The field of imaging spectroscopy has reached in terms of knowhow and technology a high level of maturity, which makes its observations accessible and useful for a larger research and user community. The Hyper-Swiss-Net will develop a range of Earth observation (EO) applications
drawing from the scientific expertise of the project consortium as well as considering the requirements of the respective user community. The implementation of the different EO products will be based on dedicated flight experiments with the airborne imaging spectrometer APEX and
will directly build on the operational capabilities of the APEX processing and archiving facility(PAF).