Imaging spectroscopy – (IS) is becoming a major remote
sensing technique, not only internationally spoken but also
in the frame of the Belgian technology and application developments.
Imaging spectroscopy makes it possible to measure spectral
information through the reflected solar spectrum, thus enabling
the support of several application fields.
In a joint effort to develop Imaging Spectroscopy
expertise, to foster the use of IS data in Belgian remote
sensing and to prepare the Belgian research community for
the advent of APEX (www.apex-esa.org),
VITO and the Belgian Science Policy Office have organized
since 2002, a yearly flight campaign with diverse airborne
hyperspectral imagers and imaging spectrometers.