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


Safeguarding our Most Precious Resource: Water

According to this year’s Global Risk Report by the World Economic Forum, water crises are one of the five biggest risks to society. ESA is working with development banks to ... » more


Sentinels helping to map minerals

The traditional way of mapping Earth’s geology and mineral resources is a costly and time-consuming undertaking. While satellites cannot entirely replace the expert in the field, they can certainly help ... » more


Earth's atmosphere: new results from the International Space Station

With ESA’s help, the latest atmosphere monitor on the International Space Station is delivering results on our planet’s ozone, aerosol and nitrogen trioxide levels. Installed last year on the orbital ... » more


Sentinel-3B Launch Preparations in Full Swing

With the Sentinel-3B satellite now at the Plesetsk launch site in Russia and liftoff set for 25 April, engineers are steaming ahead with the task of getting Europe’s next Copernicus ... » more

Latest opportunities

05/04/2018 - 05/05/2018

STEREO III call for remote sensing exploration projets

Call for proposal

Research programme for Earth observation "STEREO  III" (Support to the exploitation and Research in Earth Observation) fifth call for proposals.

This call concerns exploration projects.

Closing dates:

  • Expression of interest (mandatory): 04 May ... » more

11/04/2018 - 21/04/2018

HR Wallingford -- Earth Observation Scientist (Fixed Term)

Job vacancy

HR Wallingford provides world-leading independent analysis, advice and support in engineering and environmental hydraulics and the management of water and the water environment.

They currently have an 12 month fixed term ...
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11/04/2018 - 24/04/2018

Stockholm University -- PhD student in Meteorology with focus on Aerosols and Clouds

Job vacancy

Project description
The global response to changing CO2 is determined by a series of feedback mechanisms, and it is thought that the dominant positive feedbacks arise from changes The main focus ...
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11/04/2018 - 23/04/2018

Agrimetrics -- Earth Observation Data Scientist

Job vacancy

Agrimetrics looking to appoint an experienced data scientist with a background in the use of remote sensing, particularly earth observation data with interests in building practical solutions to advance their ... » more

Upcoming Events

24/04/2018 - 24/04/2018

EUMETSAT -- DIAS Industry Information Day

Conference in Germany

The Industry Day on April 24th 2018 at EUMETSAT HQ will present the scope and essential requirements for the Provision of Copernicus DIAS Services and Operations, which will be subject ... » more

24/04/2018 - 24/04/2018

BeGeo 2018

Congress in Belgium

For the third time, Agoria and the NGI organise BeGeo, the national conference with exhibition on geo-information where government, private sector and research community meet.
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08/05/2018 - 08/05/2018

Marktconsultatie "CAPSAT Landbouwsubsidies en Copernicusdata"

Workshop in Belgium

Voor wie?
Heeft jouw bedrijf/organisatie expertise en ervaring met het gebruik van Copernicusdata en algoritmes?

Dan nodigen we je samen met het Departement Landbouw en Visserij en VERHAERT New Products & Services ...
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