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


Sentinel‑5P: Air quality-monitoring satellite in orbit

The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel‑5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.

The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on ...
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IGARSS will come in Brussels in 2021

As co-organizer, BELSPO STEREO team is very proud to announce that the organisation of IGARSS 2021 has been awarded to the Low Countries (Belgium and The Netherlands).

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Latest opportunities

14/11/2017 - 15/12/2017

Engineer in development of embedded system for field monitoring stations

Job vacancy

As part of a European project starting early 2018 (the PI is Kevin Ruddick, RBINS),
the Marine Optics and Remote Sensing group at the Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV) ...
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06/10/2017 - 15/12/2017

Call for New Earth Explorer Mission Ideas

Call for proposal

As part of ESA’s commitment to realise new satellite missions that advance our understanding of Earth, benefit society and demonstrate innovative space technologies, a call is now open for new ... » more

Upcoming Events

28/05/2018 - 01/06/2018

50th International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics

Conference in Belgium

The 50th edition of the International Liege Colloquium of Ocean Dynamics is a perfect reason to celebrate and review the advances made in studying the oceans during the last several ... » more

29/05/2018 - 30/05/2018

Proba-V Symposium

Symposium in Belgium

After more than 4 years of successful operations, PROBA-V is consolidating its role as key data provider to the Copernicus Global Land Service and as valuable complement to Sentinel-2 and ... » more

09/08/2018 - 12/07/2018

EARSeL Symposium 2018

Symposium in Greece

The 38th annual EARSeL Symposium will take place in Chania, Crete, Greece on 9th-12th of July 2018.

As with previous symposia, the 4-day event will address a wide range of topics
related ...
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