To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the
system, the STEREO team and the Laboratoire de Géomatique
of the UCL have collaborated to design a series of 7 posters covering
the whole Earth, with the exception of the poles.
The global poster and the 6 posters of the
continents are derived from daily data collected from 1998 to 2008
by the VEGETATION instrument onboard the satellite SPOT-4 and SPOT-5.
The images were processed to highlight at best the diversity of
the areas. The bathymetry and the polar regions are in turn derived
from the NASA project Blue
Marble next generation.
Regarding the continents, the boundaries are
very lightly drawn, the capitals are represented by a black square
and the most densely populated cities with a black circle (the minimum
number of people depends on the continent: 0.1 million inhabitants
for Oceania, 1 million for Europe, 1.5 million for North America,
2 million for South America, 3 million for Africa and 5 million
For each continent some of the main processes
experienced in the last 10 years are underlined through 5 very visual
insets which invite you to do a more thourough study of the subjects
via this website.
If you are interested by one or the serie of
the posters, you can get them freely at
Planétarium de l'Observatoire royal de Belgique
10, avenue de Bouchout
+32 (0)2 474 70 66 or +32 (0)475 730 482
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
or you can contact:
EODesk - Belgian
Science Policy Office
Rue de la Science 8 Wetenschapstraat
d'Environnemétrie et de Géomatique
Université Catholique de Louvain
processing and archiving centre
Eric Gontier - June Cools
+32 (0)14 33 68 07
The Geography teachers can contact
(Fédération des Professeurs de Géographie de
(Vereniging Leraren Aardrijkskunde)