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The Earth Observation Center EOC develops remote sensing techniques and promotes their application in science , industry and society. In addition to research work, the EOC offers products and solutions through services driven by user demands. These services are not assigned to organizational units, in fact their structure is institute-spanning. Services may be primarily oriented inward (for DLR-institutions) or outward. The following services are operational and ISO certified.
The EOC Geoservice provides discovery, visualization, and direct download services for a selection of the geospatial data hosted by the German Satellite Data Archive (D-SDA). Based on web technologies and running on high-performance hardware large geospatial datasets can be accessed through the EOC Geoservice.
EOWEB - Earth Observation interface
EOWEB® GeoPortal (EGP) is a multi-mission web portal for interactive access to the DLR Earth observation data holdings. It combines classic discovery and order services with browse and download features for data available at the German Satellite Data Archive (D-SDA) via interoperable, OGC-compliant visualization and download services. For approved users EGP is as well the tool to place TerraSAR-X tasking orders.
OpAiRS - Optical Airborne Remote Sensing
The experience and the infrastructure of the Earth Observation Center EOC in the domain of airborne remote sensing is concentrated in the „Optical Airborne Remote Sensing and Calibration Facility“. OpAiRS has the capability to calibrate and operate hyperspectral sensors, and to generate user defined products on demand.
The atmosphere is changing and the potential consequences for the "System Earth" are manifold. Dynamics, chemistry, and radiation determine its state and because all are coupled with each other via various mechanisms it is often difficult to identify a direct link between causes and consequences. A better understanding of this system requires integral, continuous, precise, long term and global observations. In order to contribute to this effort of improved understanding, the World Data Center for Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere (WDC-RSAT) was established.
ZKI - Center for satellite-based Crisis Information
The ZKI supports crisis relief units through provision of rapid mapping for disaster management and humanitarian aid. In the context of the „International Charter on Space and Major Disasters“ satellite data have been acquired, analysed, and processed into thematic maps and visualizations in very short time-schedules. ZKI is integrated in national and international networks and contributes staff to the disaster management initiative (SPIDER) of the United Nations (UN).
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