The Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) and the NOAA Advanced Satellite Products Branch (ASPB) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have been integral to the scientific community's preparation for Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) data from GOES-16 (formerly called GOES-R). Since 1999, CIMSS and ASPB have participated in the ABI formulation phase, science and algorithm development, proxy and simulated data generation, product validation, data visualization, education, training, and development of advanced products.
NOAA's GOES-16 (the first of the GOES-R series) satellite has not been declared operational and its data are preliminary and undergoing testing. Users receiving these data through any dissemination means (including, but not limited to, PDA and GRB) assume all risk related to their use of GOES-16 data and NOAA disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. There will be data outages, associated with instrument testing.