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 2016

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

  • All but one Phase-2 document deliverables accepted by ESA (White Paper to be submitted shortly)
  • Production and analysis of satellite vs. satellite simultaneous nadir overpasses (SNOs) on local (tiles), regional and continental scales
  • Production of multiple years of satellite extractions for all products currently on the Data Portal plus operational MODIS and subsequent matching and validating
  • Merged product: finishing re-coding for projection and process improvement