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 2015

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

  • Submission and acceptance of the 3rd GlobTemperature Newsletter
  • 1-page proposed ECV LST Definition sent to G. Schaepmann-Strub (liaison to the GCOS committee) following feedback received from the ILSTE-WG during and after the Steering Committee Telecon
  • Most of demands raised during the UCM#3 implemented in the test server – migration to the operational portal planned by mid-October
  • GlobTemperature “value-added” MODIS product with uncertainty breakdown consistent with the ATSR approach in advanced development
  • Performed satellite-satellite intercomparisons between AATSR LST and SEVIRI LST over GBB station.
  • Setting up the process chain for the production of MTSAT and GOES single-sensor databases according to the deliverable specifications.