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


Accessing Copernicus Data Made Easier

Thanks to the European Union’s Copernicus programme, vast quantities of satellite data are freely available to manage the environment and benefit European citizens. While this offers a wealth of opportunities, ... » more


Farewell to GOES-13: The History of NOAA’s Former GOES East Satellite

For more than seven years, NOAA’s GOES-13 satellite has been actively monitoring the skies over the Western Hemisphere, serving as a critical source of information during major U.S. weather events, ... » more

Latest opportunities

19/01/2018 - 19/02/2018

INNOMED project -- three-year postdoctoral Research Assistant position

Job vacancy

The position is currently open in the Erosion and Soil and Water Evaluation (EESA) lab at Estación Experimental de Aula Dei (EEAD-CSIC) in Zaragoza (Spain), with an immediately available start ... » more

19/01/2018 - 22/01/2018

Aberystwyth University -- Two Postdoctoral Research Positions in Remote Sensing

Job vacancy

Aberystwyth University is seeking two Postdoctoral Research Fellows to work on retrieval of environmental variables and land cover and change classifications from remote sensing data, with focus on Wales in ... » more

19/01/2018 - 21/01/2018

BISA -- Space Project Coordinator to support ALTIUS/PICASSO activities

Job vacancy

The successful candidate will

  • Support the project management of the ALTIUS mission at BIRA-IASB level
  • under the supervision of the current project manager
  • Interact with ESA, BELSPO and the involved industrial partners
  • Collaborate to ... » more

Upcoming Events

30/01/2018 - 30/01/2018

BEODay 2018

Workshop in Belgium

The Belgian Earth Observation Day (BEODAY) is an annual event where the results of research in the domain of earth observation, mainly carried out within the framework of the STEREO ... » more

23/01/2018 - 24/01/2018

10th Annual Conference on European Space Policy

Conference in Belgium

This 10th Conference is ambitioning to be a new highlight!

At the heart of the debates: the potential developments of a European Space Strategy which, with an appropriate financing through the ...
» more

05/02/2018 - 05/02/2018

Copernicus for Agriculture

Workshop in Belgium

The Agriculture sector can vastly benefit from Copernicus full free and open data and information. The Copernicus programme already interacts with different stakeholders from the agricultural sector and the Copernicus ... » more


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