About the COtL Mesonet
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. In February 2021, the COtL team completed an additional Riverland & Mallee Mesonet in SA. COtL is now expanding into the Limestone Coast and McLaren Vale, and by the end of 2023, we will be operating and managing over 110 high-quality weather stations – roughly 50% of arable land in SA.
There are five COtL Directors, comprising a range of skills:
- Damon Grace – General Manager
- Michael Faulkner - Agriculturalist
- Warwick Grace – Expert Meteorologist
- Peter Cousins - Agriculturalist
- John Nairn – Manager of Meteorological Networks
We also rely on Graham Morgan our Sales Manager, Dr Bronwyn Dolman our QA & Data Scientist, and the specialist web development team at Katalyst.
Follow these links to learn more about COtL.