This year’s International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) Plenary was a virtual affair, held over two days, 26 – 27 April 2022. The theme for ICPC 2022, Installing, Operating and Maintaining Resilient Submarine Cable Infrastructure in a Rapidly Evolving Global Environment, drew close to 300 ICPC members and an impressive array of speakers—over 20 in all—to discuss the many factors currently shaping the state of the global subsea cable industry.
Ocean Specialists, Inc (OSI) welcomes Christian John Michaelis back to the team as a summer hire to help support company expansion plans. Returning for a second year as an intern, Christian will hit the ground running and assist OSI leadership with the design and development of marine projects, in the areas of mechanical, electrical, and SW engineering.
The last two years have been difficult for the conference industry. A new decade held such promise for the offshore sector, and international conferences were, once again, poised to offer the ideal platform for new and exciting business development opportunities.
Ocean Specialists Inc. (OSI) will be in attendance at next week’s Capacity LATAM Conference 2022 held at Miami’s Four Seasons Hotel from 15 – 16 March. The OSI team is excited to reconnect with friends, customers, and partners at our first in-person telecommunications conference of 2022 after many months of virtual event attendance and to hear about all the latest network news and developments in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Another Pacific Telecommunication Council, more affectionally know as PTC, has come and gone. However, this year’s event, held from 16-19 January in Honolulu, felt distinctly different. Back in the mid-90s, the telecoms industry was almost entirely voice driven. Today, thanks to the many advances in communications technology, we have the seamless capacity to successfully run “hybrid” events, that is, conferences that offer delegates the option to attend in-person or virtually. Back in the days before fast and reliable internet, the notion of “dialing in” for an event in Hawai’i over a 128K circuit would have seemed preposterous and cost the same as a brand-new car.
PTC 2022 is set to be a hybrid event, with delegates attending both in-person and virtually. The long-established Sunday Submarine Session will be kicked off by OSI’s Tony Mosley and the Around the World Session, which spotlights new Subsea projects in each region of the world and offers a comprehensive review of developments in the Atlantic, LATAM, Pacific, Oceania and Antarctica, Europe Nordics and Artic, Africa, and Middle East Indian Ocean.