The Smart Ocean Sensors Consortium (SOSC) was established in February of 2009. 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, including OGC PUCK.
PUCK was adopted as an official standard of the Open Geospatial Consortium's Sensor Web Enablement framework in December 2011. OGC PUCK defines the protocol for Ethernet/IP as well as RS-232 interfaces.
A discussion group has formed to build community consensus on plug-and-work standards for ocean observatories and other sensor networks. If you wish to join the discussion, please contact Dr. Judith Connor at conn at mbari.org. Members may join the discussion at firstname.lastname@example.org.