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


ESA issues call for new Earth Explorer proposals

ESA is announcing an opportunity for scientists involved in Earth observation to submit proposals for the next potential Earth Explorer satellite mission.

Traditionally, Earth Explorers use new measurement techniques to explore ...
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New Satellite to Measure Plant Health

ESA plans to track the health of the world’s vegetation by detecting and measuring the faint glow that plants give off as they convert sunlight and the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide ... » more


Sentinel-3A on its way

The latest satellite for the European Commission’s Copernicus environmental programme has left France bound for the Plesetsk launch site in Russia and launch late next month.

Carrying a suite of state-of-the-art ...
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Latest opportunity

27/11/2015 - 31/12/2015

VITO - R&D Professional in Remote Sensing and Agriculture

Job vacancy

The remote sensing unit of VITO is looking for an engineer or scientist to join our service-oriented R&D team active in the development of end-to-end solutions for the agricultural sector ... » more

27/11/2015 - 31/12/2015

VITO - Business Development Manager - Remote Sensing

Job vacancy

•The Remote Sensing Unit within VITO develops and operates innovative earth observation systems which enable society to map environmental changes and adapt policies accordingly. This unit offers end-to-end solutions by ... » more

27/11/2015 - 13/01/2016

EGU General Assembly in Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016 - Call for abstracts

Call for paper

Important Deadlines

December 1st 2015: Deadline for support application.
January 13th 2016:  Deadline for abstract submission.
Session Description

The session would like to overview recent developments and understanding, by observations and modelling, of ...
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Upcoming Event

09/12/2015 - 09/12/2015

The Dark Side of Remote Sensing

Workshop in Belgium

In collaboration with The Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), the Centre Spatial de Liège (CSL), the Royal Museum of Central Africa (RMCA) and the European Center for Geodynamics and Seismology (ECGS ... » more


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