User Readiness Overview

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The GOES-R Series 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 series. Users are defined as the individuals, companies, and institutions that will use the GOES-R Level 1b (L1b), Level 2, and higher-level (L2+) products to perform their meteorological functions.

Preparing users for the advanced capabilities of GOES-R is essential to the success of the mission.

The program is working toward day-one readiness, maximum utilization of GOES-R products, and an effective transition to operations. 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, training, scientific and user conferences, and other communication and outreach efforts.

What's New
There will be a change to the GRB simulator software packet in early 2016. Previous or current borrowers of GRB simulators may need to adjust their GRB receiving software to handle the processing of smaller packet sizes. Info
 
Community Satellite Processing Package (CSPP) for Geostationary Data, GRB Prototype software is now available. This is the initial release of software that will allow direct broadcast users to process GOES Rebroadcast (GRB) data received on their antennas from the GOES-R satellite.
 
A news series of fact sheets detailing each of the Advanced Baseline Imager’s 16 channels is now under development. Visit the ABI Bands Quick Information Guides page for the latest fact sheets.
 
GOES Rebroadcast (GRB) Simulator FAQs.
Updated September 10, 2015