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NOAA Training Resources

NOAA has a well-established training program that will support GOES-R user readiness:

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Warning Decision Training Branch (WDTB)

The Warning Decision Training Branch (WDTB) develops and delivers training on the integrated elements of the warning process involving a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Weather Service (NWS) forecast office and its partners. WDTB instructors develop and deliver a variety of in-residence, teletraining, and on-line asynchronous training content to meet this mission.

Forecast Decision Training Branch (FDTB)

The Forecast Decision Training Branch (FDTB) of the NWS Training Division develops and delivers training on the integrated elements of the forecast and warning process within NWS forecast offices, national centers, CWSUs and river forecast centers. FDTB instructors develop and deliver a variety of on-line asynchronous training, virtual courses, teletraining, and simulations to meet this mission.

Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services (OCWWS) Training Division

The Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services (OCWWS) Training Division ensures that NWS staff receive the training required to attain/maintain proficiency in providing accurate and timely forecasts and warnings to the public.

NWS Training Center (NWSTC)

The NWS Training Center (NWSTC) provides training to NOAA / NWS employees in the areas of management, meteorology, hydrology, equipment maintenance, systems support, and related activities. Under the NWSTC, a new Operations Proving Ground in Kansas City, MO has been established and will be the main focus of obtaining and creating new training on GOES-R products for National Weather Service (NWS) forecasters and other NOAA users.