Localised Weather Station Array


About the Technology

The Davis Vantage Pro 2 weather station is a professional-grade, solar-powered weather station that measures a range of meteorological parameters including rainfall, temperature, wind speed and direction, wind chill, relative humidity, wet bulb, dew point, air pressure and solar radiation. The station can be mounted as a free-standing tripod unit or fixed to existing infrastructure. This data is presented to growers via Davis’s public online portal called which is accessible via a mobile app or web-based dashboard. Individual owners of weather stations can choose to share, or not share, the data from their station via the WeatherLink platform.

The Trial

DTN was engaged to install 16 Davis weather stations throughout the Bundaberg region. The selected sites were all private properties owned by growers, community groups or sports clubs. Sites were based on a 5-square-kilometre grid pattern to provide optimal coverage. Free public access to real-time data from the weather stations was made available via a customised dashboard developed by the Hinkler AgTech Initiative and hosted on its

This case study provides an overview of findings from the technology trials including:

  • Background
  • What the technology is
  • How the trial was done
  • Results
  • Cost/benefit analysis
  • Grower feedback
  • Additional considerations that should be taken into account when deciding whether to utilise the technology

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Presentation of this case study is for information purposes only. It does not constitute a commercial endorsement by the stakeholders of the Bundaberg Agtech Hub.

Trials conducted by Hinkler AgTech Initiative

The CQUniversity Hinkler AgTech Initiative was funded through the Hinkler Regional Deal. The Hinkler Regional Deal is a collaboration between the Australian Government, Bundaberg Regional Council and Fraser Coast Regional Council.

CQUniversity will not be liable for any damage arising directly or indirectly from reliance on information obtained from this document. It is provided in good faith without express or implied warranty. * All published costs and other details are current as of February 2023.