4.2 Preparing for GOES-R: Supporting User Readiness of Level 1b Data

Wednesday, 13 January 2016: 8:45 AM
Room 252/254 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Matthew Seybold, NOAA/NESDIS, Greenbelt, MD; and J. Fulbright, H. Kilcoyne, R. A. Iacovazzi Jr., R. Williams, E. J. McMichael, K. Miretzky, and W. M. MacKenzie Jr.

GOES-R will provide enhanced spectral, temporal, and spatial information and with deployment of a new system with new capabilities, user readiness becomes an increasingly important activity. The GOES-R Product Readiness and Operations (PRO) team is tasked to work with our external partners at the National Weather Service and within NESDIS to ensure that the products (both Level 1 and Level 2) are ready for operations and the user community is ready to receive and disseminate the various products to serve their needs and requirements.

With the launch of GOES-R in the coming months, the GOES-R PRO team has been working with our external partners to develop comprehensive plans for testing before launch and during Post Launch Product Testing (PLPT). This includes participation with the pre-launch Data Operations Exercises (DOE), ensuring data formats are correct, and planning the various validations events that will be conducted during PLPT. This presentation will discuss the above activities as well as our collaborations with our different partners to ensure all users are ready for GOES-R operations.

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