About eSA-Marine

The eSA-Marine system maps past 'hind-cast', present 'now-cast' and future 'forecast' ocean conditions in South Australia (SA), with current modelling for conditions in Australia's southern shelves and Spencer and St Vincent Gulfs.

Benefits of the eSA-marine system

The system helps fisheries, aquaculture and users of SA's marine environment to:

  • predict the trajectories of harmful algal blooms/toxins to allow for mitigation
  • save vessel fuel through the prediction of environmental variables important to fishery habitat
  • predict marine heat waves and possible fish mass mortalities
  • predict ocean conditions to help with aquaculture and maritime maintenance
  • predict storm surges and flooding
  • help ship routing to save fuel
  • help with search and rescue effort
  • research into ocean circulation and marine ecosystems.

System approach and validation

eSA-Marine partners

The eSA-Marine system is a collaborative research venture between the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) and the:

  • Bureau of Meteorology (BoM)
  • University of Adelaide
  • Australian Southern Bluefin Industry Association (ASBTIA).

Funding is provided by the:

  • Fisheries and Research Development Corporation
  • Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association (ASBTIA)

This is the first phase of the eSA-Marine now-cast/forecast modelling.

The eSA-Marine team members are: John Middleton (SARDI); Charles James (SARDI); Paul Sandery (BoM); Kirsten Rough (ASBTIA); Trent Mattner (University of Adelaide); Shane Roberts (PIRSA); John Luick (SARDI).

Contact

Please send new applications of the eSA-Marine System to mark.doubell@sa.gov.au

Related information

Other now-cast/forecast sites:

Information about marine science research of Australia's southern shelves and gulfs

Page Last Reviewed: 25 Jun 2021
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