BELAIR components

 BELAIR components

Data acquisition

The data acquisition covers in-situ, UAV, airborne (APEX) and satellite data (Landsat, Pléiades, ASTER, DMC…).


Data processing

In-situ data processing is performed by the ground teams.
Octocopter (operated by VITO) RGB image processing is performed by VITO. Other UAV images (thermal and multispectral) are processed by the respective operator.
APEX hyperspectral image processing up to level2 (i.e. georeferenced reflectance products) is performed at the Central Data Processing Center hosted by VITO.


Data archiving

After QA/QC control, the acquired data are archived at the Centrum voor Beeldverwerking (CVB) hosted by VITO.


Data distribution

Authorized users can access the acquired data through the CVB FTP server.



BELAIR supports the setup of Belgian BELAIR network research and education activities e.g. for MSc and PhD students at the involved universities & research institutes. The BELAIR2013 data sets should stimulate the BELAIR users to submit HORIZON2020, ESA and BELSPO proposals to further investigate relevant research topics, crystalized on the basis of BELAIR2013 preliminary findings. BELAIR strengthens the interaction within the Belgian Remote Sensing community and catalyzes the sharing of data and laboratory equipment.