A new study at the TU Darmstadt's Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering used satellitedata to analyse sea level changes, which were traditionally recorded at coastal tide gauge stations by measuring the water level relative to a fixed point of the Earth's crust.
The Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) is more commonly referred to as the German Meteorological Service. They were founded in 1952 as the National Meteorological Service of the Federal Republic of Germany, and are responsible for providing weather and climate information services. They work with international organizations through agreement and law. For example, since 1998, they have been collaborating with the World Meterological Organization (WMO).
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the United Nations University (UNU) have agreed to continue to strengthen their cooperation. Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Chairman of the DLR Executive Board, and Jakob Rhyner, Vice Rector of UNU in Europe and Director of UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) in Bonn, signed an agreement to this effect on 23 February 2015.
In October 2015, Germany will launch the Berlin Infrared Optical System (BIROS), a microsatellite capable of monitoring forest fires from Space. The microsatellite was partly developed by the Institute of Optical Sensor Systems in Berlin of the German Aerospace Agency (DLR). BIROS will be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India.
From the 10-11 of December 2014, the United Nations University's Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) held a workshop on decision making and knowledge management in disaster risk reduction (DRR).
The United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth Observation – Global solutions for the challenges of sustainable development in societies at risk organized by OOSA/UN-SPIDER and DLR will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 26-28 May 2015.