Tamar Valley Real Time Temperature Mapping

Real-time temperature mapping and grid forecasting for the Tamar

Sense-t partnered with the Natural Assets Spatial Intelligence Section of the Tasmanian State Government’s Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment to develop and deploy a sensor network to deliver real time temperature data across the Tamar Valley in Northern Tasmania.  The project involved the deployment of 50 temperature sensors and telemetry solutions on the properties of horticultural enterprises in the Tamar Valley which enabled profiling and forecasting temperature at an 80-metre resolution instead of the current 3-kilometre resolution reported by the Bureau of Meteorology.

The Tamar Valley Real Time Temperature Mapping project has provided multiple agricultural industries in the Tamar Valley with high resolution temperature mapping that otherwise would not be available; a sensor network demonstration example for future soil moisture and temperature/humidity modelling work; a starting platform for real time cumulative temperature indices as well as capability for augmenting a high-resolution temperature forecast mapping system that caters to grower needs (e.g. frost risk alerts for vineyards); demonstrated how of IoT networking technologies can be utilised in remote locations; and raised awareness of IoT applications for agricultural industries in and around the Tamar Valley.

Tamar Valley Real Time Temperature Mapping