The eight WRN modules are available online. Each takes about 10 minutes to complete. The adult and children's modules cover the same content, but target the information to the ages of each audience. The children's modules were developed by Raytheon with educator input from the Georgia Science Teachers Association and piloted in three Georgia public schools and at the Georgia Aquarium. Raytheon has partnered with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research for web hosting of the modules.
"Raytheon debuted the WRN training modules at the American Meteorological Society Conference in beta form last January, and has continued to improve them in preparation for their online launch," said Matthew Gilligan, vice president of Navigation and Environmental Solutions at Raytheon. "WRN modules will help make Americans more ready, responsive and resilient to potential impacts of extreme weather, water and climate events."
Raytheon also operates three mission-critical systems as part of its collaboration with NOAA:
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