Documentation of Marine Profiles of the OGC Sensor Web Enablement Standards
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Documentation of Marine Profiles of the OGC Sensor Web Enablement Standards

One of the outcomes of the SWE Marine Profiles group was the semantic enhancement of SensorML with controlled vocabularies for the marine domain [1] through the identification, formalization and publication of the required terms and their definitions as Linked Data SKOS vocabularies. The vocabularies are hosted in the NERC Vocabulary Server (NVS) and are governed by the SWE Marine Profiles via a mailing list and a wiki at

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Following the NVS URL pattern,SensorML vocabularies are all grouped under the ‘W0X’ notation as shown in Table 1, although there is no semantic relevance between the vocabulary’s subject and the notation. Each vocabulary is self-documented and refers to the Marine SWE Profiles group as its creator and owner. BODC is the manager and moderator and NERC is the publisher.

URI Title SensorML History Event Types SensorML Capability Section Terms SensorML Characteristic Section Terms SensorML Classification Section Terms SensorML Identification Section Terms SensorML Contact Section Terms

Table1: List of SWE Vocabularies used in SensorML


[1] A.Kokkinaki, L.Darroch, J.Buck, S.Jirka and the Marine Profiles for OGC Sensor Web Enablement Standards Team, “Semantically enhancing SensorML with Controlled Vocabularies in the Marine Domain”, in Proc. of the EGU General Assembly 2016, April 17-22, 2016