Standardisation of test methods, operation, design, construction and logistics of equipment, systems, infrastructure and technology used for observation, exploitation and protection of the ocean and sea areas.

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Published ISO standards *


ISO standards under development *

Participating members
Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 8/SC 13/WG 1   Submersibles Working group
ISO/TC 8/SC 13/WG 2   Ocean hydrometeorological observation Working group
ISO/TC 8/SC 13/WG 3   Seawater desalination Working group
ISO/TC 8/SC 13/WG 4   Marine environment impact assessment Working group
ISO/TC 8/SC 13/WG 5   Coastal blue carbon Working group
ISO/TC 8/SC 13/WG 6   Seabed exploration Working group
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 8/SC 13

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 8/SC 13:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 43/SC 3 Underwater acoustics ISO
ISO/TC 146/SC 5 Meteorology ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 8/SC 13

ISO/TC 8/SC 13 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 147/SC 2 Physical, chemical and biochemical methods ISO
ISO/TC 147/SC 5 Biological methods ISO
ISO/TC 147/SC 6 Sampling (general methods) ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
WMO World Meteorological Organization A

ISO/TC 8/SC 13 - Secretariat

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