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
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.
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.