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Introduction

A pilot trial collecting ocean temperature recordings from Port Phillip Bay, Victoria. The recordings are done by ocean swimmers using their smart watches, and other temperature devices. We are currently in the pilot monitoring and calibration phase. The locations under trial are:

  • Elwood
  • Brighton
  • Black Rock
  • Mentone
  • Parkdale
  • Seaford
  • Sorrento
  • Portsea

We would like to extend the trial to other locations. All year round ocean swimmers with a smart watch that contain a temperature sensor are invited to join this trial as an ocean water temperature recorder. The temperature data is automatically harvested via strava. Please contact us to get further information on joining the trial. We are also using digital thermometers to lodge manual recordings, including swell, clarity and jelly fish sightings.

Crowd sourcing waterlogs

“Swimming is a rite of passage, a crossing of boundaries: the line of the shore, the bank of the river, the edge of the pool, the surface itself. When you enter the water, something like metamorphosis happens. Leaving behind the land, you go through the looking-glass surface and enter a new world, in which survival, not ambition or desire, is the dominant aim.“, Roger Deakin, Waterlog.

Watch this space, more exciting features to come.