The Proving Ground brings together NOAA and its partners to bridge the gap between research and operations and provide a rich source of information contributing to user education and training on GOES-R applications through:
Utilizing current systems (satellite, terrestrial, or model/synthetic) to emulate various aspects of future GOES-R capabilities
Infusing GOES-R products and techniques into the NWS operational environment, with emphasis on the Advanced Weather Information Processing System (AWIPS) and transitioning from AWIPS-I ("AWIPS Legacy") to AWIPS-II ("AWIPS Migration")
Engaging in a two-way dialogue to provide feedback to the developers from the users
The following map illustrates the Formal GOES-R Proving Ground Partners including Product Development Partners (denoted by a star, ) and Evaluation Partners (denoted by a square, ). The Formal Partners map has been updated with new criteria:
Formal Product Development Partners are GOES-R supported algorithm developers.
A location is considered a Formal Evaluation Partner if:
The office is included in a GOES-R Proving Ground Demonstration Plan, or
The office has a current signed GOES-R Proving Ground WFO Evaluation Partner and Provider Agreement through the GOES-R Point of Contact for the evaluation (usually a Satellite Liaison) and the GOES-R Proving Ground Coordinator.
The map will be updated quarterly (June, September, December, and March) to reflect the latest partner agreements.