NOAA/National Weather Service's Chief Learning Office United States Department of Commerce
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 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)

  • COMET has published What's New in the National Blend of Models version 3.1. This short (5 min) video describes the NWS National Blend of Models v3.1 upgrade. The expected impacts of each upgraded element are briefly discussed. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (07/19/18)

  • COMET has published a pair of lessons on the National Water Model; Part 1: Science and Products, and Part 2: Early Performance. Part 1 introduces key products, both official and unofficial, that were generated as part of the guidance suite from the National Water Model in August 2017 during the period when Hurricane Harvey and its remnants caused severe flooding. Part 2 reviews and interprets data regarding the early performance of the National Water Model (versions 1.0 -1.2). These lessons are aimed at forecasters at NWS River Forecast Centers (RFCs). To access these lessons in the Commerce Learning Center, click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2. (06/11/18)

  • 2018 Tropical Training is available in the Commerce Learning Center. The 2018 Tropical Operations curriculum is targeted for coastal WFOs while the 2018 Inland Tropical Operations curriculum is targeted for inland WFOs. See the Tropical Training Page for more info. (04/03/18)

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