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The Fiber Optic Sensing Association (“FOSA”) is dedicated to accelerating the deployment and use of the advanced optical fiber based sensing technologies for monitoring pipelines, railways, borders, roads, and other critical infrastructure and facilities. Fiber optic sensing uses laser interrogation of fiber optic cable to remotely and instantaneously detect pipeline leaks, vehicle traffic, human traffic, digging activity, seismic activity, unsafe temperatures, loss of structural integrity, and other conditions and activities. On a constant basis, fiber optic sensing accurately pinpoints the location of events from miles away. FOSA membership is open to organizations which manufacture, install, and provide support services related to fiber optic sensing systems and equipment.

The Fiber Optic Sensing Association is affiliated with the not for profit Fiber Broadband Association, which provides education on the benefits of fiber optic networks and seeks to advance the deployment and utilization of fiber optic networks for multiple purposes, including sensing, telecommunications, Internet, and SCADA. The Fiber Broadband Association holds North America's largest annual Fiber Industry event, Fiber Connect.

Our Mission

The Fiber Optic Sensing Association's mission is to educate industry, government and the public on the benefits of using advanced optical fiber based sensing technologies to enhance public safety, promote security of critical facilities and infrastructure, and protect the environment.

Our Vision

To be the voice of the fiber optic sensing sector and the source of information for all parties interested in this remarkable technology.

Our Board of Directors

Stan Fendley, Corning (Chairman)

Mike Hines, OFS (Vice Chairman)

Steve Seabolt, Ditch Witch (Treasurer)

John J. Williams, OptaSense (Secretary)

Vivek Caroli, Frauscher Sensor Technology

Heather Burnett Gold, Fiber Broadband Association  

Scott Jackson, Graybar

Marc Nikles, Omnisens

Steve Szymanski, Prysmian Group

Kent Wardley, Fotech Solutions  

Gordon Youle, OZ Optics