The “typical Belgian weather” is characterized by a sequence of wet and dry spells, cold and warmer episodes, usually following each other in a sequel of a few days to a few weeks. This temperate and changeable weather is ideal to grow crops like wheat, vegetables and potatoes. But times are changing. Long periods of heat […]
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Spacewalk to install the Antwerp Space ARGO modem onto The International Space Station The advanced ARGO modem designed and developed by Antwerp Space will be shortly operational. “My team and I are really thrilled to see the result of several years of passionate work now being mounted on the outside of the Space Station for […]
VITO is proud to announce that ESA has granted a contract extension for the EO4I project (Earth Observation for Agro-Insurance). Next to VITO, the project team consists of Geoville with support of Agroinsurance.com and focuses on how remote sensing can help to tackle the challenges of agricultural insurance industry. Read the full story and the new project features here
A major Contract with ESA ranks SPACEBEL among the Key Players in a Promising Earth Observation Mission Already involved since 2018 in the Altius (Atmospheric Limb Tracker for the Investigation of the Upcoming Stratosphere) stratosphere observation mission at several levels, the software engineering company SPACEBEL is ending the year 2020 in style. The European Space […]
The application ‘How green is you municipality?’ has been updated with more recent satellite data and innovative image analytics. The online platform, released as a demonstrator via Terrascope in 2018, shows a basic classification of your municipality based on all satellite data captured by the Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellites in 2019. Discover how many km² of your municipality is […]
VRI Member Space Applications Services helps Covid-19 Medicament Development This weekend there has been a launch, by the ICE Cubes Service of Space Applications Services (Belgium), to Europe’s Columbus module at the International Space Station of an instrument to research remdesivir based treatment of COVID-19. As you may recall the end-to-end ICE Cubes system and […]
This prize is rewarded each year by the Flanders Investment & Trade to Flanders-based firms with exceptional achievements in terms of export and international business. To receive this award does not only confirm that advanced knowledge and extensive specialization can make a difference in a competitive international context, it is also an acknowledgment for the […]
Multi-national sugar beet seed company SESVanderHave is breaking into remote sensing to improve their selection programmes. By monitoring its trial fields for crop breeding with drones and analysing the data via the MAPEO platform, the company’s ‘phenotyping’ is now better and more efficient. This cooperative and innovative approach will not only strengthen their position in a highly competitive market, but will […]
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