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

Latest opportunities

05/06/2018 - 05/07/2018

Nazka -- Project Manager/Business Developer "aircheckr"

Job vacancy

Nazka mapps is developing innovative mapping applications and location-based API’s. Aircheckr is a key product of nazka. It creates and integrates high quality air quality information into external services, ... » more

05/06/2018 - 02/07/2018

UCLouvain -- short summer course “Supervised characterization of land cover and land use using optical time-series data”

Training course

the Earth and Life Institute (ELI) over at UCLouvain hosts a short summer course regarding “Supervised characterization of land cover and land use using optical time-series data”.

The course will ... » more

18/05/2018 - 11/07/2018

VUB, Vakgroep Geografie -- Bijzonder Assisterend Academisch Personeel

Job vacancy

Ondersteuning academisch onderwijs:

  • Oefeningen- en practicabegeleiding in bachelor- en masteronderwijs: cartografie, geo-informatiekunde en aardobservatie
  • Tutoring bachelorstudenten Geografie
  • Ontwikkeling en coördinatie van transversaal projectonderwijs
Onderzoek rond ruimtelijke analyse van interacties tussen mens ... » more

08/05/2018 - 01/09/2020

EIC Horizon Prize for Early Warning for Epidemics

Call for proposal

The European Commission launched a €5 million prize to find the best solution for setting up an early warning system for epidemics. It is one of six European Innovation Council ... » more

Upcoming Events

26/06/2018 - 28/06/2018

Joint 2nd ISWG and 8th LSA-SAF Workshop

Workshop in Portugal

The aim of the International Surface Working Group (ISWG) is to gather requirements specific to surface observations to enhance both our understanding and ability to monitor the components of the ... » more

09/07/2018 - 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 ...
» more

23/07/2018 - 27/07/2018


Symposium in Spain

The IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) and the Organizing Committee cordially invite you to participate to the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2018, the 38th annual ... » more


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