International Cable Protection Committee

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2017 ICPC Plenary Meeting 25-27 April 2017 ICPC's 50th Plenary will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay from 25-27 April 2017 in the Radisson Blu Hotel. The event's theme will be "Unmissable insights and challenges in submarine cable planning, installation, protection and maintenance." Abstracts for the Call for Papers are due 9 January 2017.
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ICPC Call for Papers: Abstracts due 9 January 2017

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

The ICPC announces the abstract deadline for the Call for Papers has been extended to 9 January 2017. The theme for the 2017 ICPC Plenary will be: Unmissable insights and challenges in submarine cable planning, installation, protection and maintenance.

2017 ICPC Call for Papers
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Environmental impact of Basslink subsea power cable is minor and temporary

Thursday, 22 December 2016

LYMINGTON, United Kingdom—A recently published study of the 290 km-long Basslink power cable shows that its impact on the seabed and associated organisms is "transient and minor".

Basslink plays a key role in the distribution of power between the Australian states of Victoria and Tasmania. To protect this infrastructure, the cable was placed in a trench cut into the seabed. However, near Tasmania the cable was placed in an iron pipe conduit in order to safely pass over a 500 m-wide zone of rocky reef and rubble.

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