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Forecast Decision Training Branch

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. FDTDs 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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2016 Tropical Training

There are two 2016 tropical curricula (learning plans) available in the NWS Commerce Learning Center, one for coastal WFOs and one for Inland WFOs. To access these curricula in the learning center, click here.

Updated: May 4, 2016 15:01 MT

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*To receive credit, NWS employees must take training in the NWS Commerce Learning Center.*

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Department of Commerce
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
National Weather Service
Office of the Chief Learning Officer
Forecast Decision Training Division
3085 Center Green Dr
Boulder, CO 80301
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Page last modified: May 4, 2016 15:01

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