Global Science & Technology, Inc. (GST) is pleased to announce a major advancement in its offering of DirectMet – GST's low-cost, commercial satellite data processing system. DirectMet2 is now available to process NOAA's GOES-16 satellite imagery. DirectMet2 can also be used with other international satellites, such as Himawari.
"DirectMet has a long history at GST. For 20 years, GST has been providing its low-cost DirectMet system to meteorological agencies, aviation weather offices, and universities in order to process and receive satellite data from GOES and other international satellites. GST recently updated and adapted the DirectMet system to process NOAA's new GRB feed from GOES-16. GST will be working with its customer base to upgrade their DirectMet equipment and we look forward to providing excellent service to current and new customers with DirectMet2, the next-generation version of DirectMet that advances processing, production and dissemination capabilities," said Chieh-san Cheng, GST's President and CEO.
Since its founding in 1991, GST has focused its business model on earth and space science, including major data system contracts at NASA and NOAA. GST's Commercial Weather Group provides turn-key satellite (DirectMet2) and meteorological (WAFS-METLAB2) data processing systems that drive the operations of many weather offices worldwide. "GST's Commercial Weather Group is instrumental in providing reliable, low-cost, high-value data processing systems that service the needs of meteorologists and other professionals around the globe. GST's DirectMet brings satellite imagery into the forecaster's work environment, and can integrate into meteorological workstations, such as GST's WAFS-METLAB, for use with other meteorological data sets that provide a more comprehensive analysis. The ability to overlay and compare diverse data sets is important to our customers. With DirectMet2, there are new derived datasets and more highly resolved imagery processed from GOES 16 that will be critical to forecasters during times of high-impact weather such as hurricanes, flash floods, and severe storms," says Paul Heppner, who leads GST's Commercial Weather Group.
DirectMet2 includes automatic production of images based on user-defined sectors and overlay features. There is a robust dissemination module for interface of DirectMet2 with web and social media. DirectMet2 can be provided as part of a direct readout ground system, or interfaced to other delivery systems and Internet (Cloud) sources.