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


Goddard's IceCube SmallSat Ready for Launch, Space Station Deployment

Less is more, and that's not just a buzz phrase. Good things are coming in smaller packages (again, not just another buzz phrase). Here's one that's 'on the rocks' coming ... » more


Joint ESA-BELSPO project "BelSAR" illustrates how tandem radar images can help map rural landscapes

 A novel airborne experiment over the flat agricultural landscape of the Netherlands recently simulated, for the first time, images that could be taken by radar satellites orbiting in tandem.

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New collections for PROBA-V and SPOT-VEGETATION

Last February the PROBA-V Collection 1 (C1) reprocessing was completed. The data are entirely available on the www.vito-eodata.be portal.
This collection marks among others the release of the Level 2A ...
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Second ‘colour vision’ satellite for Copernicus launched

 The ESA-developed Sentinel-2B satellite was launched today, doubling the coverage of high-resolution optical imaging in the Sentinel-2 mission for the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system.

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Latest opportunities

24/03/2017 - 15/05/2017

Postdoctoral Position on Soil Moisture Data Assimilation (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Job vacancy

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Division Soil and Water Management, at the KU Leuven (Belgium) is searching for an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher with experience in land surface modeling ... » more

16/03/2017 - 19/06/2017

Assistant temps plein en Sciences géographiques

Job vacancy

Le (la) candidat(e), spécialisé(e) en géomatique, sera chargé(e) de la préparation et de l’encadrement de travaux pratiques, séminaires, exercices, et excursions (300h par an) dispensés dans les cursus de géographie ... » more

16/03/2017 - 01/04/2017

PhD student position in Machine Learning for Geosciences [ERC project]

Job vacancy

The Image and Signal Processing (ISP) Group at the Universitat de València (Spain) is searching for an outstanding candidate with a strong interest in machine learning and geosciences to ... » more

Upcoming Events

19/04/2017 - 21/04/2017

10th EARSel Imaging Spectroscopy Workshop

Workshop in Switzerland

EARSeL is a scientific network of European remote sensing laboratories, coming from both academia and the commercial/industrial sector, which covers all fields of geoinformation and earth observation through remote sensing. ... » more

20/04/2017 - 21/04/2017

GEO Data Providers Workshop

Workshop in Italy

Data Providers are invited to attend the Second GEO Data Providers workshop. Whether your data is already brokered by the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), or your data ... » more

23/04/2017 - 28/04/2017

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017

Conference in Austria

The EGU General Assembly 2017 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims ... » more


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