National Oceanography Centre
Dr Peter Talling
James Hunt, Ed Pope, Michael Clare
Atkins Global, Chevron Energy Technology Company, Flintshire Geoscience Limited, Global Marine Systems Limited, HR Wallingford Ltd, Long Haul and Submarine Systems, Ocean University of China, Scottish Water, Shell International Exploration & Produce, Vict
Submarine geological hazard
The aim of the project was to gain and disseminate knowledge on the industry challenge of why exactly, how often, and where are seafloor cables broken by natural causes, primarily subsea landslides and sediment flows. The global economy relies on uninterrupted usage of a seafloor network of telecommunication cables that carry ~99% of all inter-continental digital data traffic. Multiple cable breaks in important regional hubs can have major implications, and repairs can cost up to £100 million.
Open access paper on “Damaging sediment density flows triggered by tropical cyclones”
Open access report hosted by the International Cable Protection Committee on “Direct monitoring of active geohazards: emerging tools for deep-water assessments”
Open access paper on “Preconditioning and triggering of offshore slope failures and turbidity currents revealed by most detailed monitoring yet at a fjord-head delta”
Highlights from the Annual Plenary Meeting of the International Cable Protection Committee featuring a keynote presentation by Mike Clare (Project Co-investigator)
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