Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) of Norway and the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) have renewed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen their collaboration in operating and further developing satellite ground stations. Ground segments are fundamental to EOC’s systems competence, making possible, for example, the development of new near real-time data analysis products.
November 27, 2023Last week alone over 26,000 visitors made use of the opportunity to see the EOC Earth Sculpture. After a 26 month run the exhibit “The fragile Paradise” finally came to an end this past Sunday: with 1.35 million visitors the most successful exhibition at the Gasometer and the single most successful individual exhibit in Germany 2022/2023.
November 24, 2023On 13 and 14 November 2023, scientists from the DLR Earth Observation Center (EOC) supported the training of ESA astronauts at the European Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne. Seven astronauts were instructed in Earth observation and remote sensing as part of their basic training.
November 22, 2023DLR has established another milestone in 3D Earth mapping with the 'TanDEM-X 30-metre DEM Change Map', which provides a global overview of changes to Earth's surface. Change maps are relevant for everything from glacial retreat to agricultural development, volcanic activity and urban planning. Mapping changes in this way is significant for numerous research fields, climate change studies and socio-political issues. The new dataset from the TanDEM-X satellite mission is now freely available at a pixel spacing of 30 metres, with an absolute height accuracy down to just one metre, providing high-precision data across the globe.
November 6, 2023From October 25 to 27 the Graz Sound and Light Festival took place for the eighth time. Over 100,000 visitors came from Austria, Germany, Italy, Hungary and Slovenia to see the fifteen sound and light installations produced by international artists. This year the main item exhibited in the castle ruins on the Graz Schlossberg and one of the four items requiring the purchase of a festival admission ticket was an Earth sculpture, EOC’s “Blue Planet”.
October 30, 2023The company “thermal DRONES GmbH”, founded as a spin-off of the German Aerospace Center e.V. (DLR) by Dr Martin Israel together with Tobias Dahms, received from the KfW investment and development bank one of the Founders Awards as a federal state winner in a companies competition.
October 27, 2023On October 26, 2026 the Lamido of Rey-Bouba in the Central African country of Cameroon, Abdoulaye S.M. Aboubakary, accompanied by a delegation paid a visit to the Earth Observation Center (EOC) to obtain information about the potential of remote sensing for environmental protection.
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