Thursday, 26 January 2012: 11:30 AM
NESDIS Satellite Products From Research to Operations
Room 242 (New Orleans Convention Center )
The National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) provides timely access to satellite data for a variety of domestic and international users. Over the last decade, NESDIS has successfully transitioned key capabilities from research to operations through the Satellite Products and Services Review Board (SPSRB) process and through established geostationary and polar-orbiting satellite acquisition programs. The SPSRB is a structured process providing operational users of satellite data a means to satisfy data requirements. Product development efforts that transition to operations include continuity products for replacement satellites, new and enhanced capabilities from existing satellite systems, and new products from new satellite systems. This paper will focus on the examples of product development efforts that have successfully transitioned from research to operations and will highlight some products that are currently in the transition process.