Office International de l'Eau (OIEau) has been
setting up open information systems and data exchange standards in water related
domains for years. OIEau's main standardization activity is the support it
provides to the French water community via the Sandre secretariat. OIEau teams
support other initiatives such as Water Information System for Europe (WISE)
and the INSPIRE data specification process. As an OGC member, OIEau is also
involved in the Hydrology Domain Working Group, which is co-chaired by the OGC
and the World Meteorology Organization's Commission on Hydrology.