The PRISMA (PRecursore IperSpettrale della Missione Applicativa) is an EO system combining a hyperspectral sensor with a panchromatic medium-resolution camera. The mission, fully supported by the Italian Space Agency (ASI), is devoted to Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Research to answer to the users increasing demand of accurate quantitative information about the Earth system.

As an advanced hyperspectral sensing mission, PRISMA can resolve and detect biophysical and bio-geochemical parameters. ASI has supported the setup of large research projects.

Five research projects have been selected and among them has been chosen the project titled "Development of algorithms and products for agriculture and land monitoring applications for supporting the PRISMA mission" (SAP4PRISMA).