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Commerce Learning Center

WELCOME: This portal is designed to provide access to all NWS training, including course listings, course descriptions, training schedules, and online materials.

Our Mission

The Office of the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) provides professional and technical training to enable NWS employees to reach optimum performance in present assignments and future responsibilities. The Office goals are to teach job-specific, communication, leadership and practical skills for all employees; teach latest scientific and technical concepts to support research to operations; emulate the NWS working field environment in an educational setting; and provide students the ability to work and experiment with concepts or equipment off-line as part of learning.

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News & Announcements

  • COMET has published Unified Terrain in the National Blend of Models. This approximately 30-minute lesson describes the new, unified terrain now being used in the National Blend of Models forecast downscaling and blending processes. Areas that will show improved RTMA/URMA analyses are noted and illustrated via case examples. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (08/21/18)


  • COMET has published Situational Awareness in The Fire Environment. This 1-hour lesson introduces the Situational Awareness Cycle. Learners practice using it to continuously monitor and adapt their support strategies and decision-support information depending on rapidly evolving wildfire conditions. Also discussed are a range of tools that can be used to build and maintain situational awareness. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (08/13/18)


  • COMET has published GOES-16 and S-NPP/JPSS Case Exercise: Hurricane Harvey Surface Flooding. This 30-minute interactive lesson will review and interpret surface flooding associated with Hurricane Harvey in August 2017. Using data from both the GOES-16 ABI and the S-NPP VIIRS, you will become familiar with the use of satellite data as tools for analysis and short-term forecasts of surface flooding. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (07/26/18)



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