National Research Programme on Remote Sensing by Satellite 2 (TELSAT 2)

Description National Research Programme on Remote Sensing by Satellite
  • to widen the scope of research to new applications and new sensors (ERS-1);
  • to consolidate the position of the Belgian research at international level;
  • to develop operational applications for the public sector;
  • to establish links between researchers and potential users
Start-End 31/12/1989 -  31/12/1993
Organisation Belspo - Space Research and Applications Division
Budget (€)
Projects - - Cartography of lowland valleys in Africa via remote sensing
- - Identification of flooded areas with ERS-1 SAR imagery (Walloon Region)
- - Demographic estimates via remote sensing for a pollution impact study in Morocco
- - Study of Wilderness areas in and around national parks of north Botswana
- - Monitoring the wintering biotopes of birds in the Flemish Polders
- - Sea bottom topography mapping of the Belgian continental shelf
- - The agricultural inventory of Belgium in 1992
- - Agrohydrology and remote sensing
- - Remote sensing and land information systems
- - Agricultural production and plant pathology
- - Forest classification, weed biomass production and phytosanitary conditions of forests
- - Methodological development of cartographic applications
- - Urban growth
- - Landscape typology
- - Analysis of agro-pastoral systems in regions suffering from environmental degradation
- - Cities and urban regions in developing countries
- - Processes of desertification : soil dynamics and geomorphology
- - Processes of desertification : types of vegetation and their evolution
- - Lithologic and mineral identification
- - Software development for image-processing
- - Development of a spectrometer
- - Microwaves and soil moisture
- - Crop inventory and land use / microwave approach
- - Monitoring of the actual evapo-transpiration, estimated by satellite imagery
- - Correlation between meteomarine data and beach sediments dynamics: contribution of the teledetection (ERS1)
- - Evaluation of the potential contribution of SAR imagery to forestry applications and of its complementarity with optical satellite imagery in Costa Rica
- - Agricultural land inventory in Africa: comparison of 4 different survey methods
- - Cartography of geological structures via RS (Walloon test sites)
- - Paleogeographic map of Malian Sahara on basis of NOAA satellite imagery