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Updated Tuesday 11 July 2017
A Bibliography of Submarine Communication and Power Cables (Issue 2 Dated June 2017) Adobe Acrobat Document (.pdf) - 590 KB
Compiled by Christoph Kraus (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) and Prof. Lionel Carter (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and ICPC Marine Environmental Advisor).

This bibliography is derived from references used in a series of publications made in association with the ICPC. As such, the references deal mainly with environmental aspects of submarine cables. However, when necessary, various aspects of cable technology are also covered, for example, a study underway into the recovery of the seabed from cable burial also deals with cable ploughs and their operation.

Submarine Cables and Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Adobe Acrobat Document (.pdf) - 2.61 MB
This paper was submitted by the ICPC to provide the PrepCom with information on submarine cables, their contribution to sustainable development and their relationship to the marine environment in areas beyond national jurisdiction. The views presented generally reflect the consensus of the international community of interest in submarine cables that includes cable owners, cable ship operators, marine route surveyors, scientific institutions and interested governments. Every effort, however, is made to provide references to peer reviewed scientific, engineering, and legal references to assist the diplomats to carry out a dispassionate review while working on ā€œdevelopment of an internationally binding instrument under the United Nations Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction".

Routledge Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management - Chapter 23: Subsea Telecommunications Adobe Acrobat Document (.pdf) - 2.38 MB
The Routledge Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management was published by Earthscan from Routledge. Edited by Hance D Smith, Juan Luis de Suarez de Vivero and Tundi S Agardy. First published in 2015. Hardback ISBN 978-0-415-53175 and E-book ISBN-978-0-203-11539-8. Chapter 23 'Subsea Telecommunications' was jointly authored by Professor Lionel Carter (ICPC Marine Environmental Advisor) and Mr. Douglas Burnett (ICPC International Cable Law Advisor). In recognition of the importance of submarine telecommunications cables to our socio-economic well-being, this paper has been prepared to provide a readable account of these fibre-optic systems for the non-specialist.

An Introduction to the ICPC Adobe Acrobat Document (.pdf) - 2.10 MB
PDF slide presentation.

Submarine cables and the oceans: connecting the world Adobe Acrobat Document (.pdf) - 2.62 MB
A report prepared in collaboration with UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme), which is designed to provide an objective, factual description of the submarine cable industry and the interaction of submarine telecommunications with the marine environment.

About Submarine Telecommunications Cables - 2011 Microsoft Office PowerPoint Presentation (.pptx) - 4.42 MB
Slide show presentation, which requires MS PowerPoint to be installed on your computer. An informative presentation on submarine telecommunications cables and their role in the modern world.

About Submarine Telecommunications Cables - 2011 Adobe Acrobat Document (.pdf) - 8.51 MB
PDF version of above.

Acerca de Cables submarinos de telecomunicaciones Adobe Acrobat Document (.pdf) - 8.65 MB
Spanish language version of the above.

About Submarine Power Cables - 2011 Microsoft Office PowerPoint Presentation (.pptx) - 4.77 MB
Slide show presentation, which requires MS PowerPoint to be installed on your computer. An informative presentation on submarine power cables and how they work.

About Submarine Power Cables - 2011 Adobe Acrobat Document (.pdf) - 2.36 MB
PDF Slide show presentation. An informative presentation on submarine power cables and how they work.

Submarine Cable Network Security Microsoft Office PowerPoint 97-2003 Presentation (.ppt) - 4.68 MB
Slide show presentation, which requires MS PowerPoint to be installed on your computer. A presentation on the submarine cable network, the threats to cables and what governments can do to reduce the risks and speed the repair of damaged cables.

Submarine Cable Network Security Adobe Acrobat Document (.pdf) - 3.36 MB
PDF Slide show presentation. A presentation on the submarine cable network, the threats to cables and what governments can do to reduce the risks and speed the repair of damaged cables.

Loss Prevention Bulletin - Damage to Submarine Cables Caused by Anchors Adobe Acrobat Document (.pdf) - 82 KB
A bulletin explaining the risk to cables from vessels having their anchor deployed while under way.

Critical Infrastructure - Submarine Telecommunications Cables Microsoft Office PowerPoint 97-2003 Slide Show (.pps) - 1.63 MB
Slide show presentation, which requires MS PowerPoint to be installed on your computer. A presentation on the critical role of submarine cables to the global economy.

Critical Infrastructure - Submarine Telecommunications Cables Adobe Acrobat Document (.pdf) - 2.33 MB
PDF Slide show presentation. A presentation on the critical role of submarine cables to the global economy.

Fishing and Submarine Cables Adobe Acrobat Document (.pdf) - 1.81 MB
Informative booklet showing how the fishing and submarine cable communities can work together.

Peche et Cables Adobe Acrobat Document (.pdf) - 6.82 MB
French language version of Fishing and Submarine Cables. Informative booklet showing how the fishing and submarine cable communities can work together.

Pesca y Cables Adobe Acrobat Document (.pdf) - 2.81 MB
Spanish language version of Fishing and Submarine Cables. Informative booklet showing how the fishing and submarine cable communities can work together.