Welcome to the Belgian Platform on Earth Observation, an initiative of the Helpdesk for Earth Observation which is a service of the Space Research and Applications Division of the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office.

We want to provide you the most possible complete and relevant information on remote sensing activities with an emphasis on Belgian research in the domain.

The About Section contains information about the Belgian Earth Observation programmes (present and history), about Remote Sensing in general as well as contact and team information.

In the News Section you will find beside the latest news an event calendar and a list of remote sensing related opportunities (promotions, job offers, open calls,...). An overview of the most recent additions to this website can also be consulted in that section.

The Directory Section is a repertory of Remote Sensing actors, Federal Science Policy projects, most commonly used satellites and sensors, as well as a variety of resources and data.

The Expert Zone is accessible only for registered members. It gives access to specific documents, registration forms for our events...

Latest announcements


SMOS on speed

While ESA’s water mission was built to advance our understanding of Earth, it continues to show how well it’s suited to delivering information for numerous applications that improve everyday life. ... » more


NASA-produced maps help gauge Italy earthquake damage

A NASA-funded program provided valuable information for responders and groups supporting the recovery efforts for the Aug. 24, 2016, magnitude 6.2 earthquake that struck central Italy. The earthquake caused significant ... » more


Airbus Defence and Space-built PerúSAT-1 delivers first images

The PerúSAT-1 satellite, designed and built by Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, has delivered its first images after its successful launch on 16 September from ... » more

Latest opportunities

18/10/2016 - 01/12/2016

PhD -- Ecology, Dynamic Vegetation Modelling and Remote Sensing: “Understanding Turning Points in Dryland Ecosystem Functioning”

Job vacancy

Drylands ecosystems are important - covering 40% of the Earth’s surface, accounting for approximately 40% of the global net primary productivity and supporting more than 30% of the population -, ... » more

18/10/2016 - 31/10/2016

Utrecht University -- Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Job vacancy

The Department of Physical Geography at Utrecht University has a strong and unique profile in research on land surface processes, natural hazards, hydrology, coast and river processes and morphology,  spatio-dynamic ... » more

18/10/2016 - 31/10/2016

Giessen University -- W3 Professorship for Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning

Job vacancy

The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Management invites candidates to apply for a W3 Professorship for Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning. The successful candidate will represent the ... » more

18/10/2016 - 07/11/2016

PhD -- Urban Remote Sensing (ULB)

Job vacancy

A PhD position is open at the Department of Geosciences, Environment and Societies (DGES) of the Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), in connection with the REACT project (Remote Sensing for ... » more

18/10/2016 - 30/11/2016

PhD -- Remote Sensing of Sub-Tropical Forest Degradation and its environmental impacts

Job vacancy

We would like to present three PhD positions in Remote Sensing of Sub-Tropical Forest Degradation and its environmental impacts that are embedded in an international research project funded by the ... » more

18/10/2016 - 18/12/2016

Rayference -- Image Processing Research Engineer

Job vacancy

Rayference is a young innovative company performing research in radiative transfer modelling, inverse modelling, Essential Climate Variable generation from satellite observations and retrieval algorithm development. It is also specialised in ... » more

18/10/2016 - 30/10/2016

Aberystwyth University -- Postdoctoral Researcher in the Retrievals of Soil Moisture

Job vacancy

Aberystwyth University are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Retrievals of Soil Moisture (SM) from Earth Observation (EO) datasets to join the team of an international collaborative project ... » more

18/10/2016 - 11/11/2016

Parameter Space Ltd -- Earth Observation Scientist

Job vacancy

Parameter Space Ltd is a University College Dublin spin-out company, currently leading the development of a prototype platform as a Service (PaaS) to provide a cloud-based portal, hosted close to ... » more

18/10/2016 - 13/11/2016

British Geological Survey -- two geologists

Job vacancy

The BGS is seeking to recruit two highly motivated scientists into its core geological teams, one to be based at BGS Keyworth near Nottingham, and the second to be based ... » more

18/10/2016 - 30/10/2016

Forestry Commission -- Statistical and Mapping Officer

Job vacancy

The Forestry Commission's mission is to advise on, work with others, and help care for England's woodlands. Working with woodland owners and managers, businesses and local communities, the Forest Services ... » more

18/10/2016 - 30/10/2016

UK National Centre for Earth Observation -- UKESM Core Scientist

Job vacancy

The people at the National Centre for Earth Observation seek a motivated researcher to join the UK Earth system model core development team, which has responsibility to develop, apply, evaluate ... » more

18/10/2016 - 01/11/2016

Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) -- Junior Scientist (tenure track) or Senior Scientist in Observational Physical Oceanography (a)

Job vacancy

The Department of Ocean System Sciences (OCS) is looking for a highly motivated junior (tenure track) or senior scientist in Observational Physical Oceanography to help investigate processes in physical oceanography ... » more

18/10/2016 - 03/11/2016

UK Hydrographic Office -- Hydrographic Data Technician

Job vacancy

The researchers at the UK Hydrographic Office  produce nautical products and services for the Royal Navy and merchant shipping. They will rely on you to update, manipulate, maintain, search or ... » more

18/10/2016 - 15/11/2016

PhD -- The impact of vegetation changes on soil moisture over the Dry Chaco

Job vacancy

A consortium of the KU Leuven, UC Louvain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the National University of Tucuman is seeking highly qualified and enthusiastic candidates for 3 PhD Positions in Remote ... » more

Upcoming Events

07/11/2016 - 10/11/2016

Group on Earth Observations, XIII Plenary

Conference in Russian Federation

Over the last decade, the GEO Community has increased its engagement in GEO, and strengthened the development of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) through the provision of ... » more

07/11/2016 - 10/11/2016

North Sea Open Science Conference

Conference in Belgium

The conference is open to fundamental and applied research, lessons-learnt from both successes and failures in marine management, and innovative measurement and data handling concepts from within and beyond the ... » more

08/11/2016 - 08/11/2016

BELAIR Workshop 2016

Workshop in Belgium

The goal of the workshop is to present, discuss and evaluate the results of last year’s BELAIR campaign.
The BELAIR project was set up within the STEREO programme to develop Belgian ...
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