Harmonization of multi-mission high resolution time series: application to BELAIR

Financed by: BELSPO (Belgian Federal Science of Policy Office) nell’ambito del programma StereoIII (Contratto SR/00/356)
Period: December 2017 – October 2020

Earth Observation

34 months

€ 262.942,00


On going


There is a clear tendency in the use of higher spatial resolution satellite sensor both for land [1] and water applications. Due to the low revisit time of these sensors and the frequent cloud coverage, many applications require data from different missions to be combined in order to have more frequent observations. This joint use of data from different sensors raise some clear concerns about data consistency. A concern which has also been raised in the BELHARMONY project.


The BELHARMONY project responds to the need of the Belgian and international EO community to have improved consistency in time series generated on the basis of a constellation of medium to high resolution satellite sensors.

The  Belgian remote sensing community will directly benefit from BELHARMONY as the project will make  harmonized multi-mission high resolution time series over the BELAIR sites available to the BELAIR community.

In order to ensure the uptake of the BELHARMONY results by the space agencies and/or data providers and by the broader user community the results will be presented at mission quality working groups, validation team meetings, the CEOS WGCV IVOS meeting and international conferences


The overall objective of the BELHARMONY project is to assess and improve the consistency and the harmonization of multi-sensor high resolution time series generated on the basis of the following sensors:  Deimos-1, Sentinel-2, Landsat-8 and PROBA-V.


  • Flemish Institute for Technological Research NV (Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek – VITO) – COORDINATOR
  • University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel – VUB) – PROMOTOR
Cristiana Bassani

Cristiana Bassani

Scientific Coordinator

email: cristiana.bassani@@@iia.cnr.it

Gruppo di lavoro

Alessandra Fino

email: alessandra.fino@@@iia.cnr.it