About COtL

About COtL

COtL is an acronym for ‘Conditions Over the Landscape’ and was incorporated in 2020 in order to take over the operation and management of the Mid North Mesonet. In meteorology a Mesonet is a network of automated weather and environmental monitoring stations designed to observe localized or ‘mesoscale’ meteorological phenomena.

The COtL team were early movers in recognising the opportunity to mitigate long distance spray drift via a mesonet. After gaining community support and a government grant, the COtL team established the Mid North Mesonet – this was a pilot project using a state-of-the-art automatic weather station network across the Mid North, northern Adelaide Plains and northern Yorke Peninsula of South Australia. The purpose of the network is to provide accurate and targeted data on the development and presence of adverse conditions for spraying.

The pilot project was a success and the company COtL was incorporated in 2020 in order to take over the operation and management of the mesonets. As of February 2021, the COtL team completed an additional Riverland & Mallee Mesonet in SA. COtL is now operating and managing over 70 Profiling Automatic Weather Stations (Profiling AWS).

The Team

There are six COtL Directors, comprising a range of skills:

  • Michael Faulkner - Agriculturalist
  • Warwick Grace – Expert Meteorologist
  • John Nairn – Manager of Meteorological Networks
  • Peter Cousins - Agriculturalist
  • Mark Stanley – Regional Business Developer
  • Damon Grace – Environmental Engineer

COtL also relies on the continued web development assistance from the team at TainData.

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COtL Automatic Weather Station at Pinkerton Plains
COtL Automatic Weather Station at Pinkerton Plains
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