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Cable Systems Moves Forward Despite Global Uncertainty

While it sometimes seems that the world has stopped due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, submarine cable projects continue to move forward. 

The IWCS Symposium Committee has issued the Call for Papers for the IWCS 2020 Cable & Connectivity Symposium in Providence, Rhode Island, USA to be held on October 11-14, 2020 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.  The abstract deadline is April 5, 2020.

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has developed an initial list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” to help state and local officials as they work to protect their communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security during the COVID-19 crisis.

Norway Puts NorthConnect Cable on Hold

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) has informed NorthConnect that the Ministry lacks sufficient information at this point to reach a decision on the license applications for a new interconnector for electricity.

Trans-Caspian Cables to Make Azerbaijan a Digital Center

AzerTelecom, the backbone Internet provider that connects Azerbaijan to the international internet network, continues to implement the Azerbaijan Digital Hub program to make the country a regional digital hub for the Caucasus, CIS, Central and South Asia, the Middle East and surrounding regions.

Meygen Granted Funding for Subsea Hub for Tidal Turbines

SIMEC Atlantis Energy Limited (Atlantis), a global developer, owner and operator of sustainable energy projects, announced that MeyGen Plc has been awarded a £1.545 million grant from the Scottish Government’s Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund to develop a subsea tidal turbine connection hub for the next phase of development of the MeyGen tidal power array, the world’s largest tidal stream power project.

Global Offshore to Provide Cable Care Service to UK OFTO

Global Offshore, part of the Global Marine Group, announced a five-year export cable repair framework with Balfour Beatty Investments and Equitix (BBE), covering the three OFTOs they own: Humber Gateway, Gwynt Y Môr and Thanet.

ThayerMahan, PanGeo to Provide Enhanced Seabed Survey

PanGeo Subsea Inc. and ThayerMahan Inc. recently executed a cooperative partnering agreement to provide a complete suite of state-of-the-art seabed and sub-seabed survey technologies to reduce risk and provide unsurpassed 3D acoustic imagery to clients in the offshore energy industry, to national security stakeholders, academia and the scientific communities.

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