GME Webinar #2: GOES-R: GLOBAL WEATHER WATCHERS



Presenters: John Moore, Director for Geoscience and STEM Education at Palmyra Cove Nature and Environmental Center, and Vicky Gorman, Mission Earth teacher and PAEMST NJ Science Awardee

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites – R Series (GOES-R) is the next generation of geostationary Earth-observing systems which was launched in November 2016. Now that it is orbit, it’s designation is GOES 16, and will become operational in the near future.
The Geosciences have a critical role to play in the public awareness, safety, and national security of our nation. Over the past several years we have experienced volcanic eruptions, earth-quakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, severe drought and flooding, and outbreaks of severe/extreme weather. Recent events demonstrate the urgent need for, and use of, Geospatial and Environmental Intelligence.
This Earth SySTEM project introduces the SPACE to EARTH: EARTH to SPACE (SEES) model. Students using standard GLOBE Atmospheric Protocols (including the GLOBE Cloud app), complete ground verification/truth data in comparison to satellite imagery. In addition, a sneak preview of a developing Augmented Reality (AR) project, HoloGLOBE , is introduced.

Vicky Gorman presents the NOAA GOES R Education Proving Ground teacher activities and how that connects to satellites in the classroom.

A Student Follow Up Webinar occurs on Friday, October, 20 at 1:00 pm (EDT).

Recorded 10.17.2017 at 8:00 pm EDT.