Helpdesk for Earth Observation


The Earth Observation Platform is part of the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office action plan "Support for an information society" which was approved by the Belgian Government late 1995.

In 1997, the Earth Observation Help Desk was initially set up at the Royal Meteorological Institute in service of the (potential) user of earth observation data. Since 2001 EODesk is an integral part of the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office.

Target groups

For scientists, administrations, NGO's and private companies, the EODesk is intended to act as an interface between Belgian experts and the distributors of satellite data.

To the public at large the EODesk offers general information on Earth observation.


Support of remote sensing data users

EODesk provides up-to-date information on remote sensing and serves as an interface between Belgian users and data distributors.

Promotion of remote sensing

Through educational initiatives and permanent assistance for information search, EODesk shows the way towards Remote Sensing to the public at large.