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Submarine Cable Protection and the Environment

Updated Thursday 30 September 2021

The International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) is pleased to announce the third issue of our bi-annual, marine-focused newsletter titled “Submarine Cable Protection and the Environment.” The publication—written by ICPC’s Marine Environmental Advisor, Dr Mike Clare—is a new and timely reference for all seabed users, the scientific community and general public who share the same vital goal as the ICPC—safeguarding submarine telecommunications and power cables worldwide.

The ICPC provides a forum for the exchange of technical, legal and environmental information about submarine cables. If interested in learning more about ICPC's publications and outreach please visit our Publications page. If interested in joining the ICPC, click here.

Submarine Cable Protection and the Environment Archive

Issue 3 - September 2021
  • Keeping the Internet Protected from Space Weather
  • Using Seafloor Cables to Measure the World Around Us
Issue 2 - March 2021
  • Warming Oceans and Changing Fishing Practices
  • Fish Aggregating Devices: An Emerging Threat for Submarine Telecommunication Cables
  • Improved Cable Design Eliminates the Threat Posed by Sharks to Submarine Cablesa
Issue 1 - September 2020
  • Climate Change and the Role of Submarine Cables in a Post-COVID World
  • Powerful Avalanches in the Deep Sea
  • Cables are Almost Pristine After Nearly Half a Century in the Deep Sea
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