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Partnership Policy

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Soliciting Comments on the Proposed Phase-out of the dissemination of NESDIS data to
non-governmental users via Product Distribution and Access 
 
 
To: NESDIS Product Distribution and Access (PDA) Stakeholders: 
 
From: Karen St. Germain, Director, NESDIS Office of System Architecture and Advanced Planning (OSAAP) 
 
Subject: Soliciting comments on proposed phase-out of dissemination of data to non-governmental users via NESDIS PDA
 
 
NESDIS is soliciting comments until March 23, 2018 on the proposed phase-out of the dissemination of NESDIS data to non-governmental users via the NESDIS Product Distribution and Access System (PDA) in approximately one year.  Other means of access to NESDIS environmental data currently available to non-governmental users will not be affected.
 
Data and products generated by NESDIS are valuable national resources, used by government, academia, and the private sector. NESDIS is committed to enabling public access to its data and products in a timely and equitable manner, subject to technical and funding constraints.
 
NESDIS operates the Product Distribution and Access System (PDA) to provide near real-time dissemination of operational satellite data and products to governmental users in support of NOAA’s mission to protect life and property.  During recent years, sufficient capacity was available on the PDA, and predecessor systems, to also support limited distribution of satellite data and products to non-governmental users.  However, per our long-established PDA implementation planning, the large increase in volume of satellite data from the JPSS and GOES-R series satellites will require the remainder of this capacity.  In addition, NOAA cyber security policies designed to protect mission-critical systems have become more stringent.  These two developments require a phase out of non-governmental access to the PDA to prevent adverse impact to NOAA's operational mission.
 
Non-governmental users will continue to have access to NESDIS data via other NESDIS data distribution services. Examples of these other services include the NOAA satellite direct broadcast systems (GOES Re-Broadcast, High Rate Information Transmission/Emergency Managers Weather Information Network, Low Rate Information Transmission, High Rate Data), GEONETCast Americas, public Internet websites, and the NOAA Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) portals, including the Comprehensive Large Array-Data Stewardship System (CLASS).  NOAA satellite data and products are also available from a growing number of commercial and academic sources. 
 
NOAA is committed to open consultation with all who may be affected by changes to NOAA’s environmental information services. NESDIS plans to work closely with current, non-governmental users of PDA during the phase-out of their system access to investigate other options for near real-time access to NOAA data that do not introduce risks to NOAA’s mission-critical systems.  Input from these users and other interested persons and entities is welcome and may be submitted by email to spsd.userservices@noaa.gov with “PDA Use Information” in the Subject line.  As another option, the announcement can be found on the NESDIS home website at (www.nesdis.noaa.gov), where there also is the ability to comment.
 
Information on alternate data distribution services will be shared on the NESDIS Office of Satellite and Product Operations website (www.ospo.noaa.gov) as it becomes available.   

 

Partnership Policy Implementation Product Changes

NESDIS provides an array of environmental information products and services. In accordance with the NOAA Policy on Partnerships in the Provision of Environmental Information, first issued in January 2006, NESDIS invites the public to comment upon currently proposed changes to significant environmental information products and services.

The Notice of Changes lists proposed changes to information products and services. The sections below describe the procedures for submitting comments regarding specific change proposals.

NESDIS also welcomes general comments regarding its implementation of the above policy.

 

 

Comments Procedure

Comments Response

  • NESDIS will provide e-mail confirmation of receipt of comments.
  • The open period for public comment will be a minimum of 30 calendar days after the posting date.
  • Decisions will be posted in the status area of the Notice of Changes, typically within 30 calendar days from the close of the comment period.

Notice of Changes


Last Updated:

12/27/2017

Name of product or service:

AVHRR GVF and VHP Products Retirement Notification

Type of change:

Termination of AVHRR GVF and VHP products processing systems (3/31/2018)

Description:

NESDIS intends to retire Green Vegetation Fraction (GVF) and Vegetation Health Products (VHP) from AVHRR in March of this year.  Attached is the Retirement Notification Form with products and announcement information in this email.

The planned product retirement date is March 30, 2018. To file an appeal, please contact Hanjun.Ding@noaa.gov by March 23, 2018. 

Point of contact:

Hanjun Ding at Hanjun.Ding@noaa.gov

Send comments to:

Hanjun Ding at Hanjun.Ding@noaa.gov

 


Last Updated:

10/19/16

Name of product or service:

The manual Dvorak fixes and Advanced Dvorak Technique (ADT)

Type of change:

Termination part of the manual Dvorak fixes and Advanced Dvorak Technique (ADT) products

Description:

The manual Dvorak fixes issued by SAB for tropical disturbances and tropical cyclones
in the Eastern and Southern Hemispheres, such as those found at:
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/
are being considered for retirement. Specific basins affected are the West Pacific, North
Indian, South Indian, South Pacific, South Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. The ADT
based on forecasts issued by RSMCs in the Eastern and Southern Hemisphere is also
being considered for retirement. Specifically, ADT output found on
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/adt.html
under the headers for New Delhi, Tokyo, La Reunion, Australia and Nadi would no
longer be produced. All other ADT output would continue to be available to users,
including ADT output based on JTWC forecasts in the affected areas. Interested parties
may address their comments and concerns regarding this proposed retirement to
Michael.Turk@noaa.gov through November 18, 2016.

Point of contact:

Michael Turk,Michael.Turk@noaa.govand 301-683-1400

Send comments to:

Michael Turk,Michael.Turk@noaa.govand 301-68301400

 


Last Updated:

04/09/15

Name of product or service:

SPENES (TXUS20)

Type of change:

SPENES retirement/divestiture notifications

Description:

This message is to inform our users that nesdis is considering:
Discontinuing the SPENES (txus20) product and significantly reducing the frequency of precipitation coordination through 12 planet and nws chat. If this change occurs, then nesdis satellite analysis branch analysts will brief satellite based information to wpc forecasters who are expected to incorporate this information into their mpds (mesoscale precipitation discussions) (wmo header: awus01 kwnh and awips header: ffgmpd). For more information, please see the message on -http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Products/atmosphere/spe/retire.html
To file an appeal:https://docs.google.com/a/noaa.gov/forms/d/1x5Qgs5uxgcr5WCOS_ykdlxDJpzmpM1_MXH9EL3k_sXc/viewform

Point of contact:

John Simko,john.simko@noaa.govand 301-683-1400

Send comments to:

John Simko,john.simko@noaa.govand 301-683-1400

 


Last Updated:

04/30/14

Name of product or service:

NOAA Observing Systems Architecture (NOSA)

Type of change:

Discontinue website hosted at NGDC.

Description:

Discontinue NOAA Observing Systems Architecture (NOSA) website hosted at NGDCmore...

Point of contact:

Dan Kowal,dan.kowal@noaa.govand 301 683-3230

Send comments to:

Dan Kowal,dan.kowal@noaa.govand 301 683-3230

 


Last Updated:

04/21/14

Name of product or service:

The processing of MODIS/Aqua Ehux bloom and calcite products

Type of change:

Termination of the processing of MODIS/Aqua Ehux bloom and calcite products

Description:

The generation of global MODIS/Aqua Emiliania huxleyi bloom and calcite concentration products will be terminated on 22 May 2014 unless a NOAA operational user for either of these products is identified prior to this date.more...

Point of contact:

Dr. Banghua Yan, Oceanographert atBanghua.Yan@noaa.govand 301 683-3230

Send comments to:

Dr. Banghua Yan, Oceanographert atBanghua.Yan@noaa.gov

 


Last Updated:

11/25/13

Name of product or service:

NOAA-18 and NOAA-19 ATOVS Sounding Products

Type of change:

Termination of NOAA-18 and NOAA-19 ATOVS Sounding Products onJanuary 15, 2014

Description:

The NOAA-18 and NOAA-19 ATOVS Sounding capability will be replaced with a Metop-A/Metop-B and SNPP (NOAA Unique CrIS/ ATMS Product System (NUCAPS)) capabilities in order to optimize and accommodate new soundings missions within NOAA/NESDIS.more...

Point of contact:

ESPC Operations atEspcHelpdesk@noaa.govand 301-817-3880

Send comments to:

ESPC Operations atEspcHelpdesk@noaa.govand 301-817-3880

 


Last Updated:

03/13/13

Name of product or service:

NOAA-15 ATOVS Sounding Products onMay 30, 2013

Type of change:

Termination of NOAA-15 ATOVS Sounding Products onMay 30, 2013

Description:

NOAA-15 ATOVS capability will be replaced with a Metop capabilities (i.e., Metop-A and Metop-B ATOVS capability) in order to optimize resources to accommodate the Metop- capabilities.more...

Point of contact:

ESPC Operations atEspcHelpdesk@noaa.govand 301-817-3880

Send comments to:

ESPC Operations atEspcHelpdesk@noaa.govand 301-817-3880

 


Last Updated:

07/22/12

Name of product or service:

NOAA-15 GVI products (Fractional Vegetation Index, Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) )

Type of change:

Termination of NOAA-15 Global Vegetation Index (GVI) Products on September 30, 2012

Description:

The NOAA-15 AVHRR NDVI products are getting degraded significantly as the instrument ECT is drifting away from 7:45AM to 4:45AM. The NDVI algorithms could not work optimally with the drift.more...

Point of contact:

ESPC Operations atEspcHelpdesk@noaa.gov and 301-817-3880

Send comments to:

ESPC Operations atEspcHelpdesk@noaa.gov and 301-817-3880

 


Last Updated:

07/2012

Name of product or service:

NESDIS Calibrated SSM/IS TDR

Type of change:

Termination of the Calibrated SSM/IS TDR Products on September 30, 2012

Description:

There is no real time user for NESDIS Calibrated SSM/IS TDR in OSPO product audit conducted in 2011. STAR is the only user and has agreed to run the F16 calibrated SSM/IS TDR software application in house....more...

Point of contact:

ESPC Operations atEspcHelpdesk@noaa.gov and 301-817-3880

Send comments to:

ESPC Operations atEspcHelpdesk@noaa.gov and 301-817-3880


Last Updated:

06/22/2012

Name of product or service:

11km Global Geo-Polar Blended Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Analysis
Data set available at: NESDIS Office of Satellite and Product Operations

Type of change:

Discontinue production of this product on September 1, 2013.

Description:

Note: The replacement product at 5 km grid spacing is currently in production (operational May 2012).
An SST analysis incorporating satellite-borne instruments is a true global analysis. Each instrument has its own strengths and weaknesses, depending on the sensor type, platform, orbit, etc.more...

Point of contact:

John Snapper,john.sapper@noaa.gov

Send comments to:

John Snapper,john.sapper@noaa.gov


Last Updated:

01/19/12

Name of product or service:

Global Ecosystems Database

Type of change:

Discontinue archival support and data distribution at NGDC.

Description:

The Global Ecosystems Database (GED) project began in 1990 as an Interagency project between the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Environmental Research Laboratory in Corvallis, Oregon (ERL-C)..more...

Point of contact:

Dan Kowal,dan.kowal@noaa.gov

Send comments to:

Dan Kowal,dan.kowal@noaa.gov


Last Updated:

10/20/11

Name of product or service:

NESDIS GOES 5x5 Sounding BUFR Retrievals

Type of change:

Replacement / Retirement

Description:

The replacement GOES 1x1Sounding BUFR Retrievals product will begin transmission to the user on November 22nd at 15Z UTC.more...

Point of contact:

EspcHelpdesk@noaa.gov or (301) 817 4444

Send comments to:

EspcHelpdesk@noaa.gov