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


STEREO III Programme issues Second Call for Proposals

To execute the decision of the Council of Ministers on 15 November 2012 concerning the implementation of the Belgian space strategy, the State Secretary for Science Policy approved the STEREO ... » more


NASA on Pace To Loft 13 Earth Science Missions by 2022

With three missions launched in 2014 and two scheduled to fly in January 2015, NASA is making significant progress reinvigorating its fleet of Earth observation satellites and space-based instruments, said ... » more


First visible satellite imagery from FY-2G successfully acquired

At 13:00 of January 8, National Satellite Meteorological Centre (NSMC) of China Meteorological Administration (CMA) successfully acquired the first satellite visible imagery of FY-2G. The imagery is quite clear and ... » more


Small volcanic eruptions explain warming hiatus

The “warming hiatus” that has occurred over the last 15 years has been caused in part by small volcanic eruptions.

Scientists have long known that volcanoes cool the atmosphere because of ...
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Latest opportunity

26/01/2015 - 03/02/2015

FOM vacancy remote sensing- FAO of the UN, Italy

Job vacancy

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Upcoming Event

16/03/2015 - 19/03/2015

Third International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment

Conference in Cyprus

The Organizing Committee of the ‘Third International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment’ invite you to join us in Cyprus on March 16-19, 2015 to network with leading ... » more


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