Celebrating 25 years of exceptional data insight. The evolution of the submarine cable industry during this timeframe. For 25 years GeoCable® has been at the forefront of mapping, monitoring, and logging subsea cable installation and faults. GeoCable’s up to date and historical data helps operators plan new cable installations, support repair operations, anticipate potential issues, […]
Route Engineer James Rygate joined an interactive panel recently to introduce and refresh individuals to the subsea cable industry.
Hydrothermal vents are commonplace along mid-ocean ridges and hotspots. Vents are fractures on the seafloor that allow the transfer of energy and minerals through a hydrothermal system consisting of porous rocks or pre-existing planes of weakness, before being ejected into the water column.
Marine boundary zones act as a focal point of hazards, such as: volcanoes; earthquakes; tsunamis; landslides; hydrothermal vents; liquefaction; and fissures, to name a few.
The Mariana Trench is an extreme example of a trench created at a subduction zone along a convergent boundary.
Earthquakes are commonplace along transform boundaries. Earthquakes can cause several hazards to cable routes: liquefaction can occur in seafloor sediments causing the cable to be buried deeper or exposing it at the surface; movement of sediment in landslides can damage the cable as deposition occurs; landslides can cause tsunamis which can also cause damage to cables.
Being an on-site representative for a cable project is an important role. It can satisfy important permit conditions but also allow for instant feedback to issues that arise, and facilitate communications.
Not only are eruptions difficult to predict - when and where they occur - but if a new fissure is created a cable could become suspended, suffer abrasion damage and there's the associated seismic damage that could occur.
Tuesday 28th February 2023
The sea floor is constantly changing, whether from growth in flora and fauna, habitats, wildlife, human intervention or geological reasons.
Wednesday 15th February 2023
Chloe joined our Permitting team a few years ago but has already discovered the intensity of permitting for clients around the world.
Wednesday 1st February 2023
Our Permitting Manager Alex discusses his experiences in managing the complex and varying role of permitting, for clients all over the world.
Wednesday 18th January 2023
All of our our Route Engineers have a basic understanding of plate tectonic theory, and the by-products of plate tectonics, to enable us to safely engineer a subsea cable that will remain damage free long into the future.
Tuesday 1st November 2022
Route Engineer James Rygate discusses the factors that developers need to consider when planning cable routes around existing seabed infrastructure
Tuesday 13th September 2022
OceanIQ's MD Gail Clark, looks at the intricacies of the seafloor, and how important understanding them really is
Matthew West, Route Planning Manager, explains how OceanIQ’s data helps to avoid accidental harm to vulnerable marine mammals.
Wednesday 10th August 2022
Route Planning Manager, Matthew West, looks at how OOS cable date is used to help the efficient deployment of new installations worldwide.