The GOES-R 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 GOES-R Program is committed to user readiness. 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. Useful documents for user readiness include the User Readiness Plan and GOES-R, Preparing for Operations.