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


IGARSS will come in Brussels in 2021

As co-organizer, BELSPO STEREO team is very proud to announce that the organisation of IGARSS 2021 has been awarded to the Low Countries (Belgium and The Netherlands).

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DigitalGlobe and MDA, two major players in the satellite data provider world, have decided to merge

On July 27th, DigitalGlobe Inc. announced that its shareowners overwhelmingly voted to approve the Company’s proposed merger with MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (aka MDA), another major player in the ... » more


Greenland... Wildfire?

Greenland is usually associated with ice and snow, but the country has fallen victim to a large wildfire that has been raging since the end of July. The fire was ... » more


Blooms in the Caspian Sea

Given adequate sunlight and nutrients, phytoplankton populations can swell into blooms large enough to be visible from space. On August 3, 2017, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s ... » more

Latest opportunities

11/08/2017 - 29/08/2017

University of Reading -- National Centre for Earth Observation UKESM Core Scientist

Job vacancy

The University of Reading is looking for a motivated researcher to join the UK Earth system model core development team, which has responsibility to develop, apply, evaluate and support the ... » more

11/08/2017 - 23/08/2017

GAF AG -- Project Manager Earth Observation / Copernicus Services (m/f)

Job vacancy

GAF AG is looking for a self-driven, results-oriented and highly motivated senior professional with relevant working experience for our multidisciplinary team to support the management and further development of Earth ... » more

11/08/2017 - 23/08/2017

Birkbeck University of London -- Lecturer B: Planetary Surfaces

Job vacancy

Birkbeck University of London seeks to employ a Lecturer in Planetary Surfaces with an overall research focus related to understanding the evolution of the planets, moons and solar system objects, ... » more

11/08/2017 - 04/09/2017

Geological Survey of Denkmark & Greenland -- 2-year postdoc in carbonatite-hosted mineralizing systems

Job vacancy

HiTech AlkCarb is a 4-year Horizon 2020-funded project that aims to develop new geomodels for critical metals and minerals (e.g. REE, Nb, Sc, Ta, Zr, Hf, CaF2) in alkaline rocks ... » more

11/08/2017 - 03/09/2017

UK National Oceanography Centre -- Staff Scientist in Marine Geoscience, Seafloor and Habitat Mapping

Job vacancy

UK's National Oceanography Centre seeks a dynamic and pro-active early career researcher to support the Seafloor & Habitat Mapping team in the delivery of a series of habitat mapping projects, ... » more

11/08/2017 - 03/09/2017

British Geological Survey -- Data Scientist

Job vacancy

As a BGS Data Scientist, you will play a leading role in developing and delivering insight from data using statistical and data science techniques for the benefit of geoscience and ... » more

11/08/2017 - 11/09/2017

5th ESA Advanced Training on Ocean Remote Sensing and Synergy

Training course

As part of the EO Science For Society – scientific exploitation programme element, the European Space Agency (ESA) is organising an advanced Ocean Remote Sensing Training Course devoted to train ... » more

Upcoming Events

31/08/2017 - 31/08/2017

1st CCI Land Cover User Workshop

Workshop in Italy

Since the WorldCover conference in March 2017, the very first 300 m long-term global land cover time series (1992-2015) have been released (http://maps.elie.ucl.ac.be/CCI/viewer/) and downloaded thousands of products.  

The objective ...
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05/09/2017 - 08/09/2017

RSPSoc2017 Annual Conference

Conference in United Kingdom

The subject of this Conference is "Earth & Planets: Making the Most of our Observations"
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11/09/2017 - 14/09/2017

World Satellite Business Week

Conference in France

The World Satellite Business Week  takes place every year in September and brings together almost one thousand of the most influential representatives of the global satellite communications and information business, ... » more

11/09/2017 - 15/09/2017

World Multidisciplinary Earth Sciences Symposium (WMESS 2017)

Symposium in Czech Republic

The main mission of the "World Multidisciplinary Earth Sciences Symposium - WMESS" is to lead to contribute in multidisciplinary studies related with atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and pedosphere of the ... » more


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