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Earth Observation Center
Applications and Projects
Remote sensing is more than just recording the earth’s surface in high resolution. In fact, the final objective is to extract relevant geoinformation from satellite data for specific applications. The activities of the EOC are dedicated to acquisition, archiving and harnessing data from different missions for scientists and users. Our data guide will assist you in the process of identifying and retrieving suitable data for your envisaged application.
The EOC is actively involved in various earth observation missions. DFD operates one of four European Processing and Archiving Facilities (PAF) for the radar missions ERS-1 and ERS-2. Raw data from these missions are processed to predefined standard and value-added products using algorithms specifically designed for this purpose by DLR scientists. This engagement for ESA continued with the Processing and Archiving Center (PAC) for ENVISAT. The PAC handles data from several of the ten ENVISAT instruments, namely the radar sensor ASAR and the atmospheric sensors SCIAMACHY, MIPAS and GOMOS, producing high level products from raw data and offering other services.
Satellites have only limited capabilities to store recorded data on-board. In general, they have to be in direct contact with a ground station to download their data in real-time. DFD has built up a multimission payload ground segment which includes receiving facilities in Neustrelitz, Oberpfaffenhofen and the Antarctic, as well as an international network of mobile stations. In many cases, data reception is performed in cooperation with science partners on behalf of commercial customers.
This page will assist you in finding and retrieving Earth observation data and products held at the DLR Earth Observation Center EOC. For any additional information contact the EOC following the link below.
This page lists data portals and services available at the DLR Earth Observation Center EOC for accessing EOC Earth observation data and products.
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
German Remote Sensing Data Center
Tel.: +49 8153 28-1988
Fax: +49 8153 28-1448
DFD Data services
EOWEB - Satellite data archive
WDC-RSAT - World Data Center for Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere
ZKI - Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information
ZKI - Fire service
Space Weather SWACI
CORINE Land Cover
Data from DLR EO missions
SRTM X-SAR Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
European Space Agency ESA
European Space Imaging (EUSI)
Data for free
NASA - MODIS-data
NASA - Visible Earth
GLCF - Maryland-Server
ESA - Earth Watching
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