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.