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Join the ICPC

Updated Monday 17 October 2016
Membership of the ICPC is available in four classes as defined below. If your organisation is eligible to join the ICPC, please complete the online Membership Application Form.

Subject to acceptance by the ICPC's Executive Committee, you will then be sent the Membership Agreement [?] for signature.


Full Membership


Full Membership is available to Submarine Cable Owners, Submarine Cable Maintenance Authorities, Submarine Cable System Manufacturers, Cable Ship Operators and Submarine Cable Route Survey Companies.

Government Membership


The ICPC recognises that submarine cable protection interests are better served if the benefits of membership are available to Governments. Government Members enjoy all the privileges of Full Membership of the ICPC except that they cannot vote or serve on the Executive Committee.

Associate Membership


Associate Membership is available to any organisation or individual that has an interest in the submarine cable industry, wishes to be informed about its development and wants to support The ICPC in achieving its goals. Associate Members enjoy all the privileges of Full Membership of The ICPC except that they cannot vote or serve on the Executive Committee.

Science Membership


Owner of a science cable


Changes to the ICPC’s Membership Terms and Conditions

Alterations to the ICPC’s membership terms and conditions as documented within the Membership Agreement may be authorised by the Executive Committee from time to time provided that at least 3 months written notice is given to the Members. If a Member disagrees with such alteration, it may terminate its participation in this Agreement without liability.

Membership Fees

The current membership fee is 2200 UK pounds per annum for all classes of membership.