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: November 2014

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

  • Submission and authorisation of first End-of-Phase deliverables
  • Arrangements finalised for the joint NASA MEaSUREs – ILSTE-WG 2nd General Meeting on Wednesday 17th December in San Francisco; initial discussions on the dates for UCM #3
  • The data portal has been tested by few partners with most issues resolved – almost ready now to go live
  • The first three datasets (AATSR single-sensor, SEVIRI single-sensor, and SSM/I) are uploaded and being reviewed ready for the Data Portal going live
  • All UCS' report good progress with no unforeseen problems or delays
  • Progress on the bias correction for the Prototype Merged Product and modelling the directional effects of satellite LST
  • Processing of monthly 0.05° datafiles for the Prototype Climate Data Record in the harmonised format