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



First High-Res Public Imaging Satellite Set to Launch in August
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40 cm Satellite Imagery Products Now Available

European Space Imaging is excited to announce we are now accepting orders for 40 cm DigitalGlobe Core Imagery products.  Using the existing order process, you can submit new orders for ... » more


Vlaamse Overheid steunt toekomst van imec, Vlaanderen en Europa

Het Leuvense nano-elektronica onderzoekscentrum imec maakte vandaag bekend dat de Vlaamse overheid, op initiatief van Minister Lieten, naast de eerder toegekende subsidie van ongeveer 30 miljoen euro, de bouw van ... » more


First launch under Belgian jurisdiction and first Belgium nanosatellites in space

The first Belgium nanosatellites were successfully deployed this night in low earth orbit (600km altitude). This launch of two nanosatellites is the first application of the Belgian space law adopted ... » more


HeliosNet Selects Newtec to Offer B2C and B2B VSAT Services over Eastern Russia

Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) Express-AM5 satellite will be used to enable high speed and competitive broadband connectivity across Eastern Russia
MOSCOW, Russia and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, May 19 2014. Satellite communications ...
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SPOT-VEGETATION retires and hands over the torch to PROBA-V

On June 1st, 2014, after 16 years of faithful service in tracking the global vegetation status, the SPOT-VEGETATION mission will retire and hand over the torch to ESA’s Earth Watch ... » more


QinetiQ Space wins contract with ESA to develop International Berthing Docking Mechanism

Under the current contract phase, which will run until 2015, QinetiQ Space will develop and build an engineering model that it is intended to be tested on the ground. The ... » more


SPOT 7 successfully completes the replacement of its predecessors

Airbus Defence and Space has published the first images obtained from the SPOT 7 satellite, a mere three days after its launch on 30 June.

The entire chain - from satellite ...
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Latest opportunity

20/08/2014 - 30/06/2015

Free book on SAR land applications

General announcement

In the past years, we have been frequently asked, particularly from the users and research community, on the capabilities and limitations of SAR land applications.

For this reason, last year, with ...
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20/08/2014 - 30/09/2014

ULB/IGEAT - PhD student

Job vacancy

We offer
In the framework of the ULB Mini-ARC project “Enhancing importance of social aspects in product development and production -Improving the social life cycle assessment methodology-“ there is an opportunity ...
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Upcoming Event

24/08/2014 - 28/08/2014

5th International Disaster and Risk Conference

Conference in Switzerland

IDRC Davos 2014 attempts to find solutions to today’s challenges by managing risks, reducing disasters and adapting to climate change. Focussing on a multi-sectors, multi-stakeholders  and multi-disciplines approach IDRC helps ... » more


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