Indji Watch was another world-first achievement for the CRCSI.
It was developed for energy utility operators to predict and monitor severe weather events that impact on the operation of power networks. Today, Indji Watch is a commercial, web-based situational awareness tool used by utility companies around the world. The system provides real-time analysis of risks and threats and automates otherwise labour intensive manual processing. It brings together a range of third party information into a single interface to help manage natural hazard impacts. Since its commercialisation, the tool has been expanded and tailored to further meet industry needs, including those of renewable energy farms. It operates across most of the power grid of eastern Australia.
The Indji Watch project was a key driver in pioneering the use of web services for the Bureau of Meteorology, a landmark step towards what is now a routine service offering.