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


New UNESCO world heritage thanks to Belgian technology

Advanced geographic information systems (GIS) collect information necessary for the nomination of new world heritage sites in Calakmul (Mexico) and on the Silk Roads network (Central Asia).

The tropical rainforests around ...
» more


Cheap (and free!) Pléiades images available through the Belgian Pléiades Archive

Belgian institutional users can order Pléiades images at vastly reduced prices through the Belgian Pléiades Archive. New purchases will be added to the Archive. After a delay of 3 ... » more


Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches New Record Maximum

Sea ice surrounding Antarctica reached a new record high extent this year, covering more of the southern oceans than it has since scientists began a long-term satellite record to map ... » more


Belgian Earth Observation Day 2014

Save the date!

The next BEODay will take place in Lier on
20 November 2014.

The programme will include information on the revised STEREO III programme for earth observation research and ...
» more

Latest opportunity

28/10/2014 - 03/11/2014

UNESCO - Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB): Michel Batisse Award for Biosphere Reserve Management 2015

General announcement

This prize is awarded every two years in memory of Dr Michel Batisse for excellence in the management of the biosphere reserves in line with the recommendations of the Seville ... » more

Upcoming Event

04/11/2014 - 07/11/2014


Conference in Italy

ForestSAT 2014 is the 6th in a series of international conferences promoting scientifically based understanding of how spatial analysis technologies can help describe and monitor forested systems. ForestSAT 2014 will ... » more


Log In



New user?