Robust Weather Stations
All of Australia’s 3G networks will shutdown by 30 June 2024, which means we need to upgrade our stations over the coming months if we want to keep them going. This will come at a significant cost, and we are currently exploring ways to pay for this. If you use our weather stations (and/or soil moisture probes), we’d appreciate if you can spare us 2 minutes to answer 5 simple questions about how you use them and how much you value them.
Click the survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WTV8PXR.
The project will investigate how an integrated network of 80 on-farm weather stations across Central and Southern NSW and Northern Victoria can better support the community, emergency services and members of the farming community in bushfire and flood management. Currently, emergency services are reliant on Bureau of Meteorology Weather Stations which can be located up to 200km apart and do not provide local climate information when fires start. On-farm weather stations have the potential to fill in gaps where there is no alternative weather information.