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
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).
Please send new applications of the eSA-Marine System to email@example.com
Other now-cast/forecast sites:
- Ocean MAPS - a global (10 km grid) system
- Meteye - waves and winds (BoM)
- IMOS OceanCurrent - now cast data for sea level and temperature
- North America (oceans)
- eReefs (Great Barrier Reef)