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Overview of the project

The AHSPECT initiative is aimed at collecting hyperspectral airborne measurements over agro-forestry areas of southwestern France for assessing the agricultural health, physiology and satellite products validation. The project is supported by EUFAR’s transnational access programme, which facilitates and funds access to the NERC ARSF aircraft - Dornier DO228, mounted with the hyperspectral camera FENIX for visible and infrared range and the hyperspectral camera OWL for thermal infrared. A LiDAR instrument is also set up on board the aircraft. Spatial resolutions for sensors vary between 0.4 and 1.5 m, owing to low altitude flight (~1.2 km).