GOES-R Education Proving Ground

The GOES-R Education Proving Ground features the design and development of pre-and post-launch lesson plans and activities for G6-12 teachers and students. A key element of this effort is a core group of educators working with CIMSS Education & Outreach staff in close coordination NOAA scientists at stationed at the Cooperative Institute of Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS). Our goal is to ensure that the education community is launch ready for new satellite imagery and improved products available from the GOES-R Satellite Series. ( R, S, T & U)

GOES-R launched in November 2016 and is now the U.S. operational GOES EAST satellite.

GOES-S launched
on March 1st 2018 and is now our operational
GOES West satellite!

ANNOUNCING the spring 2019 GOES16/17 Virtual Science Fair for student teams from grades 6-14 conducting weather and natural hazard investigations using GOES-16 or GOES-17 ABI data. There will be three winning teams: middle school, high school and grades 13/14; their teachers will win travel support to attend the 2020 AMS Centennial!

More details at
GOES-16/17 Virtual Science Fair

GOES-R Launch Teacher Workshop
KSC November 2016

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Here are two of the many exciting improvements ...

Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI)
The ABI on the GOES-R satellite series has 16 spectral bands, (compared to 5 on the legacy GOES Imager), resulting in three times more spectral information and four times the spatial resolution. The frequency of images, or temporal coverage, will be more than five times faster than the current GOES!

Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM)
The all new GLM on GOES-R measures total lightning activity continuously over the Americas and adjacent ocean regions with spatial resolution of approximately 10 km!

GOES-S Teacher Workshop at Lockheed Martin August 2017

Workshop details

Educators at KSC for
the GOES-S launch!

GOES-16 Tracks the Big Three
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma & Maria

Watch our new GOES-16 movie!

New GOES-R WebApps

Working with middle and high school science teachers, CIMSS and ASPB have developed several Next-Generation WebApps to explore the new capabilities of the GOES-R ABI.

Try the new Webapps!
GOES-R Spectral Band Webapp
GOES-R Temporal & Spatial Resolution Webapp
GOES-R What's This? Image Resolution Webapp