System brings high-speed internet to five northern Alaska communitiesCrews aboard the Alcatel Submarine Networks C/V Ile de Batz installed the last segment of cable beneath the ocean floor, completing physical installation of the Alaska portion of the international Quintillion Subsea Cable System. The system is on schedule to be in service this December, enabling 21st Century communications in the North American Arctic for the first time.
CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) and Okeanus Science & Technology announced today they are working together to stage a full-range of specialized survey and monitoring equipment in Louisiana to deploy in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey to help evaluate the storm’s impact on coast lines, waterways, bayous, ship channels and terminals, marine infrastructure, and oil and gas related facilities located on or near the water.
Contracted by the State of North Carolina Department of Transportation(NCDOT), CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) is conducting a novel seagrass enhancement project by manipulating wind wave energy to provide new and sustained seagrass acreage in anticipation of unavoidable impacts, creating essentially an open-water “living shoreline,” although in the absence of an actual shore. The Bonner Bridge, which connects Hatteras and Bodie islands at the Oregon Inlet—a lifeline for tourism and tropical storm evacuation of the North Carolina outer banks—has reached its engineering limits and is being replaced. The potential seagrass impact estimated from the new bridge installation required the recovery of no less than 1.28 acres of highly productive seagrasses, interspersed with widgeon grass. In January, Cape Dredging Company, under contract to CSA, completed installation of the Reefmaker wave attenuation units in coordination with the manufacturer, Atlantic Reefmaker.
Angola Cables took a step closer to completion of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) at an official launch on August 9 in Sangano, Angola. SACS is the first direct link between Africa and South America. The installation of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) – a subsea cable with 40 Tbps of capacity that will extend more than 6,500 km to Fortaleza, Brazil – began on the Angolan coast in the municipality of Quissama. The SACS system is being constructed by NEC Corporation.
A series of recent submarine cable outages in locations ranging from Somalia to Vietnam and South Africa to Alaska have once again brought the issue of the reliability of these systems to the forefront. Central to the question of reliability is the need for Cable Maintenance Authority services. These services are essential for expediting a solution in the event of an outage, but often the expertise within the organization is limited. OSI’s Cable Maintenance Authority Services can take responsibility for the complete Maintenance Authority scope.
CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) is pleased to announce that it recently received the Sunshine State Safety Recognition Award for employee and management emphasis on safety. CSA’s commitment to safety is reflected in the daily activities of its personnel as well as the personal involvement from management in support of the safety program. The Sunshine State Safety Recognition Award serves as validation of a company’s achievements and track record.Initiated in 2006 by USF Safety Florida, the Sunshine State Safety Recognition Award commends Florida's employers and employees in all industries who proactively and routinely engage in job safety. The award goes to small businesses that implement sound safety initiatives to better protect employees on the job.“Over 10 years ago, CSA began the journey of strengthening our Health, Safety, Security and Environmental processes," stated Kevin Peterson, CEO of CSA Oceans Sciences Inc. "To the credit of our safety culture as well as[…]