OceanWatch provides access to sea surface temperature (SST) and other ocean related information for state government agencies and WASTAC
Fishing industry professionals and recreational users can purchase or access SST and chlorophyll maps over any part of Australia or New Zealand from our commercial partners, Earthinsite
The SST maps indicate temperature boundaries, temperature pockets, water movements and currents. Fish may congregate in waters of favourable temperature, so SST information can help track concentrations of catch and maximise yield. SST maps are produced using satellite data gathered 800 kilometres above the earth and these can be available within 2 hours after satellite overpass. Up to 8 satellite views of Western Australia’s coast can be produced within a 24 hour period.