STEREO I Programme

Discover the projects financed by the Belgian Earth Observation Research Programme STEREO I

As a valuable source of information, satellite and airborne imagery is destined to an even greater use in the future. The national research programme for Earth observation STEREO I explored the following thematic fields:

  • Vegetation and agriculture
  • Cartography and land management
  • Study of coastal regions
  • Innovative technologies
  • Use of hyperspectral imagery

More than fifty projects were carried out by multidisciplinary teams in numerous domains, from pure theory to the most concrete applications.

Click and discover the projects financed by the Belgian Science Policy Office during the programme's 6 year lifespan.



Duration of the research: 2001-2006
Projects: 36


  • Maintaining and expanding the Belgian scientific expertise;
  • Development of operational products and services;
  • User support;
  • Valorisation and promotion of Belgian know-how.


The programme fitted within the framework of the overall Belgian research strategy for remote sensing which aims at:

  • Generalising use of satellite data as a source of information;
  • Contributing simultaneously to infrastructure, to data support and data use;
  • Introducing of remote sensing in operational services;
  • Grouping researchers into poles of expertise of international standing.
  • The poles of expertise to be developed within the programme are:
  • Local vegetation and associated parameters/agriculture;
  • Cartography and land management;
  • Study of coastal regions.

Projects list of the STEREO I programme