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 2014

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

  • DEL-06 Technical Specification delivered and accepted
  • Harmonised format detailed following review by members of the core team and User Case Study partners
  • Successful 2 nd User Consultation Meeting (UCM#2) at KIT, Karlsruhe (63 participants)
  • 1 st Full Meeting of the International LST & Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE-WG)
  • A first version of software to generate in-situ LST from SURFRAD measurements in the harmonised GlobTemperature format
  • GlobTemperature Benchmark Database (GT_BDB) constructed at ULeic to analyse the retrieval algorithms


Period of Report: May 2014

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

  • Preparation and management of Progress Meeting #1, held at ULeic on the 22nd of May
  • DEL-06 Technical Specification about to be submitted
  • Encouraging number of registrations for UCM #2; abstracts reviewed and programme finalised
  • First meeting of the International LST & E Working Group (ILSTE-WG) Steering Committee (6th June)
  • Feedback on harmonised format from consortium including key users – proposed format in Technical Specifications
  • First mock-up of the data portal presented during PM-1
  • GlobTemperature Benchmark Database (GT_BDB) under construction


Period of report: April 2014

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

  • Consolidation of technical requirements in progress
  • GlobTemperature presentations at EGU2014
  • Preparations for the UCM #2
  • Invitations sent out for membership of the International LST & E Working Group (ILSTE-WG)
  • First internal release of the Data Portal
  • Processing of AATSR data in the harmonised format that will be released soon on the data portal

Period of report: March 2014

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

  • Issue of the 1 st GlobTemperature Newsletter
  • Activation of the UK CEMS GlobTemperature 20 Tb Development Workspace
  • GlobTemperature harmonised format agreed at IPM-1 consistent with User Requirements
  • ULeic AATSR dataset (UOL_LST_2P) now operational on CEDA archive
  • ULeic ATSR-2 dataset processed on UK CEMS with validation under way
  • First SURFRAD validation data now available to GlobTemperature as ASCII files  

Period of report: February 2014

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

  • IPM-1 took place on 26 th February 2014
  • Analysis and documentation of results from the 80 respondents of the user requirements online survey into version 0 of the Requirements Baseline Document;
  • Opening of the 2 nd User Consultation Meeting registration site;
  • Opening of the GlobTemperature Website, with users logins for project staff;
  • First draft of proposed netCDF harmonised format for satellite datasets and matchup database;
  • Preparation of first GlobTemperature Newsletter.