Sensors for Ocean Observations: The Missing Links

interoperability: the ability of two or more information systems to exchange data or delegate control with minimum loss of meaning and fidelity

The Problem

As the number of ocean observing systems increases, our ability to effectively integrate their sensors and data declines.

How can we achieve interoperable and scalable deployment of sensors in our oceans?

The Scenario

This scenario (shown in the graphic below) illustrates the life cycle of a sensor, and related operations, in a hypothetical ocean observatory. It emphasizes the steps that are impacted by interoperability issues.

A life cycle for sustainable, interoperable sensor management.