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Join the ICPC

Updated Friday 23 September 2022
Membership of the ICPC is available in three 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. Full Membership is also available to institutes and science organisations that own a scientific submarine cable system.

Formal Invitation Letter to Join the ICPC Adobe Acrobat Document (.pdf) - 120 KB

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.

Formal Invitation Letter to Join the ICPC for Governments Adobe Acrobat Document (.pdf) - 153 KB

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 organisations that do not own a submarine cable system are welcome to join the ICPC as Associate Members.

Formal Invitation Letter to Join the ICPC Adobe Acrobat Document (.pdf) - 120 KB

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 three 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 fees are 2500 UK pounds per year for Full Membership and 2200 UK pounds per year for Associate and Government Membership.

Membership Benefits:
  • Each month you will receive an Environment Update newsletter written by ICPC’s Marine Environmental Advisor and a quarterly newsletter which addresses past, present and future activities and outreach the ICPC is performing.
  • Members also receive (up to two) complimentary delegate passes for their organisation to attend its annual Plenary which takes place in a different region of the world and usually occurs during the second quarter of each year. ICPC Plenaries present opportunities to network with colleagues and exchange ideas on the planning, installation, operation and maintenance of cables. Past ICPC Plenary highlights are found under “Events.”
  • Once your organisation becomes a Member, you gain access to the Members section of the ICPC website which contains a wealth of technical and environmental information on submarine cables as well as receive industry-related e-mails sent to the Membership. Anyone in your organisation can request to obtain web access as well as be included in the ICPC mailing list.
About the ICPC Adobe Acrobat Document (.pdf) - 118 KB

Chair's Introduction to the ICPC Adobe Acrobat Document (.pdf) - 1.17 MB

ICPC Achievments Adobe Acrobat Document (.pdf) - 1.94 MB

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