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.
On October 05, 2016, the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters' was activated for floods and landslides in the Dominican Republic caused by Hurricane Matthew. The DLR/ZKI is responsible for the Project Management of this Charter Call and supports the ‘National Emergency Commission’ of the Dominican Republic with the provision of satellite data and value added disaster information products.
On the night from August 7 to August 8 an emergency has been declared in the Porto region of Portugal, where wildfires spread. Over several days fires burned before it was possible to get them under control.