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).

Period of Report: September 2014

The main activities in this reporting period can be summarised as follows:

  • IPM2 held on the 26-Sep-2014
  • Version 1.0 of the Requirements Baseline Document is ready for review
  • Second ILSTE-WG Steering Committee telecon held on 15-Sep-2014
  • Delivery of level 2 LST SEVIRI-based product (generated by the LSA SAF) for 2007 and 2008 in the Harmonised Format
  • AATSR Level-2 full mission data in harmonised format ready including IST over sea-ice – delivery underway
  • ATSR-2 Level-2 and ATSR-2/AATSR Level-3 development well advanced
  • First match-ups between satellite LST from AATSR and in-situ LST in harmonised format for validation purposes