6.6 A Trade Study on Enterprise Algorithm Services

Wednesday, 10 January 2018: 9:45 AM
Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Kathryn Shontz, NOAA/NESDIS/OSAAP, Silver Spring, MD; and W. W. Wolf

The NOAA Satellite and Information Service (NESDIS) acquires, develops, sustains and manages a cross-cutting suite of satellite data products to support the operational weather, climate and ocean missions within NOAA. A fully integrated suite of data products are generated by the flagship GOES-R and JPSS missions to meet critical downstream user needs. Additional international and domestic partner agency satellite missions are leveraged to augment the NOAA baseline suite of data products, ensuring that a full complement of data products are available to the user community.

This broad portfolio of satellite-derived data products has culminated in an organizational challenge to provide consistent, accurate and verified products from the integrated mission suite within required operational latencies. From this challenge comes the opportunity for NESDIS to pivot to enterprise algorithm services and processing approaches across the organization while maintaining operational excellence and reducing costs. To best accomplish this non-trivial migration, NESDIS subject matter experts explored the trade space for consolidation and then implementation of streamlined enterprise algorithms. This presentation will describe the scientific migration and consolidation efforts, the implementation schedule, and lifecycle benefits of defining a NESDIS algorithm services roadmap.

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