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Forecast Decision Training Branch

Our Mission

The Forecast Decision Training Division (FDTD) of the NWS Office of the Chief Learning Officer develops and delivers training on the integrated elements of the forecast and warning process within NWS forecast offices, national centers, CWSUs and river forecast centers. FDTD instructors develop and deliver a variety of on-line asynchronous training, virtual courses, teletraining, and simulations to meet this mission. The staff works closely with COMET, VISIT, NESDIS, and NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory. FDTD coordinates all NOAA line office activity with the COMET and VISIT programs. FDTDs goal is to enhance the performance of NWS personnel so they can better serve key decision makers and the public during forecast and warning operations.

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Foundational GOES-R Training

Satellite Foundational Course for GOES-R (SatFC-G) curriculua are available in the Commerce Learning Center. The full course track is for WFOs, CWSUs, and National Centers, while an abbreviated track is for RFCs. Each track includes a second curriculum containing associated WES-2 exercise jobsheets. See the learning center's GOES-R Training Page for additional info.

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Updated: December 14, 2016 16:54 MT

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*To receive credit, NWS employees must take training through the NWS Commerce Learning Center.*

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Department of Commerce
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
National Weather Service
Office of the Chief Learning Officer
Forecast Decision Training Division
3085 Center Green Dr
Boulder, CO 80301
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