We approached the Bureau Of Meteorology to alert them about the weather station and suggesting they use the data as the previous one was dismantled and the local community had no way of getting accurate weather readings. Please see below for the approach and the exciting response!
To Whom It May Concern,
It is my understanding that the weather station in Marla, South Australia has been removed.
I would like to alert the bureau to a solar powered weather station that has been developed and implemented at Marla.
Please visit www.indulkanaweather.com.au
The Indulkana Weather Station was erected due to a need expressed by the Indulkana Community, Richard Kuipers, Founder and Ambassador of Two Men and a Truck has worked with Environdata to put this weather station in Marla. The data from the weather is being used by the local Marla community, including the Police, Royal Flying Doctor Service, the schools and local businesses.
If you would like to utilise the data from the service please contact me on: firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to hearing from you.
We received a response straight away, indicating that they are very supportive of our project and other ways we could spread the word!! Please read below:
Colleagues in our Melbourne Head Office brought to my attention your recent communication relating to the Indulkana Weather Station that you have established. It is indeed, a most impressive installation, and appears to be one of Environdata’s Weather Maestro models.
You may be interested to learn that you are able to register your site and link the data through the Bureau’s Weather Observation Website (WOW), a collaboration with the United Kingdom’s Met Office agency. You can access the site by clicking here. It has already attracted considerable interest from others operating similar equipment, and I’m sure your site will make a significant contribution.
Meantime, I will bring your installation to the attention of our forecasting staff, who may find it valuable to consider this data in an otherwise data-sparse region of South Australia.
I wish you well with the future of the weather station, and welcome any future correspondence.