[BELSPO] BELSPO Research programme for Earth Observation STEREO IV – Thematic network projects call 2023

STEREO IV aims to build an autonomous Belgian Earth observation expertise of international level as a contribution to the knowledge economy.


The thematic research priorities are as follows:

1. Impact of climate change on terrestrial and marine environments

2. Advanced Monitoring and Assessment of Hazards (including pandemics)

3. Monitoring environment for improved environmental health and biodiversity

4. Geo-information for Sustainable and Green Cities


Thematic network projects:

-        Large multi- and interdisciplinary projects lasting 4-5 years

-        Fundamental and/or application-oriented innovative research

-        Partnership composed of 2-4 Belgian research teams and 1 (or 2) foreign team(s)

-        Coordinating team must have some experience in Earth Observation

-        Applicants must make sure that there is no overlap with grants from other regional/national/European programs.

-        These projects are a framework for doctoral theses.


Available budget: 8.000.000 euro



Expression of interest: 31 March 2023 at 4 PM

Full proposal: 9 June 2023 at 4 PM


The expression of interest must be filled in online:



 More information can be find on the website:




Please contract vlaams-federaal@ugent.be for a financial check before submission.

16 februari 2023 12:03