Join the Real Time (RT) oceanography data exchange demo

Realtime data exchange can be achieved in a number of ways.

Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) can be applied for real time monitoring systems, allowing direct standardised access to selected data types from selected monitoring instruments (sensors). The OGC SWE standards aim to support operators, researchers and data owners in streaming and publishing marine observation data collected with sensors at platforms. Another good alternative for connecting real time data streams is making use of ERDDAP. 

The pilot has been developed in a cooperation between EMODnet Physics and EMODnet Ingestion. The EMODnet Real Time Viewer service gives discovery and access to the data streams from a number of operational observation stations using Sensor Observation Service (SOS) instances or ERDDAP instances.

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Visit the EMODnet (N)RT Viewer service


Download the SWE Service Installation User Guide and SWE Demonstrator expanded with new Services  documents for user instructions and more background.

Components of the RT Pilot are:.

  • SWE standard profiles: see
  • Sensor Observation Service
  • EMODnet (N)RT Viewer service


For ERDDAP, an EMODnet docker package is available to organization interested in adopt this as connector. See the GitHub page at:

The GitHub also includes a preliminary version of a light and easy installable mapviewer that consumes data from the ERDDAP docker. In other words, if the provider installs the docker following the provided examples/templates, he can also install this light mapviewer and see its data from a local interface that can easily adapted and expanded for internal purpose. This way the provider can deploy its own mapviewer and at the same time is adopting standards that facilitate immediate interoperability towards EMODnet Ingestion.


Are you interested to adopt the marine SWE standards or ERDDAP and connect your operational data streams to the RT pilot, then contact us.