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2008 Satellite Direct Readout GOES DCS Workshops

The GOES Data Collection System (DCS) is a data relay system, used by many emergency managers for the transmission of in situ data. A station on the ground can send a scheduled transmission to the satellite, and it will be available at a receiving site hundreds of miles away (or right in your own back yard) within seconds. For more information about the DCS system, visit our website:

STIWG Meeting

The Satellite Telemetry Interagency Working Group (STIWG) is a U.S. government user advisory group for the GOES DCS. The STIWG will meet on Thursday, December 4, 2008. If you are a government user of the DCS, or represent a U.S. government agency who might be interested in attending the STIWG, please join us.

TWG Meeting

The GOES DCS Technical Working Group (TWG) is a meeting of all interested users of the GOES DCS. These meetings are held 2 or 3 times a year, in the U.S., to facilitate information exchange and coordination between NOAA/NESDIS and GOES DCS users. We are pleased to invite all interested attendees to join us at the TWG meeting.

DCS Workshop

On Saturday, December 6, 2008, we plan a special DCS Workshop from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The purpose of this workshop is to provide information to users on topics that will help you maintain your data collection equipment and your networks, retrieve your data, and meet your responsibilities for maintaining metadata in the NESDIS system. John Parks, of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) will be cochairing this session, along with Kay Metcalf, NOAA GOES DCS Program Manager. John, a resident of Puerto Rico, is well versed in DCS techniques, familiar with the DCS community in Latin America, and speaks Spanish. The presentations will be bilingual when needed. While this workshop is primarily focused on International attendees, all users are welcome to attend.


If you are registering for the Direct Readout Conference, your registration will allow you to attend all appropriate DCS Workshops. If you are NOT attending the Direct Readout Conference, please register separately for each session.

If you register for the Direct Readout Conference, and wish to attend any of the DCS sessions, please make sure to check the appropriate boxes on the Registration page, so we know which sessions you will be attending.

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Last Updated: October 2008