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


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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watchITgrow: Was it a success?

The first growing season in which the satellite monitoring programme watchITgrow was widely available to Belgian potato growers is coming to an end. Tentative conclusions about the concept’s use can ... » more


Sentinel-2 cloudless mosaic: the first global (almost) cloud-free view of planet

About 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface is covered by clouds any given day. Imagery obtained by satellite sensors operating in the visible light range is constantly constrained by ... » more


NASA Looks Within Category 5 Hurricane Maria Before and After First Landfall

Satellite data is enabling forecasters to look inside and outside of powerful Hurricane Maria. A NASA animation of satellite imagery shows Hurricane Maria's first landfall on the island of Dominica. ... » more

Latest opportunities

16/10/2017 - 24/10/2017

Formation COPERNICUS session 2 - Land Services

Training course

Vous sensibiliser aux nombreuses utilisations des données et services Copernicus. Vous offrir une formation de base (théorique et pratique) à la manipulation des données ainsi que de nombreux exemples concrets ...
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16/10/2017 - 16/11/2017

VITO -- remote sensing scientist - focus on coastal and marine applications

Job vacancy

The remote sensing unit of VITO is looking for an engineer or scientist to join their service-oriented R&D team.

  • You will contribute to  the development of Remote Sensing products for water ... » more

16/10/2017 - 16/11/2017

Spacebel -- Confirmed Remote Sensing Engineer

Job vacancy

Dans le cadre du développement croissant de son activité "Géospatiale", SPACEBEL recherche un(e) Remote Sensing Engineer talentueux en vue de renforcer ses troupes.

Le département Geospatial Information & Systems fournit et ...
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16/10/2017 - 01/11/2017

ETH Zürich -- PhD Student in Crop Precision Farming

Job vacancy

The Institute of Agricultural Sciences at ETH Zurich, Chair of Crop Science (Prof. Achim Walter), seeks a

PhD Student in Crop Precision Farming

ETH Zurich's research focus within the joint project "Reconciling ...
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Upcoming Events

07/11/2017 - 09/11/2017

HIGHROC Science Conference

Conference in Belgium

The HIGHROC science conference will take place from 7 to 9 November 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. The conference objective is to gather the international community to deal with latest progresses ... » more

28/11/2017 - 30/11/2017

2017 Conference on Big Data from Space (BiDS-17)

Conference in France

Big Data from Space refers to the massive spatio-temporal Earth and Space observation data collected by space-borne and ground based sensors, and to synergetic use of data coming from other ... » 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


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