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: February 2017

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

  • Possibility of a joint UCM with the H2020 EUSTACE Project has been explored, and both project teams are very keen to make this work
  • D. Ghent invited to attend the next TOPC meeting in April to communicate the current status of progress on LST in the community
  • Development of GlobTemperature Metop-AVHRR product for all years in progress
  • Production of matched satellite - in situ data sets for a first test validation of Sentinel-3 LST data
  • Development of advanced angular correction method for Merged Product (GEO + LEO)
  • Development in progress for GlobTemperature S3 products (L2P, L3U and L3C) from S3 L1 data on S3MPC CTCP
  • Presentation of Phase-3 Schedule at Management meeting between ESA, UoL and ACRI-ST