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2021 Plenary Meeting

Updated Saturday 13 February 2021
In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided that the 2021 Plenary will be a 'virtual event' comprising live panel sessions, interviews with industry experts and pre-recorded presentations. The theme for the 2021 Virtual Plenary is:

Beyond the Global Pandemic – The Critical Role of Submarine Cables

Conference topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Critical Infrastructure: New challenges in installing, maintaining and protecting submarine cables during the global pandemic and in the post-pandemic era
  • Reliability and Security: How science, engineering, survey and planning developments enhance the reliability of submarine cable systems. Securing critical international infrastructure by working with authorities, stakeholders and other seabed users
  • Resilience: Protecting the interests of international telecommunications and power cable system users through collaboration, innovative design and diversified routing
  • Sustainability: Advancing science, technology, law, manufacturing, installation and repair so submarine cables remain neutral to benign in the marine environment
Important Dates
  • The cut-off date for abstract submission is Friday 19th February 2021.
  • Decision notification to presenters by Friday 12th March 2021.
  • Pre-recorded presentations to be submitted by 30th April 2021.
  • Abstracts can be submitted online by clicking here.
The Call for Papers is available here [?].
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