Observation and measurement data is a very important source of information
to capture the past and current state of the oceans. The easy sharing of
observation data is an important factor to support scientists in their
work. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) provides a family of standards
specifications called ‘Sensor Web Enablement’ (SWE) which includes detailed
information about the sensors making measurements and the platforms that
carry the sensors using the Sensor Model Language (SensorML), general
models and XML encodings for sensor Observations and Measurements (O&M), and
a protocol to provide access to observations from sensors and sensor
systems in a standard way (Sensor Observation Service (SOS)).
Within the framework of EU SeaDataCloud and together with other EU funded
projects a set of marine profiles (SensorML and O&M models) for a range of
marine instruments and platforms have been formulated that can serve as a
common basis for developments in multiple
projects and organisations.
At the colloquium an overview will be given of the present state of SWE
developments and how these can be applied in practice by network
operators. Moreover information will be given of EMODnet Physics which
builds upon CMEMS-INSTAC, EuroGOOS and SeaDataNet to give
overview and access to operational oceanography platforms and their
resulting data sets.
The aim is to make managers and technicians from IMGW more aware about SWE
developments and opportunities. Moreover, to discuss participation of IMGW
in the European operational oceanography data exchange.