 100 kilometres altitude.
8th NDMC Meeting from 6 to 9 May 2019
Registration until 13 February
NDMC (Network for the Detection of Mesospheric Change) is a global programme with the aim of identifying changing climate signals in the mesopause region (80-100 km) at an early stage.
The eighth NDMC meeting will take place at DLR's Earth Observation Center in Oberpfaffenhofen.
"DLR Humanitarian Technology Days": UN World Food Programme and DLR sign agreement
8 February 2019
Humanitarian aid organisations are increasingly seeking technological support for their work in crisis and disaster areas. New technologies, such as satellite remote sensing, robotics and communications technology, help help aid workers to make the care and rescue of people in need as effective as possible. DLR has initiated a special event to jointly develop solutions: Around 80 scientists, humanitarian actors and sponsors have come together for the "DLR Humanitarian Technology Days", which took place in Oberpfaffenhofen from 6 to 7 February 2019.
Dam Collapse in Brazil
31 January 2019
A dam burst at an iron mine in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais near the village Brumadinho released a wave of red iron waste. Satellite data has already been made available as part of the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters". DLR supports the crisis management activities with RapidEye data and an analysis of pre and post event satellite data.
Will Changes in the Stratosphere Lead to More Extreme Weather Events?
23 January 2019
In the past few weeks cool, moist air masses from the north led to heavy snowfall in the Alps. This would not have been, in principle, an unusual weather situation if it had not persisted so long. In February/March of last year there was also lots of snow in eastern Europe and it was particularly cold as well. The reason for extreme events of this type could be changes in the stratosphere. EOC researchers expect this to be more often the case in the future.
Extreme Snow conditions in Bavaria - ZKI-DE supports with remote sensing products
16 January 2019
Since January 5, 2019 the whole Alpine foothills are affected by heavy snow falls. Therefore, in five Bavarian districts a state of emergency was declared.
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