Virtual Border-crossing Earth Observation Day 2020

24 November 2020

24 November 2020

1000 Brussels

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BEODay this year will be unusual. For the first time in our nearly 20 year history, we will have a virtual event.

And yes, while this means no scenic location and no networking over lunch, there is a big upside as well.

The virtual format will allow us to expand our audience. This year the B in BEODay stands for Border-crossing. We have partnered up with the Netherlands Space Office (NSO), for a compact but interesting programme.

Scientists from both Belgium and the Netherlands will be able to participate and learn more about one another’s research and research programmes.

The Belgian Earth observation research programme STEREO allows the participation of international teams on the basis of cost sharing. Several researchers from the Netherlands are involved in its projects.

Find out more about the programme by clicking the button above.




Global 100 m Land Cover map 2019 based on PROBA-V data and generated as part of the Copernicus Global Land service





Conference Opening
Earth observation within BELSPO

Pierre Coquay, Director a.i. Space Research and Applications, BELSPO

Keynote speeches
Earth observation research: collaboration as a strategy

Harm van de Wetering, NSO director

The FAO WaPOR database: remote sensing for water productivity

Chris Mannaerts, Universiteit Twente ITC

First session: Vegetation monitoring
RIREMO: Very High Resolution Remote Sensing as an operational tool for the management of riparian area in Wallonia

Adrien Michez (ULiège)

GARMON: The Garden Monitor

Ben Somers (KULeuven) and Jo Van Valckenborgh (Informatie Vaanderen)

3D-FOREST: Upscaling forest biomass and structure to larger areas by combining terrestrial and UAV liDAR data - A case study from a tropical Savannah site in Australia

Sruthi Krishna Moorthy Parvathi (UGent) and Harm Bartholomeus (WUR)

Coffee break
Second session: EO for agriculture
BELCAM platform to serve unique EO-derived agriculture information

Pierre Defourny (UCLouvain)

UAVSOIL: UAV borne spectrometers for high resolution soil and crop monitoring

Dimitri Goffart (CRA-W) and Bas van Wesemael (UCLouvain)

Third session: Methodological projects
Towards harmonization of multi-sensor time series: the BELHARMONY approach

Sindy Sterckx (VITO)

GEOMIX: Geometric methods for non-linear spectral unmixing

Paul Scheunders (UA)

Fourth session: From the tropics to the snow-capped mountains
MODUS: A multi-sensor approach to unravel natural and anthropogenic controls on landslides dynamics in the tropics

Antoine Dille (Africamuseum)

SNOPOST: Estimating snow water resources from satellite observations, NASA SnowEx aircraft and ground observations, and land surface modelling

Hans Lievens (KULeuven)

The STEREO III programme and IGARSS 2021: News
Closure of the Workshop


VIRTUAL EVENT - 1000 Brussels - Belgium

This event was virtual.