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Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V.
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln (Cologne)

Phone: +49 2203 601-0
Fax: +49 2203 67310
email: contact-dlr [at]


DLR's Executive Board, consisting of Prof. Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund (Chair of the Executive Board), Klaus Hamacher (Vice Chairman of the Executive Board), Prof. Rolf Henke, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hansjörg Dittus and Dr. Gerd Gruppe, is empowered to act as DLR’s representative. 


Seat of the Executive Board

German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), Executive Board, Linder Hoehe, D-51147 Koeln.


The Executive Board can also authorize DLR employees to act on behalf of DLR. The head of DLR's legal department, Linder Hoehe, 51147 Cologne, can provide information about the extent of this authorization.


Registration court and registration number of DLR

District court of Bonn, VR 2780.


Value added tax identification number:
DE 121965658


This Web portal for the Research Project EcoLaSS is maintained by

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)

Earth Observation Center (EOC)



D-82234 Weßling


Responsible persons in the sense of § 55 German Interstate Treaty on Broadcasting is
Dr. Benjamin Leutner

Deutsches Fernerkundungsdatenzentrum


D-82234 Weßling


Phone: +49 8153 28 3809

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Note on the legal form of cooperation

The cooperation of the partners within the research project ECoLaSS has no independent legal personality. Only a scientific exchange is conducted between the research centers, organizations and universities listed as cooperation partners. A society or company-like relationship, association or similar legal subject is not engendered by the scientific cooperation. No co-operation partner is entitled to represent any other cooperation partner or all cooperation partners towards third parties.

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Note: In the event of distribution, you must notify others of all license conditions applicable to this work. You will find detailed information and a legally binding license contract here.

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DLR takes your privacy seriously. The DLR is committed to protecting the privacy of all persons who use the sites, mobile applications or other online services the DLR, and to treat any personal information confidential. DLR will treat your data strictly confidential and not disclose it to anyone.

Use of Data


Your web browser may transfer information about your computer to our server, such as your IP address, without your knowledge. This information will never be associated directly with you, but may be used anonymously to gather statistics for the purpose of system administration, or to improve the performance of the DLR web portal.

Use of cookies


a) Description and scope of data processing


Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files placed on the user’s computer system by a browser and stored there.


Numerous websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain what is referred to as a cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique cookie identifier. It consists of a sequence of characters with which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables visited Internet pages and servers to distinguish the data subject’s individual browser from other Internet browsers containing different cookies. The unique cookie ID is used to recognise and identify a particular Internet browser.


The use of cookies allows DLR to provide visitors to this website more user-friendly services than would be possible without cookies.


We use technically necessary cookies to improve our website’s user friendliness. Some elements on our website make it necessary to recognise the accessing browser when moving from page to page. Cookies can be used to optimise the information and services on our website in the interests of our users. As stated above, cookies allow us to recognise visitors to our website. The purpose of this recognition is to facilitate use of our website by visitors. For instance, visitors to a website that uses cookies do not need to enter login details during each visit, as this information is obtained by the website from the cookie placed on the user’s computer system.


In addition, our website uses cookies to analyse Internet usage by visitors.

The following data can be transferred in this way:

  • Search terms entered

  • Frequency of page access

  • Usage of website functions


Technical measures are implemented to pseudonymise the data collected from users in this way. It is therefore not possible to associate the data with the accessing user. The data is not stored together with other personal data concerning the user.

An information banner referring users to the use of cookies for analysis purposes is shown when they access our website, and reference to this Privacy Notice is provided. Users are also informed of how to adjust their browser settings in order to prevent the storage of cookies.

Users are informed of our use of cookies for analysis purposes when accessing our website, and their consent to the processing of personal data used in this context is obtained. A reference to this Privacy Notice is provided as well.

Section IX contains a detailed description of data processing in connection with the web analysis tools that we use.


b) Legal basis for data processing


  1. The legal grounds for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies are set out in Art. 6, paragraph 1, part (f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

  2. The legal grounds for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes with consent of the user are set out in Art. 6, paragraph 1, part (a) of the GDPR.


c) Purpose of data processing


Technically necessary cookies are used to make our website user friendly. Some functions on our website cannot be provided without the use of cookies, as they require that the browser is recognised when moving from page to page.


The user data collected with technically necessary cookies is not used to produce user profiles.


On the use of cookies that are not necessary for technical reasons:


Analysis cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its contents. Through the use of analysis cookies, we find out how the website is used and are therefore able to optimise our service continuously. A more precise description is contained under Section IX of this document.


These purposes represent our legitimate interest in processing personal data according to Art. 6, paragraph 1, part (f) of the GDPR.


e) Duration of storage; right to objection and removal


The data subject can adjust the settings of the Internet browser at any time to prevent our website from placing cookies as described, and therefore block cookies on a permanent basis. In addition, the browser or other software programs can be used to delete cookies that have already been placed at any time. This is possible with all standard Internet browsers. The data subject may not be able to use the full functionality of our website if cookies are disabled in the active Internet browser.


You can change the settings of your Internet browser to disable or restrict the transfer of cookies at any time. Cookies that have already been placed on your computer can be deleted at any time. This can take place automatically. Disabling cookies may prevent you from using the full functionality of our website.


Use of Twitter


The controller has integrated Twitter components on this website. The Twitter plug-ins (tweet button) are identified by the Twitter logo (blue bird) on our website. For an overview of tweet buttons, click here:


Twitter is a multilingual, publicly accessible microblogging service on which users can publish and disseminate so-called tweets, which are short messages of no more than 280 characters. These short messages are accessible to everyone, so also to persons not registered with Twitter. The tweets are also shown to the user’s Twitter ‘followers’. Followers are other Twitter users that have subscribed to the tweets by a certain user. In addition, Twitter enables the addition of hashtags, links or retweets to address a broad audience.


The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.


When you visit a page on our website containing this kind of plug-in, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Twitter server. Twitter therefore receives information that you visited our page with your IP address. If you click on the Twitter ‘tweet button’ while logged into your Twitter account, you can link the content of our page to your Twitter profile. Twitter is therefore able to associate your Twitter account with your visit to our pages. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we are not aware of the content of the data transmitted or how Twitter uses it.


Please log out of your Twitter user account if you do not want Twitter to associate your visit to our website with your account.


With each visit to one of the individual pages on this website that are operated by the controller and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject will be automatically prompted by the respective Twitter component to download a displayable Twitter component from Twitter. For further information on the Twitter buttons, visit In the course of this technical procedure, Twitter becomes aware of which sub-page of the website the data subject has visited. The purpose of integrating the Twitter component is to enable our users to disseminate the content of the web page, to publicise the web page in the digital world and to increase our visitor numbers.


Where the data subject is simultaneously logged onto Twitter, Twitter will recognise (for the duration of the visit to our website) each individual sub-page that the data subject visits while accessing our website. This information is collected by the Twitter component and associated with the Twitter account of the data subject. Where the data subject clicks on one of the twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transmitted in this way will be associated with the Twitter user account of the data subject and will be stored and processed by Twitter.


The Twitter component will also inform Twitter if the data subject has visited our website, while simultaneously logged into their Twitter account; this takes place regardless of whether or not the data subject clicks on the Twitter component. If such a transmission of information to Twitter is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she can prevent this by logging off from their Twitter account before visiting our website.


The applicable Twitter privacy policies can be accessed at:

The data subject has granted consent for this form of data processing by confirming the use of cookies upon first access of the DLR website. The legal grounds for processing of the data after consent by the user are set out in Art. 6, paragraph 1, part (a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under grant agreement no 730008.