OGC and SOSC Collaborate Towards Upgrading Smart Ocean Sensors

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®), an international consortium that develops publicly available geospatial standards and the Smart Ocean Sensor Consortium (SOSC), a leading  manufacturer that improves the utility, reliability and cost-effectiveness of hydrographic sensor networks, have collaborated to upgrade the sensor monitoring systems for the ocean community.

Based on the contract, the SOSC and OGC will take part in marketing and outreaching exercise to strengthen the interest and understanding of Sensor Web Enablement and sensor monitoring systems. The first collaborative activity of the organizations will concentrate on the PUCK protocol of the Monterey Bay Research Institute (MBARI) for the hydrographic sensor contour. The statement of the PUCK protocol has been proposed to the OGC as a guideline.

According to Mark Reichardt, President and CEO, OGC, the treaty is the result of ocean monitoring community’s influence on OGC. OGC is expecting extended collaboration from the SOSC sensor fabricators and users who trace broad ranges of ocean based information covering meteorology, climate research, navigation, threat management and resource management.

Neil Cater, Chair of the SOSC stated that the efficient ocean sensing system will cut down the operation cost and the challenges associated with it and that the joint association of both the organizations will pave the way for novel advanced series of functional sensors and interoperable plugs.

Source: http://www.opengeospatial.org

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