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


New release of 300 m global CCI Land Cover data - time series 1992-2015

In the framework of the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) of the European Space Agency, the CCI Land Cover partnership is pleased to announce the official release of the CCI 300 ... » more


Sentinel-2 captures coral bleaching of Great Barrier Reef

Scientists observed the bleaching of Australia's Great Barrier Reef early this year using satellite images. While capturing these events from space has been difficult in the past, Sentinel-2's frequent revisits ... » more


NASA’s CYGNSS Satellite Constellation Begins Public Data Release

On May 22, NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) began regular production of its science data products – measurements of ocean surface wind speed and roughness – with public ... » more


AUC Launchs the GMES & Africa Call for Proposals

The African Union Commission launches the Call for Proposals for the implementation of the Global Monitoring for environment and Security (GMES) and Africa Programme.

GMES and Africa is a joint AU-EU ...
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NOAA’s newest geostationary satellite will be positioned as GOES-East this fall

GOES-16, the most advanced weather satellite NOAA has ever developed, will be moved to the GOES-East position at 75 degrees west longitude, once it is declared operational in November. Top ... » more


Two days left to Register for MultiTemp 2017

There are only two days left to register for MultiTemp 2017.

Registration will close on Friday June 2, 2016 (midnight CET). You can register via the MultiTemp 2017 website.
The folllowing ...
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Latest opportunities

16/06/2017 - 01/07/2017

Université de Liège -- PhD in remote sensing for CHAR project

Job vacancy

The University of Liège (Belgium) is looking for 3 highly motivated candidates to take up a PhD position. The positions are available within the collaborative project CHAR between three faculties ... » more

02/06/2017 - 05/07/2017

EUMETSAT -- VN17/21 Optical Calibration Expert

Job vacancy

EUMETSAT is  looking for an expert to develop tools and techniques to perform and measure the calibration and validation of our optical instruments, specifically those on board the future Meteosat ... » more

Upcoming Events

27/06/2017 - 29/06/2017

MultiTemp 2017

Workshop in Belgium

The MultiTemp bi-annual conference’s primary objective is to advance the knowledge on using EO time series to address a wide range of applications. Since its foundation in 2001, the scientific ... » more

04/07/2017 - 05/07/2017

Agriculture and Earth Observation Workshop

Workshop in Netherlands

  • Bring together service providers/users, value adding companies, and satellite data providers to discuss and establish the flow from user information needs to observation requirements
  • Provide a common forum for institutional, scientific ... » more

10/07/2017 - 13/07/2017

2nd International Conference on Airborne Research for the Environment (ICARE 2017)

Conference in Germany

The 2nd International Conference on Airborne Research for the Environment (ICARE 2017) will be held at DLR, the German Aerospace Research Center, in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich, from 10 to 13 ... » more


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