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The Center for Satellite Based Crises Information (ZKI), a service of the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), provides rapid processing and analysis of satellite imagery during natural and environmental disasters, for humanitarian relief activities and civil security issues worldwide. Contributions of ZKI are mainly made during the emergency response phase, but activities for preparedness, early warning and recovery are equally important tasks.
This post describescontribution made by ZKI during the Padang Earthquake of 2009 and the Mentawai Tsunami of 2010. Using Quickbird, IKONOS, ALOS and WorldView-1 nad -2 images situation and disaster extend maps were provided for initial response activities.