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: April 2016

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

  • Organization of UCM#4 in Lisbon next June is progressing well:
    • Abstracts now being received and logistics being arranged
  • Very successful EGU 2016 EarthTemp Session convened by DG and other members of ILSTE
  • TOPC have recommended LST as an ECV:
    • ILSTE delivered LST requirements and slides which were presented to the TOPC panel
  • Implementation of new functions into the operational portal
  • Delivery of 3 years of AMSR-E LST
  • Merged GEO Product delivered
  • Merged LEO and Merged GEO+LEO processing complete, being delivered to Data Portal
  • Final processing of ATSR CDR