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: October 2015

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

  • Most of demands raised during the UCM#3 implemented in the test server – migration to the operational portal delayed and now planned by mid-November
  • Development of algorithms for GlobTemperature “value-added” MODIS product with uncertainty breakdown consistent with the ATSR approach now complete
    • Processing in progress with subsequent upload to Data Portal
  • Ongoing refinements being made to the SSMI/ I AMSR-E algorithms, with the objective of improving the retrieval performances
  • Final report for UCS#2 on evapo-transpiration has been circulated
  • Start of MTSAT single-sensor database production and debugging
  • Visit of DG to IPMA: review of validation and inter-comparison results, uncertainty budget computation, revision of methodologies