INSPIRE Knowledge Base

DFD

Description
Organisation: 
German Remote Sensing Data Center
Acronym: 
DFD
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
General missions: reception and processing of remote sensing data of national and ESA earth observation missions, information technology, remote sensing data library, climate and atmosphere applications (World Data Center for Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere), environment and geo-information (Center for satellite based Crisis Information), marketing and media support. Spatial data missions and objectives: provide access to spatial earth observation data, implement spatial earth observation data, metadata and services interoperability
Formal Mandate: 
None
Mandate: 
Institute in the German Aerospace Center, DLR, non-profit organization in the Helmholtz Association
Activities: 
Activities with respect to spatial data: active contribution to catalogue interoperability standards in the Committee of Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), collaboration with ESA for the harmonization of the European earth observation ground segment and mission data access, implementation of ISO and OGC standards and services for spatial data access, OGC membership
Membership: 
no other members
Comments: 
In its strong cooperation with ESA and other national earth observation institutions confederated in the Ground Segement Coordination Body, the DFD will synchronise any INSPIRE contribution with its partners.
Typology: 
Sectorial
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    International
    worldwide
    Societal Sector
    Remote sensing data and services provision for the public sector, scientific and commercial use
    Specific Expertise
    Specific Expertise: 
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    Specification and implementation of metadata and services interoperability in the context of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (Catalogue Interoperability Protocol). Contribution to the review of the OGC Web Coverage Service Specification. Implementation of a OGC Web Coverage Service operational prototype (http://eoweb.dlr.de:8081/) in the framework of the EU project ESTEDI.
    Environmental application domains
    various
    Primary Business
    Remote Sensing, Earth Observation Ground Segment Engineering, Software Development, Protocol Standardisation