Offshore Wind (OSW) is set to become a multi-billion-dollar market in the United States. However, as the industry transitions from policy pledges to the mobilization of a robust supply chain, offshore wind power projects are confronted with the potential for significant insurance claims.
The legal implications of submarine cables have been reviewed by the ITU/WMO/UNESCO Joint Task Force, which published a study in 2012. The topic has been further examined by the International Submarine Cable Protection Committee (ICPC), whose legal counsel, Kent Bressie, provided an excellent summary.
As an ongoing commitment to support the UN SDG’s (Sustainable Development Goals), Ocean Specialists Inc. (OSI) participated in UNESCAP’s (Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) Tsunami Steering Committee Meeting held virtually on May 13, 2020.
Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI)’s Project Management Team, in partnership with Speedcast Communications, Inc has announced the successful completion of Phase 1 (Engineering) for a private communication cable system offshore East Africa. This marks an important milestone for the Speedcast communications project.
In this blog installment, Steve Lentz, Director of Network System Science and Engineering at Ocean Specialists (OSI), comments on a recently published NATO research paper which discusses the security of undersea telecommunication cables and explores solutions to this threat.
According to recent market commentary by SubCableWorld.com, activity on new cable systems has continued as planned throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic has unquestionably highlighted how critical submarine cables are to Internet connectivity and this is now understood by governments, businesses, and, increasingly, by the news media and general public.
Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI)’s Cable Operations and Maintenance Support division today announced the successful Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) for an offshore oil and gas fiber optic connection in Colombia. This marks an important milestone for this subsea cable engineering services project, contract awarded to OSI by Aviatek in late 2019, which includes the design, installation, and commissioning of a new cable that will provide optimized communication to offshore assets owned by Aviatek’s end-customer.