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


Satellites help scientists see forests for the trees amid climate change

Scientists have found a way to use satellites to track photosynthesis in evergreens - a discovery that could improve our ability to assess the health of northern forests amid climate ... » more


PROBA-V MEP ready for operational use

The first operational version of the PROBA-V Mission Exploitation Platform (MEP) was released last Wednesday.
The MEP complements the PROBA-V user segment by building an operational Exploitation Platform on PROBA-V ...
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Philippe De Maeyer receives Tianshan Award

The Government of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China granted the Tianshan Award for foreign experts to Professor Philippe De Maeyer for his great contribution to the economic and ... » more

Latest opportunities

24/11/2016 - 07/01/2017

University of Cambridge -- University Lectureship in Exoplanetary Science

Job vacancy

The University of Cambridge invites applications for a lectureship in exoplanetary science to be appointed jointly by the Department of Earth Sciences and the Institute of Astronomy (IoA).

This is ...
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24/11/2016 - 16/12/2016

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology -- Researchers in land-use change and socio-ecological systems

Job vacancy

The Helmholtz Association is providing long-term investment for the establishment of a new Research Group on Land Use Change at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology's Campus Alpin (IMK-IFU) located in ... » more

24/11/2016 - 14/12/2016

Teagasc -- Permanent Research Officer - Agri-environmental Spatial Analyst

Job vacancy

Basic Function:
Develop agri-environmental spatial analysis and modelling within the Environment Soils and Land-Use department. He/she will be responsible for using spatial analysis and modelling to underpin the sustainability of Irish ...
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24/11/2016 - 31/01/2017

Lund University -- Senior University Lecturer in Geographic Information Science specialising in Geomatics

Job vacancy

The Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science seeks a senior lecturer whose principal duties will be to assist in the implementation and further development of education, research, and PhD ... » more

Upcoming Events

08/12/2016 - 08/12/2016

Urban Data Modelling and Visualisation (UDMV)

Workshop in Belgium

The objective of this workshop is to discuss the modelling and visualisation of the city at various temporal and spatial scales, and aims at sharing associated techniques, methods, uses and ... » more

08/12/2016 - 08/12/2016

Belgian Earth Observation Day 2016

Workshop in Belgium

The Belgian Earth Observation Day (BEODay) is an annual event where the results of research in the domain of Earth observation, mainly carried out within the framework of the STEREO ... » more

14/12/2016 - 14/12/2016

EUFAR Expert Workshop on Hyperspectral Imaging from UAVs – Applications in Precision Farming

Workshop in Italy

EUFAR together with VITO is organising an expert workshop on hyperspectral imaging from UAVs with applications in precision farming. Hosted by the University of Milano-Bicocca, this workshop will bring together ... » more


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