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: July-August 2016

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

  • Technical Specifications V2.0 (DEL-6) submitted to ESA
  • DEL-21 and DEL-25: submitted to ESA
  • DG and JR developed a Validation and Intercomparison Strategy and Implementation Plan for DEL-12 and DEL-13 V2.2 and Phase-3, which has been delivered to ESA
  • Production and analysis of satellite vs. satellite simultaneous nadir overpasses (SNOs) on local (tiles), regional and continental scales
  • Producing of multiple years of satellite extractions for all products currently on the Data Portal and subsequent matching and validating
  • UCS#4 report prepared by University of Copenhagen and reviewed
  • UCS#5 report prepared by Met Office and reviewed
  • Opening a twitter account: @Globtemperature