ECOSTRESS LSE-LSTEuropean ECOSTRESS Hub (EEH):  Release of fast-track data access catalogue service

Data and products of NASA’s ECOSTRESS mission (ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station, for details see https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/ecostress) acquired over Europe and Africa are now available for downloading and further processing at the Food Security Thematic Exploitation Platform (TEP). The new data access is part of the European ECOSTRESS HUB (EEH), a project funded by ESA in support of the Copernicus Land Surface Temperature Monitoring (LSTM) High Priority Candidate Mission.

Within EEH, ECOSTRESS data is searchable for user defined area of interest and start/end dates. The current holdings include data spanning approximately one year of acquisition from August 9, 2018 until August 20, 2019 and cover seven products, level 1 (RAD, GEO), level 2 (LSTE and Cloud Mask), level 3 (ET) and level 4 (WUE, ESI). Additional data spanning the time period from August 2019 up today are currently being populated and will become available in the course of the next few weeks.

The EEH ECOSTRESS data repository was built to test and develop dedicated land surface temperature (LST) and evapotranspiration (ET) retrievals with user exchangeable algorithms and auxiliary data on a cloud platform in preparation of the LSTM mission. Within the EEH project, the Temperature Emissivity Separation (TES) algorithm and the Generalized Split Window (GSW) for LST and three different models (STIC, TSEB and SEBS) for ET will be implemented and made available through the Food Security TEP.

For more information on how to access ECOSTRESS data on the Food Security TEP, please contact ​ kaniska.mallick@list.lu, patrik.hitzelberger@list.lu or support@foodsecurity-tep.net  A description for registering to the platform can be found in the Food Security TEP First-time Users information.