The International Charter „Space and Major Disasters” is a group of 16 organizations, to which DLR belongs in his function as National Space Agency of Germany. The charter’s main objective is the prompt and free-of-charge provision of Earth Observation data to national civil protection authorities and relief organizations in the frame of natural disasters or technical accidents.
March 1, 2016 15:20 UTC – last update on March 4, 2016 14:10 UTC
From the 2nd to 4th of March 2016 forest fire exercises by Catalonian firefighters and wildfire experts take place near the city of Solsona, Catalonia. These exercises are utilized as pilot demonstration for the PHAROS system in close cooperation with regional decision makers, and further supported by the DLR project VABENE++ (http://www.dlr.de/vabene/en) and the ZKI.