an ESA DUE initiative


ESA Privacy Notice

Further to the GDPR applicable since the 25th of May 2018, ESA has published theire privacy notice:

[...] Protection of Personal Data is of great importance for ESA, which strives to ensure a high level of protection as required by the ESA Framework on Personal Data Protection (herein the “ESA PDP Framework”) which applies in this field. ESA implements appropriate measures to preserve the rights of data subjects, to ensure the processing of personal data for specified and legitimate purposes, in a not excessive manner, as necessary for the purposes for which the personal data were collected or for which they are further processed, in conditions protecting confidentiality, integrity and safety of personal data and generally to implement the principles set forth in the PDP Framework. [...]

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International LST and Emissivity Group

The International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE-WG) aims to provide advice and recommendations to the wider scientific and user communities on the best practices for retrieval, validation and exploitation of Land Surface Temperature (LST), Ice Surface Temperature (IST), Lake Surface Water Temperature (LSWT), and Land Surface Emissivity (LSE).

Meeting Synopsis:
The aim of the 2nd consultation meeting, organised by John Remedios and Darren Ghent, was to provide a forum for the satellite Land, Ice and Lake Surface Temperature (LST / IST / LSWT) communities to share experiences and review developments in satellite retrievals and data sets; with participants delivering high quality oral / poster presentations on the development, validation, and exploitation of surface temperature and surface emissivity products. The meeting helped users to identify requirements for new data sets, to develop collaborations with the data providers and to identify the key uses of satellite surface temperature data.

The meeting successfully helped to foster the international development of strategies to support the satellite land surface temperature data providers and user communities for the long term. This included the consolidation of current User Requirements, the exploration of validation approaches, and the communication of the broadening range of land surface temperature applications. It concluded with the first full open meeting of the International LST and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE-WG).

The meeting followed the 3rd EarthTemp Network Workshop on Delivering And Exploiting Surface Temperature Observations For Africa at the same location. Information on the EarthTemp Network Workshop can be found at

All slides are available here.