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NOTE: These items are internal communications within NGDC and NESDIS.
They are intended for information only and are not formal press releases.

National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) Participates in Spacecraft Anomalies and Failures Workshop [July 24, 2014]
Dr. Juan Rodriguez of NGDC will address the Spacecraft Anomalies and Failures Workshop 'Act II' in Chantilly, Virginia on July 24, 2014. He will deliver a presentation on 'Safeguarding Satellites from Space Weather: NOAA Satellite Anomaly Tools and Services.' His presentation will provide an overview of the proposed NESDIS initiative of the same name. With a focus on NGDC's role leading up to the initiative, he will brief participants on recent improvements and additions to NOAA space environmental data products derived from GOES, POES and ACE Real-Time Solar Wind data.
( or 303-497-4604)

National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) Visit to the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) [July 24, 2014]
NGDC affiliate Dr. Aaron Sweeney will travel to Stennis Space Center, MS, to meet with operators of the Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis (DART) buoy network at the National Data Buoy Center on July 22-24, 2014. Topics of discussion will include current and future directions of the retrospective DART buoy data archive, coordinating on the presentation of retrospective and real-time raw and processed ocean-bottom pressure data to the public, and updating the DART buoy data submission agreement with the NDBC. NGDC is the national and world data archive for tsunami data and information. NGDC also processes the DART and tide gauge data to isolate the tsunami signal for research, forecast, and mitigation use.
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National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) Assessing New Capabilities for Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) Data Analysis [July 23, 2014]
NGDC hosted Erlend Kvinnesland, Technical Advisor and Morten Tonnesen, Managing Director from GEOCAP on July 22, 2014. GEOCAP is a software tool used to assess, document, and delimit ECS extents. GEOCAP will demonstrate new capabilities, including ESRI ARC GIS extension featured in GEOCAP, and discuss with NGDC optimizing procedures and workflows used in the U.S. ECS program. The U.S. ECS Project is a multi-agency collaboration to determine and define the extent of the U.S. continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles as reflected in the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea. Through this process, we can protect the U.S. sovereign rights to energy, mineral, and natural resources of an estimated 1million square kilometers of seabed. NGDC is the U.S. ECS data archive and integration center and supports the U.S. ECS Project Office.
( or 303-497-6463)

National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) Staff Join GOES-R Pre-launch Test Data Peer Review [July 17, 2014]
Dr. William Denig and William Rowland of NGDC will participate in the Ground Readiness Test-2 post-test review for the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) mission. While in the Washington area they will also participate in the GOES-R Pre-launch Test Review on July 16 and the Testing for Operational Weather Readiness with GOES-R meeting. On July 17, they will meet with Bob Iacovazzi and Farida Adimi to discuss pre- and post-launch operational planning for GOES-R. Later that day, they will meet with National Weather Service representatives to discuss the Satellite Product Analysis and Distribution Enterprise System (SPADES) program in support of GOES-R. William Denig will also meet with Dr. Steven Peterson of NESDIS headquarters on July 15 to discuss NGDC's satellite anomaly program.
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