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VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research) is a leading European independent research and technology organisation where research, innovation and sustainability are key essentials. VITO’s main goal is to execute innovative research and provide a comprehensive range of scientific services in order to stimulate sustainable development.

VITO offers objective research, professional advice and various operational services in multiple areas including Land Use – Remote Sensing, extremely important in the quickly evolving and changing society that we live in today as we can see how much pressure our planet has to endure nowadays. Thanks to remote sensing we can answer questions such as ‘How can we ensure affordable prices for our food’ or ‘How do we handle the raw materials shortage?’

From quality images to end-user products

With approximately 90 employees, VITO’s Remote Sensing department is constantly developing state-of-the-art multi- and hyperspectral earth observation system and improving its scientific support to enable end-users to collect, access and use reliable geo-information, hereby supporting sustainable land management.

The department is active in multiple remote sensing activities such as developing new remote sensing systems, sensors and platform, processing and distribution of multiple spaceborne/airborne data products and also designing several local, hyperspectral and global applications for end-users worldwide and this in several areas of expertise such as Environment, Agriculture, Food Security, Water Quality, Security, …

VITO Remote Sensing for the benefit of sustainable land use

VITO’s Remote Sensing Department has gained regional, national and international recognition in several remote sensing topics such as:

  • daily global monitoring,
  • user and system requirements,
  • instrument conceptual design,
  • system performance modelling,
  • radiometric and geometric calibration/validation,
  • image processing,
  • EO application development and services,
  • high resolution imaging spectroscopy
  • development of new high technological instruments, platforms and missions on the base of user requirements.

VITO Remote Sensing supplies innovative and high-quality solutions, whereby large and small companies can gain a competitive advantage, and advises industry and governments on determining their policy for the future.

For more information, please visit our website

Head Office Location Belgium
Address Boeretang 200, 2400 Mol
Telephone +32 14 33 55 11
Main area of activities
  • Consultancy (studies / analyses which are not VA services and other support activities)
  • Downstream / GIS services (main business not in EO but using satellite data)
  • Hardware/software
  • Value adding services (company uses satellite data to generate products)
Name Cools, June
Position title Communication Assistant
Telephone +32 14 33 52 03
LinkedIn profile
EOservice Description Service Type Market

The standard VEGETATION products are: VGT-P products (physical values) VGT-S1 products (daily MVC

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Detect & monitor land movement, uplift, subsidence, heave. Measure land use statistics Assess changes to urban and rural areas
  • Oil and gas
  • Insurance and Finance
  • Construction
  • Real-estate management
  • Enviroment, Pollution and Climate
  • Local and regional planners
  • Minerals and Mining
  • Transport
  • Utilities
Supporting agricultural and food security decisions

Crop damage, food security, crop monitoring … research institutes, agricultural ministries and in…

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Assess environmental impact of farming Assessing crop damage due to storms Monitor crop disease and stress Assess crop acreage and yield harvest Assess crop acreage and yield. Harvest Monitor specific crops types Forecast crop yields Detect and monitor arid areas Detect illegal or undesired crops Monitor water use on crops and horticulture Measure land use statistics
  • Agriculture
  • Enviroment, Pollution and Climate
  • Emergency Services