The GOES-R Program is committed to providing extensive training for the operational and educational communities that will address both the end users’ and developers’ needs, bridging the gap between research and operations. Training will focus on the quantitative and qualitative use of GOES-R data and products, methods for interpreting GOES-R data, new features, capabilities and algorithms, and a better understanding of atmospheric sciences and mesoscale meteorology in preparation for the future GOES-R Series satellites.
GOES-R training is developed and provided by a number of partners across the weather enterprise through the GOES-R Proving Ground, e-learning training modules, seminars, weather event simulations, and special case studies.
The GOES-R Program has also implemented the position of “satellite liaison” to prepare forecasters for the data that will be available with GOES-R and to ease the transition to operations. Satellite liaisons are stationed at most of the National Centers and the NWS Training Center. Satellite liaisons are tasked with running the various GOES-R demonstrations within these testbed locations. They are essentially research-to-operations liaisons, improving upon training from the product developers to present to testbed participants, and providing participant feedback to the developers for further improvement.
Also, in an effort to promote more frequent communication with the user community about GOES-R science and demonstration activities, the GOES-R Program provides semi-monthly virtual science seminars. The seminars allow scientists to highlight their recent work to the rest of the community.
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