Weekend Events

Data Collection Services (DCS):  

On Saturday, August 6, 2022, from 8:30AM - 5:00PM CT, the GOES DCS program office hosted an in-person (remote attendance available) GOES DCS User Training Day. This training day focused on navigating the DCS Administration and Data Distribution System (DADDS), understanding DCS Message Statistics, the various Data Distribution Methods, as well as other pertinent topics.



WMO VLab & NOAA Train the Trainers Workshop: 

This workshop was offered on Saturday, August 6, 2022, from 8:45AM - 1:00PM CT with both in-person and remote participation, and touched briefly on four themes: Continuing Professional Development, Blended Learning, Cross-Disciplinary Audiences, and building resilience to handle unusual and disaster situations. It is a large umbrella, and we will approach it by laying the foundation for a data distribution exercise that will occur after the workshop during the following year. Resilience after confronting an unusual event often depends on being prepared and adaptable before the event.


The goals of the workshop were to 1) identify available training planning resources, 2) gather input on the training development plan for the data distribution exercise to occur after the workshop, and 3) open awareness to existing communities of practice. Participants were encouraged to provide input to the training development plan both during and after the workshop. The training session will be in English with informal opportunities for consecutive translation into Spanish and Portuguese.



5th Meeting of the WMO Coordination Group on Satellite Data Requirements (SDR) for RA III and RA IV: 

The meeting was mainly conducted as a face-to-face event. However, remote access was made available in case any participant is not able to attend in person. The first session of the meeting took place on Saturday, August 6, from 3:00PM - 5:00PM CT and the second session on Sunday, August 7, from 4:00PM - 6:30PM CT, in the weekend prior to the Collective Madison Meeting (8-12 August). More information can be found on their website


Short Course: Joint Satellite Lake Data and Products (HYBRID)

Sunday 7 August from 8:00am -3:45pm CT

The American Meteorological Society, partnering with NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), hosted this hybrid short course at the Collective Madison Meeting in Madison, Wisconsin at the Monona Terrace (for in-person participants). The short course provided participants an opportunity to use readily available tools to process, display, and analyze GOES-R, JPSS, and other environmental satellite data products in lake application scenarios.

Limit 50 people.