Marine Sensor Performance NWIP to ISO/TC8/SC13 Marine Technology


Marine sensors are an essential tool for providing a picture of what is happening below the ocean’s surface. A wide range of users depend on the data collected by these sensors to make critical environmental decisions. But their performance and accuracy can vary considerably between devices, which can lead to measurement inaccuracies.

This standard would set out universal device specifications that would ensure consistent results and a standardized approach for performance tests of these devices, as well as determine a consistent method to report on those tests.  For example, it would provide reliable data to help decision-makers as they increasingly focus their attention and resources on addressing the impacts of climate change.

SCC is seeking the support and participation of ISO experts in the development of the standard.

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