(Western Australian Satellite Technology and Applications Consortium)

WASTAC is a consortium of state and federal departments and universities whose main objectives are to maintain a reliable, comprehensive and accessible archive of NOAA-AVHRR, MODIS and SeaWiFS satellite data. They also run seminars_and_workshops to broaden public awareness of the available data sets and applications. Annual reports are available and a complete history of WASTAC has been compiled.

Organisations involved:

There are two receivers; an L-band receiver at Curtin University of Technology, Bentley with ingest and display computers at the Bureau of Meteorology, West Perth, and an L and X-band receiver at Murdoch University, Murdoch. A microwave link exists between the various WASTAC members. The table below contains links to the current schedule of images for the receiving stations.

Site Bands Satellites
Murdoch University X & L Terra, Aqua, FY3-B, Metop-2, NPP, NOAA 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19
Curtin University L SeaWiFS, NOAA 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19

The NOAA-AVHRR raw data (dating back to 1981) is stored on 8mm and 4mm cartridge tapes. Subsampled colour and grey scale pictures (digital) are produced at the Satellite Remote Sensing Services branch of Landgate. The NOAA-AVHRR digital quicklook archive, MODIS digital quicklook archive and the SeaWiFS digital quicklook archive are readily accessible. For further information regarding purchase of NOAA-AVHRR and MODIS data, please contact Richard Stovold.

Latest Developments:

* WASTAC Integration with iVEC.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Bianca from NOAA-18 07:06 28/01/11 UTC

For more information contact:

Richard Stovold
Satellite Remote Sensing Services, Landgate
Tel. +(61) 8 9387 0343