The National Radio Research Agency announced that the IoT Working Group of ISO/IEC JTC 1 approved South Korea’s two underwater IoT standardization plans as international standards at its meeting that finished in St. Petersburg on Nov. 22.
The standardization plans cover guidelines related to underwater communication-based service design and development and requirements for underwater communication network management systems. Their applications are expected to include responses to disasters such as tsunamis and submarine earthquakes, marine environment protection by biological resource and aquatic ecosystem monitoring, and underwater and port security enhancement.
South Korea started its underwater IoT standardization activities in 2006. Last year, ISO/IEC 30140-1 to 30140-4 were approved as the first international standards in that field, led by South Korean engineers. The development of the two new international standards was led by Kookmin University and the Korea Research Institute of Ships & Ocean Engineering.