Laying Subsea Internet Cables under the Oceans to Connect Continents
We think of the internet as an intricate web of billions of interconnected devices through wireless and wired connections. In reality, the world wide web relies mostly on subsea intercontinental cables. The only time we hear about them is when they break, like in 2012 when a ship’s anchor sliced one and cut off access to the web for 6 African countries.
This talk tells how the challenges of getting these fibre cables to survive hostile subsea conditions have been met with a little help from a bush fire in Papua New Guinea.
Rob Struzyna has spent 40 years working in Subsea engineering. He was Technical Director of the company which laid the first international fibre optic cable from the UK to Belgium followed by the first trans-Atlantic fibre crossing. The talk will also include a network repair at 9200m water depth (almost the deepest place on Earth).
This is a joint event with the IMechE.
Continuing Professional Development
This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.
20 Jun 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm