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


Imaging the Earth for a better protection

Check out our new video! Through a selection of STEREO research projects, it illustrates how remote sensing contribute to cartography for a wide range of applications. 

The video was part ...
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Underestimation of Post-Harvest Burning Emissions in the North China Plain

The large-scale burning of crop residues in the North China Plain (NCP), one of the most densely populated world regions, was recently recognized to cause severe air pollution and harmful ... » more


ECMWF launches new Strategy

ECMWF has launched its new ten-year Strategy, which sets ambitious goals that push the limits of predictability in weather forecasting.

A key target is to extend the probabilistic skill of ECMWF’s ...
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Latest opportunities

21/09/2016 - 31/12/2016

Job offers at EUSC

Job vacancy

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09/09/2016 - 30/09/2016

NIOZ - PhD student Remote Sensing/ Ecology on saltmarshes

Job vacancy

The Department Estuarine and Delta Systems (EDS, Royal NIOZ Yerseke) is recruiting a PhD candidate on the topic ‘Saltmarshes under stress: thresholds for saltmarsh dynamics from global satellite data’. NIOZ ... » more

Upcoming Events

25/10/2016 - 25/10/2016

The Bright Side of Remote Sensing

Workshop in Belgium

“The Bright Side of Remote Sensing” is a workshop on Sentinel-2 and 3 organised by the Belgian Science Policy office (BELSPO), in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), ... » more

04/10/2016 - 05/10/2016

Horizon 2020 Space information days

Conference in Czech Republic

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18/10/2016 - 20/10/2016

2016 HyspIRI Science and Applications workshop

Workshop in United States