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: November 2016

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

  • White Paper on Satellite LST (DEL-28) being finalised
  • Intercomparison V2.2 progress:
    • Analysis and interpretation of the new matched satellite - satellite GT data files (GTATS, MOD11, MYD11, MOGSV and MYGSV vs SEVIRI, GOES) over different regions (West Africa, Southern Great Plains, Iberian Peninsula, Namibia) underpinned by high-quality in situ observations.
    • Analysis and interpretation of the satellite vs. satellites matchups over 3-years at continental / regional scales including polar matchups between LEOs
    • Generation and analysis of IR vs. MW matchups over Africa and Australia
  • Infrastructure being developed to process SLSTR L1 data on S3MPC CTCP into GlobTemperature products (L2P and L3U)