The hyperspectral satellite mission PRISMA (http://www.prisma-i.it/index.php/en/), funded by the Italian Space Agency, ASI, has the potential to provide interesting data for the ocean colour community, despite the fact that it was not developed as an ‘aquatic’ mission. The imaging spectrometer takes images with a pixel size of 30 m in a continuum of spectral bands ranging from 400 to 2500 nm. With a repeat orbital cycle of approximately 29 days, the PRISMA system is capable of acquiring images distant 1000 km in a single pass so that the relook time can be significantly reduced to less than one week.
The PRISMA system provides the capability to acquire, downlink and archive images over the primary area of interest (180°W – 180°E and 70°S – 70°N). Access to PRISMA data (both archived as well as new acquisitions) is open to users via the registration link: https://prismauserregistration.asi.it/. After registration, the PRISMA documentation (e.g., PRISMA Product Specifications) will also be available in the same portal as data search and download (https://prisma.asi.it).