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


One year Adrift, but Not Far

In July 2017, a huge iceberg dramatically broke away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula. But the aftermath has been a bit more drawn-out, as the ... » more


MetOp-C Launch Campaign Kicks Off

The MetOp-C launch campaign has kicked off with the first of three Antonovs landing at Cayenne Airport, French Guiana on 20 June.

MetOp-C arrives at Cayenne
Source: ... » more


ESA's wind Satellite Aeolus shows off

Before ESA’s Aeolus satellite is packed up and shipped to French Guiana for liftoff in August, media representatives had the chance to see this wind measuring Earth Explorer satellite standing ... » more


Decades of Satellite Monitoring Reveal Antarctic Ice Loss

New research review provides insights into the continent’s response to climate warming

Scientists from the University of Maryland, the University of Leeds and the University of California, San Diego, have reviewed ... » more


Copernicus Sentinel-5P releases first data

 Following months of tests and careful evaluation, the first data on air pollutants from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite have been released. These first maps show a range of trace gases ... » more

Latest opportunities

16/07/2018 - 24/07/2018

Teagasc -- Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 - Crops, Environment and Land Use Programme

Job vacancy

Basic Function of the post:

  • Investigate application of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology to create high resolution risk assessment tools to map surface and subsurface pollutant transfer, allowing cost-effective targeting ... » more

16/07/2018 - 20/07/2018

AOC Archaeology Group -- Geomatics & GIS Data Manager/Technician

Job vacancy

AOC Archaeology Group is one of the leading commercial archaeology companies in the UK, comprising a highly skilled and dynamic team and offering a full range of archaeological fieldwork, consultancy, ... » more

16/07/2018 - 29/07/2018

Scottish Borders Council -- Information Systems Officer

Job vacancy

A permanent full time post has arisen for an Information Systems Officer at the Council headquarters at Newtown St Boswells located in the centre of the picturesque Scottish Borders. This ... » more

16/07/2018 - 20/07/2018

GFZ Helmholtz Centre Potsdam -- Scientist Computer Science / Geoinformatics

Job vacancy

The Section Geoinformatics develops concepts, methods and technologies for the exploration, analysis, and synthesis of complex and heterogeneous spatiotemporal data. Within the project "SEVA" we develop a web-based approach to ... » more

Upcoming Events

23/07/2018 - 27/07/2018


Symposium in Spain

The IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) and the Organizing Committee cordially invite you to participate to the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2018, the 38th annual ... » more

15/08/2018 - 17/08/2018

HyspIRI Science and Applications workshop

Workshop in United States

The overarching goals of the 2018 HyspIRI Science and Applications Workshop are:

  1. Report the status of key HyspIRI science and applications objectives developed and advanced over past decade, including related airborne ... » more

03/09/2018 - 07/09/2018

EMS Annual Meeting: European Conference for Applied Meteorology and Climatology 2018

Conference in Hungary

The challenges for meteorology are growing. Citizens, decision-makers, indeed all of society require information on the consequences of our changing climate, and especially on weather and climate hazards that seem ... » more


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