After six decades, the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) continues to fulfill its mission by advancing submarine cable protection worldwide, the company said.
The ICPC´s first Plenary was held on 26 November, 1958.
In the mid-1950´s, a group of submarine cable systems operators formed The Cable Damage Committee (CDC). At the inception of TAT-1, (the first transatlantic coaxial telephone cable system), an international committee was conceived.
The TAT-1 system used the unidirectional flexible repeater where two cables were needed to make a transmission circuit. Because two submarine cables were needed to achieve bi-directional communication, TAT-1 was twice as vulnerable to faults via ships´ anchoring or commercial fishing. At CDC´s inception, eleven Member organisations belonged to the group.
The 2019 ICPC Plenary will take place in San Diego, California USA from 14-16 May and if non-member organisations are interested in participating in the Open Session of the annual gathering, submit a presentation abstract for consideration by 22 February 2019 via the Call for Papers link: https://www.iscpc.org/events/2019-plenary-meeting/.