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NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System's Proving Ground and Risk Reduction Program Bringing New Capabilities to Operations!

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Monday, 5 January 2015: 4:00 PM
230 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Bill Sjoberg, NESDIS/JPSS, Lanham, MD; and M. Goldberg

This presentation will focus on the NOAA Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Program's Proving Ground and Risk Reduction (PGRR) initiative and how it has prepared NOAA users to effectively utilize new polar-orbiting capabilities. The PGRR Program was established in 2012, following the launch of the Suomi National Polar Partnership (SNPP) satellite. Over 40 projects have been funded since the PGRR Program was established. Details about how these projects have been continually tailored through the years to meet user requirements, will be highlighted. The presenter will focus on the procedures established to facilitate PGRR project teams work with their users to evaluate these new capabilities in their operational environments and, those procedures established to transition these capabilities into operations. Material on a new PGRR Call-for-Proposals that will be completed in late-Summer 2014 will be discussed.