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


Happy Bearth Day! Belgium Celebrates 30 years of Remote Sensing Research!

Source: Happy Bearth Day


The Earth's population was half of what it is today. Ronald Reagan, Michael Gorbatchov and Deng Xiaoping ruled the world. Microsoft released its ...
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Help wanted on tracking biodiversity from space

Conservation organisations and space agencies are being called on to join forces to decide how changes in biodiversity can be monitored globally. What, exactly, should be measured by satellites?

Biodiversity refers ...
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MSG-4, Europe's latest weather satellite, delivers first image

The Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI) instrument on MSG-4 captured its first image of Earth on 4 August. This demonstrates that Europe's latest geostationary weather satellite, launched on ... » more


Sentinels catch Traffic Jam

Low water levels in the Danube river have left ships to queue close to the town of Zimnicea in Romania.

The heat wave torturing Europe earlier this month caused the level ...
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Latest opportunity

17/08/2015 - 10/09/2015

Utrecht University, Faculty of Geosciences - Assistant Professor in Geo-Computation and Natural Hazards

Job vacancy

The Land Degradation and Geo-Computation Group within the Department of Physical Geography aims at understanding terrestrial ecosystem functioning with an emphasis on natural hazards, land degradation and hydrological processes. Advanced ... » more

17/08/2015 - 15/09/2015

KALKULO - Research Scientist in Geophysics/Geomodelling

Job vacancy

Kalkulo is seeking applications for a Research Scientist in Geophysics or Geological Modelling. Candidate will have a PhD in a relevant field as well as postdoctoral or other relevant experience. ... » more

17/08/2015 - 15/09/2015

KALKULO - Research Scientist in Geophysics/Numerical modelling

Job vacancy

Kalkulo is seeking applications for a Research Scientist in Geophysics or Geophysics Modelling. Candidates will have a PhD in a relevant field as well as postdoctoral or other relevant experience. ... » more

17/08/2015 - 10/09/2015

IFREMER - Post-doc: Study of the Arctic sea ice variability

Job vacancy

Over the past decade, the Arctic Basin has been undergoing major transformations, including a significant decline of the sea ice cover. Part of this decline is thought to be related ... » more

Upcoming Event

11/09/2015 - 11/09/2015

Copernicus Users Information Day on Access to Marine Data Stream from EUMETSAT

Conference in Germany

In 2015, EUMETSAT will support the commissioning of the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite by ESA, following its expected launch in October. EUMETSAT will also start to extract marine products at its ... » more


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