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


Happy Birthday PROBA-V!

On May 7, PROBA-V celebrated its fourth year in orbit. The team is proud to announce that their PROBA-V adventure continues, as the mission has been extended until at least ... » more


Amazing scientific expedition on Nyiragongo. Participate!

Next June, the Royal Museum for Central Africa will lead and coordinate a huge scientific expedition on one of the most active and dangerous African volcanoes : Mount Nyiragongo.

» more

Latest opportunities

03/07/2017 - 14/07/2017

RS4forestEBV - Airborne remote sensing for monitoring essential biodiversity variables in forest ecosystems

Training course

Forest management requires the use of comprehensive remote sensing data which enable monitoring biodiversity changes. Biophysical and biochemical vegetation parameters can characterise changes in biodiversity through changes in ecosystem structure ... » more

26/06/2017 - 06/07/2017

STANCO - School and Training on Aircraft New Techniques for Atmospheric Composition Observation

Training course

The main objective is to provide an overview on measurement techniques, data analysis and specifics of the airborne measurements of species relevant in the atmosphere. Emphasis will be on new ... » more

Upcoming Events

15/06/2017 - 16/06/2017

New Perspectives in Modeling and Measurement of Biogenic Volatile Organic Compound Emissions by Remote Sensing

Conference in Belgium

This Conference concludes the HYPI project, a research project on “Assessment of Isoprene emission by Hyperspectral data", funded in 2016 and 2017 by the Belgian Science Policy Office. The Conference ... » more

19/06/2017 - 21/06/2017

11th GEO European Project Workshop 2017

Workshop in Finland

The purpose of the conference is to bring together European stakeholders interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS). The event is a forum ... » more

27/06/2017 - 29/06/2017

MultiTemp 2017

Workshop in Belgium

The MultiTemp bi-annual conference’s primary objective is to advance the knowledge on using EO time series to address a wide range of applications. Since its foundation in 2001, the scientific ... » more


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