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


Terrascope Releases its First EO Browser

Terrascope, ESA's Belgian Collaborative Ground Segment for the dissemination of Sentinel data, has just undergone a pretty impressive update. Three major changes:

1. EO browser
Firstly, a state-of-the-art Terraviewer, enabling you to ...
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Sentinel-3B Launch Opens New Era for Operational Oceanography

The successful launch on April 25th of the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite from Plesetsk, Russia, will establish the European backbone of a space-based, global ocean monitoring system at the service ... » more


Moon holds key to improving satellite views of Earth

Many Earth observation satellites make use of an added ingredient to ensure reliable, good quality environmental data: the Moon.

While the surface of the Earth is ever changing, the face of ...
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CryoSat reveals retreat of Patagonian glaciers

While ESA’s CryoSat continues to provide clear insight into how much sea ice is being lost and how the Antarctic and Greenlandic ice sheets are changing, the mission has again ... » more

Latest opportunities

18/05/2018 - 11/07/2018

VUB, Vakgroep Geografie -- Bijzonder Assisterend Academisch Personeel

Job vacancy

Ondersteuning academisch onderwijs:

  • Oefeningen- en practicabegeleiding in bachelor- en masteronderwijs: cartografie, geo-informatiekunde en aardobservatie
  • Tutoring bachelorstudenten Geografie
  • Ontwikkeling en coördinatie van transversaal projectonderwijs
Onderzoek rond ruimtelijke analyse van interacties tussen mens ... » more

08/05/2018 - 01/09/2020

EIC Horizon Prize for Early Warning for Epidemics

Call for proposal

The European Commission launched a €5 million prize to find the best solution for setting up an early warning system for epidemics. It is one of six European Innovation Council ... » more

03/05/2018 - 30/05/2018

Copernicus App Lab set to kick off beta testing phase

General announcement

From 12 April to 30 May 2018 you get the chance to be among the first to test the Copernicus App Lab tools. You will have a chance to experience ... » more

11/04/2018 - 31/05/2018

University of Leipzig -- W3 Professorship “Remote Sensing of the Water Cycle in the Earth System”

Job vacancy

The professorship has to be filled as a joint appointment with the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ).

The successful candidate is distinguished by an outstanding expertise in satellite-based remote sensing ...
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Upcoming Events

22/05/2018 - 22/05/2018

GTEO -- Groupe de Travail en Observation de la Terre

Workshop in Belgium

Le Groupe de Travail mixte (sociétés, universités et centres de recherche) en Observation de la Terre (GTEO) est une organisation conjointe de l’ISSeP et du pôle de compétitivité Skywin. Sur ... » more

25/05/2018 - 26/05/2018

ActInSpace hackathon

Workshop in Germany

ActInSpace at a Glance
Tackle ActInSpace’s challenges and unleash your entrepreneurial potential! ActInSpace® is an international innovation contest inspiring young women and men worldwide to meet challenges based on space technologies, ...
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28/05/2018 - 01/06/2018

50th International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics

Conference in Belgium

The 50th edition of the International Liege Colloquium of Ocean Dynamics is a perfect reason to celebrate and review the advances made in studying the oceans during the last several ... » more


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