The amount of data being acquired from within the ocean space is leading to a growth in interoperable systems for ocean data acquisition, transfer, storage and analysis.
The Global ocean technology sector has advanced exponentially over the last decade, due to advances in technology, the need for more detailed data, the associated analysis of the data, and the advancement of the AUV and ROV sector. ROV and AUV platforms are loaded with sensors and instrumentation that are designed for specific jobs, weather its monitoring, surveying or as part of ocean defence systems. Further examples include: robotics, sensors, ocean modelling and forecasting, hydrographic services and digital chart production, vessel and platform engineering, navigation systems, marine ICT and simulation technologies. Ocean ICT is part of the ocean economy and serves various ocean industries including, Marine transportation; Defence and security; Coastal and ocean management; Fisheries and aquaculture; Offshore oil and gas exploration, development and production; Seabed mining & Ocean renewable energy.