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Preliminary Remarks

This website of the Kooperation international project is a guide for international cooperation in research and education. It is a communication platform that contributes to the promotion of cross-border networks between research and educational institutions and commercial research enterprises. The individual contact partners are responsible for the content of their own articles.

Publication Details

The portal is jointly operated by:

German Aerospace Center (DLR)
DLR Projektträger
European and International Cooperation
53227 Bonn

Telephone: +49 228 3821-1630
Fax:  +49 228 3821-1444

Dr. André Schlochtermeier

VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH
Innovation and Education
40468 Düsseldorf

Telephone: +49 211 6214 -639 
Fax: +49 211 6214 -168 
Dr. Silke Stahl-Rolf
e-mail: stahl-rolf(at)

Trade Register: Düsseldorf Local Court HRB 49295, VAT Reg. No.: DE 813846179

Central e-mail contact: info(at)

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Imprint according to Section § 5 TMG (German Telemedia Act) and § 18 Medienstaatsvertrag (German State Media Treaty)

Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V.
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln
Tel.: +49 2203 601-0
Fax: +49 2203 67310

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.

The Executive Board's seat is located at German Aerospace Center (DLR), Executive Board, Linder Hoehe, D-51147 Koeln. The Executive Board can also authorise DLR employees to act on behalf of DLR. The head of DLR's legal department can provide information about the extent of this authorisation.

Registered court and registration number of DLR

District court of Bonn, VR 2780

Value added tax identification number

DE 121965658

Kooperation international is maintained by DLR Projektträger

DLR Projektträger
European and international corporation
Heinrich-Konen-Str. 1
53227 Bonn

Tel.: +49 228 3821-1630

Responsible in the sense of Section § 18 2nd paragraph of Medienstaatsvertrag (German State Media Treaty)

Dr. André Schlochtermeier

Editiorial staff

VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH, Innovation Policy
German Aerospace Center (DLR) DLR Projektträger, European and International Cooperation

Technical Maintenance

DLR Projektträger
Center of Expertise for Public Relations
Heinrich-Konen-Str. 1
53227 Bonn

Tel.: +49 228 3821-1993
email: info(at)

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Kooperation international shall not be responsible for ensuring that the information contained on this website is up-to-date, accurate or complete nor shall it be liable for the quality of information provided. Liability claims against Kooperation international with respect to damage of a material or immaterial nature caused by the use or non-use of the information provided or by the use of incorrect or incomplete information shall be excluded in principle. Should we become aware of errors then we shall attempt to correct them. Kooperation international reserves the right to modify, supplement or delete parts of the pages, discontinue the website, or to temporarily suspend or cease publication without prior notice. In the case of direct or indirect reference to external Internet sites (links) outside the responsibility ofKooperation international, liability would only be accepted on condition that Kooperation international were to be aware of the contents and it would be technically possible and reasonable for Kooperation international to prevent the use of such sites in the case of illegal content. Kooperation international therefore expressly declares the linked sites in question were visited and found to be free of illegal content when the links were created. Kooperation international has absolutely no influence on the current or future configuration or content of the linked sites. Kooperation international therefore expressly dissociates itself from the contents of all linked sites. This declaration applies to all of the links and references created within its own Internet service and also to external entries in the guestbooks, discussion forums and mailing lists set up by Kooperation international. For illegal, incorrect or incomplete content, and in particular for damage arising from the use or non-use of such information, sole liability is borne by the website provider to which reference was made, not by the party that merely drew attention to the publication in question via links. We accept no liability for interruptions or other disturbances resulting from incorrectly created files or incorrectly structured formats. We shall not accept any responsibility for disturbances of this type occurring during visits to our website or through links to external websites.

Copyright Notice

Except where otherwise stated, the content of this site may be reproduced provided the source is cited. If prior approval is required for the reproduction of certain text excerpts or multimedia files (sound, images, programmes, etc.), then this shall prevail over the above-mentioned general authorization.

Protection of Trademarks and Logos

All of the brand labels and trademarks contained within the website and those that may be legally protected are subject without restriction to the provisions of the respective legislation concerning the protection of trademarks and logos and the rights of ownership of the registered owner. The fact that the trademarks are simply mentioned shall not lead to the conclusion that they are not protected by third-party rights.

Legal Validity

The legal information provided here is to be regarded as part of the Internet service, from which attention is drawn to this page. If parts or the wording of individual passages of this text should not, no longer, or not completely comply with the law currently in force, then the content and validity of the remaining parts of the document shall not be affected.

Cartographic material

The cartographic material is used for illustrative purposes only. It does not imply any official position of the website operator on potentially contending legal positions of third countries.


DLR images and video – terms and conditions of use

1. Copyright and Terms 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)
Communication and Press
Linder Hoehe
51147 Cologne (Koeln)

Phone: +49 2203 601-2116
Fax: +49 2203 601-3249
E-Mail: bildredaktion [at]

1.b. Rights of use for copyrighted content if DLR is not the copyright holder

Certain photographs, videos, images or texts on the DLR Internet presence stem from other sources than DLR. Please contact the indicated copyright holders for information on their terms of use and for obtaining a license for use of their copyrighted content.

Certain photographs, videos, images or texts have multiple copyright owners. These are indicated accordingly as originating from several rights holders. In this case, usually the terms of use of all copyright holders indicated in the source information apply. In case of doubt, please contact all indicated copyright holders.

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

Contents published in the DLR Internet presence for which no application of certain terms of use is prescribed, - i.e. in cases in which no terms of use are indicated to be applicable at all or in cases in which DLR is indicated as the copyright holder without any reference to specifically applicable terms of use (examples: "Image: DLR", "Video: DLR") - may be used by the press, radio stations and television stations, also in their internet presences if DLR is indicated as the copyright holder. This permission does not include usage of personal data such as photos or videos in which people can be identified or other personal information such as names, e-mail addresses, etc..

4. No restriction of the rights of others

These DLR terms of use have no influence whatsoever on the following rights:

  • 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.

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