Imprint according to Section 5 Telemediengesetz (German Telemedia Act) and Section 18 Medienstaatsvertrag (German State Media Treaty)
Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V.
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
51147 Köln (Cologne)
Tel: +49 2203 601-0
Fax: +49 2203 67310
email: contact-dlr [at] dlr.de
DLR's Executive Board is empowered to act as DLR's representative. It consists of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla (Chair of the DLR Executive Board), Klaus Hamacher (Vice Chairman of the Executive Board), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karsten Lemmer and Dr.-Ing. Walther Pelzer.
Seat of the Executive Board
The Executive Board's seat is located at DLR, Executive Board, Linder Hoehe, D-51147 Cologne.
The Executive Board can also authorise 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 authorisation.
Court of registration/registration number
District court of Bonn, VR 2780.
Value added tax identification number
Responsible in the sense of Section 18 2nd paragraph of Medienstaatsvertrag (German State Media Treaty)
Dr. Olaf Heilmayer
Heinrich-Konen-Str. 1, 53227 Bonn
Editorial concept development and execution
- DLR Project Management Agency, Germany
- Kiel Science Factory, Germany
- Ecologic Institute, Germany
- Flanders Marine Institute, Belgien
- Burgas Free University, Bulgarien
- Institute of Oceanology “Fridtjof Nansen” at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgarien
- Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italien
- Universität für Bodenkultur, Österreich
- National Institute of Biology, Slowenien
- Express Innovation Agency, Ungarn
Idea, editorial and design
Office of Scientific Communication – DLR Projektträger (DLR Project Management Agency)
Ecologic Institute, Germany
familie redlich AG – Agentur für Marken und Kommunikation, Germany
KOMPAKTMEDIEN – Agentur für Kommunikation GmbH, Germany
Graphics/collages are from
familie redlich AG – Agentur für Marken und Kommunikation KOMPAKTMEDIEN – Agentur für Kommunikation GmbH
Here you will find further credits for photos and video materials:
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DLR images and video – terms and conditions of use
The copyrights to all copyrighted content contained in this public online presence (i.e. in this website, internet application, app or this social media channel) such as – but not restricted to -, photographs, videos, images and texts are held by the Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (DLR), the German Aerospace Center, unless another copyright owner is indicated. Thus, "source: DLR" means that the copyrights belong to the Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (DLR). In each individual case and before using the material, the indicated copyright holders must be asked for permission (for a license) to use the material.
1.a. Asking for a permission to use if the copyrights are vested in DLR
If you would like to ask for an individual permission (license) to use a copyrighted content contained in this public Internet presence and if DLR is indicated as the respective copyright holder, please contact:
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (DLR)
Public Affairs and Communications Department, Communications section
51147 Cologne (Koeln)
Phone: +49 2203 601-2116
Fax: +49 2203 601-3249
E-Mail: bildredaktion [at] dlr.de
1.b. Rights of use for copyrighted content if DLR is not the copyright holder
2. As the case may be: Creative Commons license (CC license)
Where expressly stated (in the 'information' section of the respective work, for example), DLR images and videos are covered by a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 Germany (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) licence. This licence grants permission to reproduce or distribute the work and to make the work and/or its contents publicly available, provided that you explicitly mention DLR as its source in a clearly legible format. Examples: 'Photo: DLR, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0', 'Images: DLR, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0', 'Video: DLR, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0'. However, you may not alter or edit the work and/or its contents or make commercial use of the work.
Photographs, videos, images and texts that contain no reference to a CC license and for which only the respective copyright holders are indicated as the source (e.g: "Source: DLR") are not licensed under a CC license.
3. Use of DLR content by the press, radio and television stations
4. No restriction of the rights of others
- The rights that everyone has due to the limitations of copyright law (such as the right to quote) or legal permits (established in some countries as the doctrine of fair use)
- The originator´s moral rights
- Rights of other people, either to the licensed object itself or with regard to its use, for example the personal rights of persons depicted, trademark rights to protected trademarks, etc.
5. No usage rights for certain content
Any license to use copyrighted material, including the Creative Commons license, extends only to the use of copyrighted material and does not include the permission to use protected trademarks - such as - the DLR logo and its components as well as other elements of the DLR corporate identity such as the "Blue Earth". The DLR logo and its components may not be used by persons who are not DLR employees or who have not obtained permission from DLR to use it beforehand. If you are interested in using a trademark you have to ask the owner of the trademark rights separately for permission of use.