OES Standards Initiative

The OES Standards Initiative aims to compile and disseminate information on standards, protocols, quality assurance (QA) procedures, and best practices that are important in ocean engineering. The OES Standards Committee is coordinating this work, as well as promoting collaboration with the other Technology Committees of OES. The Committee is also soliciting information on standards from the ocean engineering and oceanographic communities.

General Introduction to Standards


Oceanographic Data

Equation of State of Seawater

Calculators of Water Properties

Quality Assurance of Real-Time Ocean Data

Marine Environmental Data and Information Network

The Global Oceans Ship-based Hydrographic Investigations Program

Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level


Offshore Oil and Gas

Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Standards


Underwater Acoustics

Overview of Underwater Acoustics Standards

Active Sonar Calibration Standards

Hydrophone Calibration Standards

Standards for Underwater Noise Measurement

Current Developments in Underwater Acoustics Standards