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


Sentinel-1 satellites combine radar vision

The twin Sentinel-1 satellites have – for the first time – combined to show their capability for revealing even small deformations in Earth’s surface.

Following its orbital manoeuvres, the recently launched ...
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A first: NASA spots single methane leak from space

For the first time, an instrument onboard an orbiting spacecraft has measured the methane emissions from a single, specific leaking facility on Earth's surface. The observation -- by the Hyperion ... » more


Sentinel-1 helping Cyclone Roanu relief

Last May, Cyclone Roanu claimed over 100 lives in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and left tens of thousands in need of aid. Officials are looking to the sky for information ... » more


China's first high orbit remote sensing satellite put into use

China's first high orbit remote sensing satellite, Gaofen-4, went into use after six months of in-orbit testing, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND) announced ... » more

Latest opportunity

28/09/2016 - 29/09/2016

Expert Workshop on Hyperspectral applications for soil, September 2016

Job vacancy

Supported by EUFAR, this workshop is organised by the Remote Sensing Lab at the University of Tel Aviv (TAU) and the Section 1.4 Remote Sensing at GFZ.

Motivation: The workshop ...
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Upcoming Event

04/09/2016 - 10/09/2016

17th IAGA Workshop on geomagnetic observatory instruments, data acquisition & processing

Workshop in Belgium

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