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: June 2017

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

  • Joint UCM with the H2020 EUSTACE Project in November 2017 at Lisbon:
    • Second announcement circulated to user community
    • Registration site now open
  • Validation of datasets
    • Further analysis of the in situ validation results over the SURFRAD and KIT stations
    • Starting to produce extractions for Phase-3 datasets at all Validation Stations
    • Starting to produce satellite vs. satellite matchups for Phase-3 datasets
  • Cloud Clearing Round Robin
    • Report completed and undergoing internal review
    • Work begun on material for the paper associated with CCRR data
  • Tests done prior to the Merged Product NRT demonstration