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 UNESCO world heritage thanks to Belgian technology

Advanced geographic information systems (GIS) collect information necessary for the nomination of new world heritage sites in Calakmul (Mexico) and on the Silk Roads network (Central Asia).

The tropical rainforests around ...
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Cheap (and free!) Pléiades images available through the Belgian Pléiades Archive

Belgian institutional users can order Pléiades images at vastly reduced prices through the Belgian Pléiades Archive. New purchases will be added to the Archive. After a delay of 3 ... » more


Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches New Record Maximum

Sea ice surrounding Antarctica reached a new record high extent this year, covering more of the southern oceans than it has since scientists began a long-term satellite record to map ... » more


Belgian Earth Observation Day 2014

Save the date!

The next BEODay will take place in Lier on
20 November 2014.

The programme will include information on the revised STEREO III programme for earth observation research and ...
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Latest opportunity

17/10/2014 - 31/12/2014

GIM Training Centre - Formations Automne 2014

Training course

GIM vous propose cet automne des formations afin de vous permettre d'élargir ou approfondir vos connaissances dans le domaine du SIG (Système d'Information Géographique) et du Geo-ICT (Geo-Information and Communication ... » more

17/10/2014 - 31/12/2014

GIM Training Centre – Opleidingen najaar 2014

Training course

Onze sterke punten:

· U krijgt opleiding in een kleine groep, dit garandeert een maximale interactiviteit tussen de deelnemers en de lesgever;
· Talrijke praktische oefeningen met herkenbare data zetten de ...
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Upcoming Event

28/10/2014 - 30/10/2014

7th EuroGOOS Conference

Conference in Portugal

We kindly inform you that the registration deadline for the 7th EuroGOOS Conference – http://eurogoos2014.hidrografico.pt/ - is September 30, 2014.

The full conference programme is now available: http://eurogoos2014.hidrografico.pt/timetable.php.
For relevant information do ...
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