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


First Belgian Space Mission to Study the Earth's Atmosphere: ALTIUS

Belgium begins the construction of a new space mission, ALTIUS. It is aimed at solving the imminent shortage of satellites capable of measuring the distribution of the most important components ... » more


ECMWF's first Hackathon was a success

To promote the availability and uses of open data, The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) organised Open Data Week @ECMWF which took place from 28 February to 5 ... » more


ESA's U-TEP offers free urban monitoring satellite data

A new processing tool has been developed to bundle information contained in large amounts of satellite data, paving the way for the wealth of Copernicus Sentinel satellite data to be ... » 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

08/05/2017 - 12/05/2017

37th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE-37)

Symposium in South Africa

The 37th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE-37) will convene in Tshwane, South Africa 8 to 12 May 2017. The theme is “Earth Observation for Development and Adaptation ... » more

12/05/2017 - 12/05/2017

EO Science for society - EOEP-5, Block-4 Industry Information Day

Conference in Italy

The info day objective is to present the new opportunities in research application, platforms and market development that will be opened in 2017 under EO Science for Society. ... » more

22/05/2017 - 26/05/2017

49th International Liege colloquium on Ocean Dynamics: "Marine Turbulence Re3-visited"

Symposium in Belgium

Almost four decades after the « Marine Turbulence », 11th Liège Colloquium in 1980.
Three decades after the « Turbulence in the ocean. From the millimeter to the megameter », 19th ...
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