The Smart Ocean Sensor Consortium (SOSC) is a group of manufacturers and users dedicated to improving the reliability, utility and cost-effectiveness of hydrographic sensor networks through the adoption, development, and promotion of appropriate standard interfaces and protocols. In particular, the SOSC supports the new Open Geospatial Consortium PUCK Protocol standard.

The SOSC is open to all manufacturers and users of submersible and water-based sensors that share the Consortium goals.

Members can participate in SOSC discussions through the SOSC discussion list.

Please send Consortium membership inquiries to Tom O'Reilly.

Mission statement

List of current members


Related pages:
SOSC discussion list
Open Geospatial Consortium PUCK
Open Geospatial Consortium Sensor Web Enablement
OGC Ocean Science Interoperability Experiment II (PUCK demonstration project)

The following video demonstrates use of OGC PUCK and other standards to automatically integrate sensors into a network:

Automated installation and operation of sensors

The following video describes how the NeXOS project utilizes the Sensor Web Enablement suite of standards, including OGC PUCK: