NOAA/NWS/OCLO/Forecast Decision Training Division United States Department of Commerce
Commerce Learning Center

Our Mission

The Forecast Decision Training Division (FDTD) of the NWS Office of the Chief Learning Officer develops and delivers training on the integrated elements of the forecast and warning process within NWS forecast offices, national centers, CWSUs and river forecast centers. FDTD instructors develop and deliver a variety of on-line asynchronous training, virtual courses, teletraining, and simulations to meet this mission. The staff works closely with COMET, VISIT, NESDIS, and NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory. FDTD coordinates all NOAA line office activity with the COMET and VISIT programs. FDTD’s goal is to enhance the performance of NWS personnel so they can better serve key decision makers and the public during forecast and warning operations.

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Forecast Decision Training Division

Office of Chief Learning Officer

Forecast Decision Training Division (FDTD)


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GOES-16 Applications

FDTD GOES-16 Applications Webinar Sessions are being conducted on a regular basis. An archive of recorded sessions held to this point is available.

Satellite Foundational Course for GOES-R (SatFC-G) curriculua remain available in the Commerce Learning Center. See the learning center's GOES-R Training Page for additional info.


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*To receive credit, NWS employees must take training
through the Commerce Learning Center (CLC).*

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