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Satellite images show us the Earth in a different way. But what can those images teach us? How can we extract the information hidden within?
To address those questions, the Belgian government launched 30 years ago its first national research programme for Earth observation under the name TELSAT. A few pioneer scientists started studying how to use those images for some applications such as agriculture, forestry and urban mapping.
Today, remote sensing has become an indispensable tool for a large variety of applications in all sectors of society. Belgium has developed a vibrant remote sensing community, with an internationally acknowledged expertise in the field of satellite Earth observation.
TELSAT has become STEREO (Support to the Exploitation and Research in Earth Observation) which is now in its third phase. Together, Belgian researchers and STEREO programme managers are ready to tackle the challenges of the future.
The STEREO programme is managed by the Space Research and Applications Directorate of the Belgian Science Policy office (http://www.belspo.be) . If you want to know more about the STEREO programmes, please visit our website Belgian Earth Observation Platform http://eo.belspo.be and/or have a look at our STEREO II final publication on the EOEdu website http://eoedu.belspo.be/stereo.