Geostationary Earth-Orbiting Satellite Operational Requirements Working Group (GORWG)

The Geostationary Earth-Orbiting Satellite Operational Requirements Working Group (GORWG) is a working group of the NOAA Observing System Council (NOSC) established to identify and represent NOAA and Non-NOAA geostationary user observational requirements. Primary functions of the GORWG are"

  • Serve as the primary focal point for geostationary satellite observational requirements.

  • Develop NOAA inputs to the appropriate geostationary satellite systems’ requirements documents and coordinate them within NOAA.

  • Prepare user impact assessments responding to geostationary satellite technical and programmatic changes that could impact NOAA Line Office requirement satisfaction.

  • Review and recommend changes to geostationary satellites Requirements Documents.

View the GORWG Charter.


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