Societal Benefits and Economic Value of the GOES-R Series Satellites

- Indicates paper has been withdrawn from meeting
- Indicates an Award Winner
Monday, 5 January 2015: 4:45 PM
231ABC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Steven J. Goodman, NOAA/NESDIS/GOES-R Program Office, Greenbelt, MD

NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) are a mainstay of weather forecasts and environmental monitoring in the United States. Their images are seen daily on television weather forecasts and are available in real-time from many weather related Web sites. The next generation of GOES satellites, known as the GOES-R Series, will usher in a new era in geostationary environmental satellites. The GOES-R satellites will provide continuous imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth's Western Hemisphere and space weather monitoring to provide critical atmospheric, hydrologic, oceanic, climatic, solar, and space data.

The information provided by the GOES-R satellites will be used daily by emergency managers as well as an increasing number of decision makers in a variety of U.S. economic sectors. The decision makers are recognizing the impacts of weather, water, and climate on the operations, and are becoming more sophisticated at using the information provided by satellites in making critical business decisions.

This presentation will highlight the societal and economic value the GOES-R series of satellites will provide.