Tropical cyclone DINEO struck Mozambique mid-February 2017 and destroyed houses and infrastructure in the region of the city Inhambane. Since SOS operated a children village in the area, ZKI was activated and used very high resolution radar and optical satellite imagery to generate emergency mapping products.
The wide spread forest fires in Chile also come close to several children villages of SOS KDI. DLR/ZKI is activated and generates emergency mapping products based on optical high resolution satellite imagery. Beyond this ZKI provides thermal satellite based monitoring products to SOS KDI to allow observation of the dynamic fire situation.
January 26, 2017 14:11 UTC – last update on February 9, 2017 17:30 UTC
On January 24, 2017, the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters' was activated for forest fires in Chile. The DLR/ZKI is responsible for the Project Management of this Charter Call and supports the ‘Chilean National Office of Emergency of the Interior Ministry’ (ONEMI) of Chile with the provision of satellite data and value added disaster information products.
On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, wildfires started in Israel and spread rapidly over the country on the following days. On November 25 at 11:25 UTC, DLR’s TET-1 satellite captured major hot spots in the region. TET-1 is one of the two satellites of the FireBIRD mission.