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: January 2015

  • Opening of registration for UCM#3 and first announcement made
    • Set-up of a dedicated website at: to collect registration and abstracts
  • AATSR Level-3 data has been uploaded to the FTP server and is in the process of being added to the Data Portal
  • The L4 LST global Merged GEO Product Prototype at UTC times for period 2011 has been uploaded to the GlobTemperature ftp server
  • The L4 LST global Merged LEO Product Prototype at 4 local times daily for the period 2011 has been uploaded to the GlobTemperature ftp server
  • A L4 LST global Merged GEO+LEO Product Prototype for period 2011 has been produced from the Merged GEO + an “internal” Merged LEO at UTC times has been uploaded to the GlobTemperature ftp server
  • The Prototype ATSR Climate Data Record (CDR) has been produced and has been uploaded to the GlobTemperature ftp server