BEO is an interactive
trilingual (Dutch, French and English) tool to introduce remote
sensing. Developed by the Belgian science policy, it includes an
encyclopaedic part and software which allows you to get familiar
with a range of satellite image processing techniques.
Introducing Remote sensing
Basic principles of satellite remote
sensing (Data acquisition, image processing, GIS,
with many figures and animations.
Satellites and sensors and
Overview of the most important satellites
and sensors, with information about characteristics and distributors,
illustrated with satellite-specific images. Extra attention is paid
towards weather satellites.
About 20 applications in 8 different study
fields (Agriculture, Ecology and forestry, Humanitarian interventions,
Applied meteorology, Marine environment, Regional and city planning,
Environmental risks and Global monitoring) illustrate which information
can be derived from satellite data.
Initiatives of the Belgian federal government
in the field of remote sensing. An internet link towards the Telsat
Guide provides you with information about research institutes.
2. BEO Interactive
BEO Interactive is an image
processing software program in which you can manipulate satellite
images yourself, on an independent base or guided by the exercises
in BEO Basic and BEO Plus.
By the exercises in BEO
Basic you are guided through the basic principles of remote sensing
and you get acquainted with the different program functions.
The exercises in BEO Plus concern a geographical or environmental
theme, here you learn about the importance of satellite imagery
for a certain study field.
For more information, please
contact the Earth Observation