Marine Operations, Advancements, Cable Protection

Vice Chair Marine Operations, Advancements, Cable Protection

Dean Veverka, Southern Cross


These sessions will explore all aspects of Marine operations from installation to maintenance and cable ship fleets, cable damage prevention and best practice guidelines, technology advancements in wet plant equipment and dry plant technology that aid the first two topics.

Additional areas to be covered include

  • Route survey
  • Desktop study
  • Operating permits
  • Cable ship advancements technology and techniques
  • Cables A to Z (protection, database improvements, charting, tracking traffic)
  • Marine maintenance
  • Emerging new threats to wet plant and other seabed users


“I have been involved with SubOptic for over 20 years, so it is a great honor to be chairing the session on Marine Operations, Advancements and Cable Protection. It is undeniable, the importance that submarine cables play in providing the Global Critical Infrastructure that connects people and countries around the world, especially in these unique times. Therefore, advancements in the installation and maintenance of cables to ensure new cables are brought online quickly and maintained with minimum downtown, is more important than ever. Additionally, the protection of cables is paramount from both natural and manmade events in an ever overcrowding sea. This session will look at the challenges we face and will bring together veteran industry experts who will discuss and provide insights into solutions of the future.”


Guideline for Submission

The SubOptic Papers Committee is pleased to request industry experts to submit Abstracts for papers to be presented as either oral or poster presentations at SubOptic 2023


Deadline for Abstract Submission

The deadline for submission of Abstracts is 16 September 2022 


Format of Abstracts

Abstracts must be written in English, and consist of plain text only, maximum 300 words. Essentially the abstract should be a brief summary (or an 'abstract') of the proposed paper or poster.

Each Abstract should be original in nature and cover some aspect of the program topics detailed in this Call for Papers. Abstracts will be evaluated and scored for quality, credibility, originality and general interest.

Overt product advertising or company publicity within an Abstract (or the subsequent paper) is not permissible and will be cause for rejection of the submission.

Any type of company of the submarine industry (operators, vendors, manufacturers, service providers, etc.) is invited to submit.


Abstract Submission Method

To submit an Abstract for consideration, the lead author of the paper should:

  1. Click on "Enter Call for Papers Portal"   
  2. If this is your first submission you will be required to register. Complete all the details in the form and submit
  3. You will be sent an email confirmation and be directed to the submissions form.
  4. Fill in the submission form, then click on ‘Submit’(note all fields with an asterisk are required)
  5. You will receive an email confirming your form submission
  6. You can submit multiple submissions 
  7. You will be able to edit your submission up until the 16 September 2022

The SubOptic 2023 Papers Committee reserves the right to change the designated topic area for any Abstract, as may be appropriate.


Notification of Acceptance

Under the guidance of the SubOptic 2023 Papers Committee, multi-company panels of industry experts will review all abstracts in an objective and professional manner, and select the papers desired for presentation at the conference. The Lead Author will be notified by email in early November 2022 of the committee's decision.


Publication in the Proceedings of SubOptic 2023

If an Abstract is accepted for oral or poster presentation, the author will be required to submit a paper (nominally three to five pages, but any length within reason will be accepted), written in English, to the SubOptic 2023 Papers Committee by 31 January 2023

Accepted papers will be published in the SubOptic 2023 Conference proceedings, contingent upon the transfer of copyright to the SubOptic 2023 Executive Committee.