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 shows the four GOES-R providers (denoted by a colored star) and their GOES-R Proving Ground Evaluation Partners. These locations (denoted by a square box) are consumers who have Operations Plans for evaluating GOES-R products using the Algorithm Working Group’s approved product algorithms.
The second map shows the four GOES-R providers (denoted by a colored star) and their GOES-R Product Development Partners (denoted by a colored square box). The colors of the consumer locations correlate with the color of their provider. These consumers have collaborative agreements with one or more providers to use products similar to what may be provided by GOES-R.
Partners in Severe Weather Forecasting