OGC SWE-based Data Acquisition System Development for EGIM on EMSODEV EU Project
Document typeConference report
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European Commission's projectEMSODEV - EMSO implementation and operation: DEVelopment of instrument module (EC-H2020-676555)
The EMSODEV (European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory DEVelopment) is an EU project whose general objective is to set up the full implementation and operation of the EMSO distributed Research Infrastructure (RI), through the development, testing and deployment of an EMSO Generic Instrument Module (EGIM). This research infrastructure will provide accurate records on marine environmental changes from distributed local nodes around Europe. These observations are critical to respond accurately to the social and scientific challenges such as climate change, changes in marine ecosystems, and marine hazards. In this paper we present the design and development of the EGIM data acquisition system. EGIM is able to operate on any EMSO node, mooring line, sea bed station, cabled or non-cabled and surface buoy. In fact a central function of EGIM within the EMSO infrastructure is to have a number of ocean locations where the same set of core variables are measured homogeneously: using the same hardware, same sensor references, same qualification methods, same calibration methods, same data format and access, and same maintenance procedures.
CitationToma, D.M., Del Rio, J., Cadena, J., Bghiel, I., Martinez, E., Nogueras, M., García, Ó., Dañobeita, J., Sorribas, J., Casas, R., Piera, J., Bartolomé, R., Bardají, R. OGC SWE-based Data Acquisition System Development for EGIM on EMSODEV EU Project. A: Geospatial Sensor Webs Conference. "Proceedings of the Geospatial Sensor Webs Conference 2016 : Münster, Germany, August 29 - 31, 2016". Munster: 2016.