Better and more accessible remote sensing data

The VITO Remote Sensing geomatics team translates new scientific insights into operational code, so you can enjoy state-of-the-art processing workflows and web services.

With two distinct sets of services, we ensure that scientific innovation results in remote sensing information that is better, more complete and more accessible.

  • big data processing
    our algorithms create a comprehensive information product that you can rely on to guide your scientific endeavors
  • data infrastructure services
    easy access to raw data and derived information while virtual laboratories lay the R&D groundwork for future innovations


Camera radiometric and spectral calibration, photogrammetry, atmospheric correction, seamless mosaic generation – they’re just some of the things that keep our minds busy.

Monitoring the surface and atmosphere of our earth generates enormous amounts of data. To cope with this growing information stream, you need to have your data stored, archived, processed and hosted.

Applications and Data Products & Services Used

  • agriculture
  • Urban and Infrastructure Management
  • Vegetation
  • Water and coastal management

Achieving global food security has been high on the political agenda for years. It was included in the first of eight UN Millennium Development Goals “to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger”.
This requires global, independent, timely and qualitative information and monitoring.

Roads, bridges, tunnels, waterways, ditch systems, dikes, sluices, coastal dunes, sewer systems, buildings, power lines, wind turbines, PV installations… In order to keep the engine of economic activities running smoothly, maintenance is critical.
Infrastructure maintenance requires recurrent inspection. Remote sensing is ideal for this task without stopping traffic.

How much pressure does our planet endure and how can we minimize it? Land is an essential natural resource - for humanity and all terrestrial ecosystems. But while resources are strictly finite, human demands are not. Today, this leads to events such as deforestation, drought and the loss of wildlife . Both public and private organizations play a crucial role in the preservation of our ecosystems, where understanding is the first step.

The effects of pollution, erosion and climate change on coastal areas are closely gauged and monitored. The related water management, flood risk assessment and different aspects of coastal management rely on measurements and modelling practices that are often faced with complicated accessibility issues.