The submarine fiber optic cable industry is in the midst of a major building spree.Since 2014, supply contracts for nearly 150,000 kilometers of new cable systems have been announced, including nearly 25,000 kilometers in the first six months of 2016.Although this pace is down a bit from earlier six-month periods, it still indicates significant growth.
Engineering wave climate produces additional seagrass cover and in-kind services prior to anticipated project-related effectsCSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) has been contracted by the State of North Carolina Department of Transportation to conduct novel seagrass enhancement using the manipulation of wind wave energy to provide new and sustained seagrass acreage in anticipation of unavoidable impacts.The Bonner Bridge, which connects Pea and Bodie islands at the Oregon Inlet, is a lifeline for tourism and tropical storm evacuation of the North Carolina northern outer banks—has reached its engineering limits and is slated for replacement. The least impact estimated from the new bridge alignment still requires the recovery of no less than 1.28 acres of highly productive seagrasses (eelgrass [Zostera marina] and shoalgrass [Halodule wrightii]).Approved by both federal and state regulatory agencies, this project will build on extensive research previously conducted by current CSA staff in order to exploit and manipulate the relationship[…]
CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) continues to rise to challenges faced by the international oil and gas industry to identify, minimize, and mitigate environmental risk associated with offshore exploration and production activities. CSA announces its international venture in Perth, Australia, which will integrate the company’s international network of marine environmental consulting services with the risk management expertise of Ms. Sarah Watson the regional director and native Australian with extensive global experience in the oil and gas industry.
Tracking announcements of new systems gives some insight into the level of optimism in the industry for the need for new cables and the ability to raise money to build them, even if these cables do not ultimately get built.
The recently released second edition of Undersea Fiber Communication Systems provides an updated,detailed explanation of all technical aspects of undersea communications systems, with an emphasis on the most recent breakthroughs of optical submarine cable technologies.
The Seanic/CSA team will create innovation through a strategic partnership.Seanic Ocean Systems Inc. (Seanic) and CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) are responding to challenges faced by the oil industry to address increasing regulations and environmental stewardship concerns. This strategic partnership merges technology and environmental expertise with the goal of improving oil spill response equipment and services. Innovative solutions developed by Seanic and CSA will provide much-needed support to the oil industry, which is under increasing pressure to maximize efficiency while minimizing risk and environmental impact.