The European Subsea Cables Association (ESCA) is pleased to announce its Autumn Plenary is being held at the Hilton Bath City Hotel, UK on the 12th/13th September, hosted by Pelagian Ltd.

Nearly eighty confirmed delegates from the Communication, Power & Renewable subsea cable sector will enjoy the following presentations:

  • Using digital forensics to figure out who damaged your cable - Dr. Neil Baines (Avenca Limited)
  • Evolving Subsea Power Cable Trenching and De-Trenching Technologies and Techniques -Stephen Wilson (Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd - SMD)
  • Security measures for cables that can be applied to fiber optic cables in the marine environment - Ian Walker (SDH Project Services Ltd)
  • Seabed Mobility and Improvements to the Carbon Trust Cable Burial Risk Assessment Methodology - Dr. Kevin Black (Partrac Ltd)
  • HV Cable Performance, thermal considerations, 2k thermal issues being applied in certain countries - Prof. Justin Dix (University of Southampton)
  • The role of the EU in Subsea - Thomas Küpper (European Commission)

In addition, there will be industry and organizational updates from the ESCA Chair, the Sub-Group Chairs, Liaison Officer, Fishing Advisor and a panel discussion with the Executive Committee. Attendance is FREE for ESCA Members. Prospective ESCA members may be invited to attend as guests; please contact the ESCA secretary for details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The European Subsea Cables Association is a forum of over 60 national and international companies which own, operate or service submarine cables in European and surrounding waters. The principal goal of the ESCA is the promotion of marine safety and the safeguarding of submarine cables from man-made and natural hazards.

Serving as a vehicle for the exchange of technical and legal information pertaining to submarine systems without compromising the commercial and market aims of individual companies. Liaising with all relevant parties affected by the installation and operation of submarine cables in European and surrounding waters and funding of projects which are agreed to be beneficial for the protection of submarine cable systems and participation in relevant industry expositions, meetings and technical conferences.