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


GeoRisCA starts blog on Georisks in Central Africa

GeoRisCA is a BELSPO- and FNR-funded project. It was finalized in 2016. Its main objective was the assessment of the georisk in the Kivu region (DRC, Rwanda, Burundi), by ... » more


PROBA-V Collection 1 - sample data

In order to further improve the PROBA-V datasets, a full reprocessing of the PROBA-V archive was launched during the summer of 2016. This new collection is named “Collection 1” or ... » more


EUMETSAT and NOAA sign Polar System Programme Implementation Plan

On 15 December, Europe and the US achieved another milestone in the cooperation on meteorological satellite systems when Marc Cohen, EUMETSAT Associate Director for LEO Programmes and Harry A. Cikanek ... » more


UMD, NOAA researchers develop improvements in weather satellite data calibration

“Traffic and weather, together on the hour!” blasts your local radio station, while your smartphone knows the weather halfway across the world. A network of satellites whizzing around Earth collecting ... » more

Latest opportunities

19/12/2016 - 19/01/2017

KULeuven -- postdoc position on quantifying and modelling ecosystem services of urban trees

Job vacancy

As 80% of the EU population is expected to live in urban areas by 2020, the quality of the urban environment is of growing importance. Urban trees are key elements ... » more

15/12/2016 - 17/02/2017

ESA Earth Observation -- Reissued call for Earth Explorer 9 proposals

Call for proposal

 Scientists involved in Earth observation have another opportunity to submit a proposal for ESA’s next Earth Explorer satellite mission.

Earth Explorer missions are launched to provide a stream of measurements to ...
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Upcoming Events

23/01/2017 - 27/01/2017

POLinSAR 2017 workshop

Workshop in Italy

The European Space Agency is organising POLinSAR 2017, the 8th International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry, to be hosted in ESRIN, Frascati, Italy from ... » more

05/03/2017 - 07/03/2017

JURSE 2017 - Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event

Conference in United Arab Emirates

The objectives of JURSE 2017 are:

  • Gathering people coming from industry, academia, local and national/international agencies together to discuss topics related to remote sensing for urban monitoring
  • Fostering the research and the ... » more

14/03/2017 - 16/03/2017

WorldCover 2017 Conference

Conference in Italy

The European Space Agency together with GEO, FAO and EU are organising the WorldCover 2017 Conference to be held at ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, from 14 to 16 March 2017.

The WorldCover ...
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