Satellite observations of the land, atmosphere, ocean, and climate are researched and developed into user ready products at STAR using the Enterprise Product Lifecycle (EPL), a series of steps for moving an initial concept to an operational-ready state as a Delivered Algorithm Package (DAP). The bridge into operations is handled by the ESPDS algorithm integration team, where DAPs are built, integrated, and initially tested in the development environment. After successful verification with STAR, DAPs are promoted to the NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO) for formal testing in the test environment and promotion into the operational environment. Throughout the entire research to operations process STAR, ESPDS, and OPSO work closely together to ensure operational products meet stakeholder needs.
Along with our partners at STAR and OSPO, ESPDS has successfully transitioned over 30 satellite derived products (both new and legacy) into ESPC operations on the ESPDS enterprise product generation system also known as S-NPP Data Exploitation (NDE). Operational transitions include observations from multiple satellites such as the Suomi-National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) and the Japanese Global Change Observing Mission (GCOM). Leveraging our established processes and demonstrated enterprise solution, the ESPDS project will continue to to support the successful transition of research into operations as the nation moves into the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) and Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-series (GOES-R) era.