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What is the GOES-R Workshop for Broadcast Meteorologists?

The GOES-R Workshop provides a unique opportunity to bring together broadcast meteorologists from around the nation to engage with professionals from NOAA and NASA on the launch of this revolutionary satellite. GOES-R will transform weather forecasting with its high spatial and temporal resolution sensor called the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI).

The workshop will be streamed LIVE and broadcast meteorologists can participate in another unique opportunity to earn continuing education credits toward maintaining their certifications for their AMS CBM and NWA Seal of Approval. StormCenter has partnered with The COMET Program (UCAR) to offer the chance to participate in an interactive LIVE webinar in parallel with the LIVE stream. Now every broadcast meteorologist around the nation and around the world can participate in this LIVE workshop for continuing education credits. The recorded workshop will also be made available for access online after the event.


Following the workshop broadcast meteorologists will cover the launch LIVE as the Atlas V 541 expendable launch vehicle lifts GOES-R into orbit. The launch is scheduled for November 19, 2016 at 5:42pm EST. LIVE capability will be provided for those broadcast meteorologists selected for VIP status. The workshop and launch will be open to all broadcast meteorologists that want to cover the launch on their own. Contact the workshop organizer Dave Jones ( to indicate your interest. Space will be limited so make sure you have the full support of your management prior to contacting Dave.

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