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


TERRASCOPE Sentinel data now readily available for all Belgian users

The Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO) has just launched TERRASCOPE, the Belgian entry point to the EU Copernicus Sentinel satellites data.

It takes advantage of existing infrastructure ...
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Sentinel‑5P: Air quality-monitoring satellite in orbit

The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel‑5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.

The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on ...
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Space for Cities initiative - Eurisy Survey

Are you a local/regional administration, a private company or an NGO operating in cities?

Do you use satellite services to provide better services in cities?

You don’t use satellite services but ...
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Sentinel-2 cloudless mosaic: the first global (almost) cloud-free view of planet

Source: Copernicus Observer

About 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface is covered by clouds any given day. Imagery obtained by satellite sensors operating in the ...
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Latest opportunities

14/11/2017 - 29/11/2017

FREE Webinar: Quantitative Spectroscopy from Space

Training course

FREE Webinar: Quantitative Spectroscopy from Space

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM MT

This webinar focuses on hyperspectral imaging, near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), and multivariate calibration models (i.e. chemometrics), featuring ASD’s ...
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14/11/2017 - 15/12/2017

Engineer in development of embedded system for field monitoring stations

Job vacancy

As part of a European project starting early 2018 (the PI is Kevin Ruddick, RBINS),
the Marine Optics and Remote Sensing group at the Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV) ...
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Upcoming Events

28/11/2017 - 30/11/2017

2017 Conference on Big Data from Space (BiDS-17)

Conference in France

Big Data from Space refers to the massive spatio-temporal Earth and Space observation data collected by space-borne and ground based sensors, and to synergetic use of data coming from other ... » more

28/05/2018 - 01/06/2018

50th International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics

Conference in Belgium

The 50th edition of the International Liege Colloquium of Ocean Dynamics is a perfect reason to celebrate and review the advances made in studying the oceans during the last several ... » more

29/05/2018 - 30/05/2018

Proba-V Symposium

Symposium in Belgium

After more than 4 years of successful operations, PROBA-V is consolidating its role as key data provider to the Copernicus Global Land Service and as valuable complement to Sentinel-2 and ... » more


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