Applying OGC sensor web enablement to ocean observing systems
Document typeConference report
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European Commisision's projectNEXOS - Next generation, Cost-effective, Compact, Multifunctional Web Enabled Ocean Sensor Systems Empowering Marine, Maritime and Fisheries Management (EC-FP7-614102)
The complexity of marine installations for ocean observing systems has grown significantly in recent years. In a network consisting of tens, hundreds or thousands of marine instruments, manual configuration and integration becomes very challenging. Simplifying the integration process in existing or newly established observing systems would benefit system operators and is important for the broader application of different sensors. This article presents an approach for the automatic configuration and integration of sensors into an interoperable Sensor Web infrastructure. First, the sensor communication model, based on OGC's SensorML standard, is utilized. It serves as a generic driver mechanism since it enables the declarative and detailed description of a sensor's protocol. Finally, we present a data acquisition architecture based on the OGC PUCK protocol that enables storage and retrieval of the SensorML document from the sensor itself, and automatic integration of sensors into an interoperable Sensor Web infrastructure. Our approach adopts Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) as alternative serialization form of XML or JSON. It solves the bandwidth problem of XML and JSON.
CitationToma, D.M., Del Rio, J., Martinez, E., Delory, E., Jirka, S., Pearlman, J., Waldmann, C. Applying OGC sensor web enablement to ocean observing systems. A: Geospatial Sensor Webs Conference. "CEUR Workshop Proceedings : Geospatial Sensor Webs 2016. Proceedings of the Geospatial Sensor Webs Conference 2016 : Münster, Germany, August 29 - 31, 2016". Munster: 2016.