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User Community Overview
The GOES-R Program is committed to ensuring that the user community is prepared for the new types of satellite imagery and data that will be available from the GOES-R satellite. The intended outcomes of the user readiness plan are day one readiness, maximum utilization of GOES-R products, and an effective transition to operations. GOES-R is engaging users early in the process through Proving Ground and NOAA Test Bed activities, simulated data sets, scientific and user conferences, and other communication and outreach efforts.

The diversity of the GOES-R user community is reflected in the wide variety and applications of GOES-R data and products. Larger, institutional users can exploit the increases in spectral, temporal, and spatial resolution and assimilate radiances for use in prediction models, increasing the timeliness and accuracy of forecast products. GOES-R data will be used in real time for critical life and property forecasting and warning applications primarily by the National Weather Service, where these users will be able to monitor the rapid development and interaction of severe storms. Other smaller public and private sector users will be able to obtain GOES-R data through their own Earth stations, or through terrestrial network distribution.
image:  CIMSS Building
Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Academic Community

The academic community is also an important user of GOES-R data, for informational, educational, and research purposes. Some specific academic institutions collaborate with NOAA/NESDIS sponsored research entities and are engaged in the development and creation of derived GOES-R satellite products.
User Community
  National Weather Service (NWS)
  Weather Forecast Offices (WFO)
  River Forecast Centers (RFC)
  National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP):
    -   Environmental Modeling Center (EMC)
    -   Ocean Prediction Center (OPC)
    -   National Hurricane Center (NHC)
    -   Aviation Weather Center (AWC)
    -   Storm Prediction Center (SPC)
    -   Climate Prediction Center (CPC)
    -   Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC)
    -   NCEP Central Operations (NCO)
  Department of Defense (DoD)
  Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA)
  Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC)
  Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO)
  Naval Maritime Forecast Center/Joint Typhoon Warning Center (NMFC/JTWC)
  Other NOAA Users
  National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS)
  National Marine and Fisheries Service (NMFS)
  National Ocean Service (NOS)
  Office of Atmospheric Research (OAR)
  International Users
  Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG), Indonesia
  Bahamas Department of Meteorology
  Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH)
  Centro de Sensores Remotos, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina
  China Meteorological Administration (CMA)
  Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS), France
  Comision Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE), Argentina
  Dirección Meteorológica de Chile
  Environment Canada
  European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT)
  Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
  Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), Brazil
  Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
  Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
  Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA)
  National Meteorological Institute (IMN), Costa Rica
  Servicio Meteorológico Nacional, Argentina
  Servicio Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología, Peru
  World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
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