Mr. Reinhard Scholl, Deputy to the Director, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (ITU-TSB) [ BIOGRAPHY | OPENING REMARKS ]
Mr. John You, University of Sydney – “Using Submarine Communications Networks to Monitor the Climate – an Overview” [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 – 17:30
Session 1: The Science - Tools to Monitor Oceans and Climate Variables
Submarine cables can be used as a real-time global network to monitor climate change and to provide tsunami warnings.
Future generations of cables and associated components could have the capacity to directly measure climate variables, such as water temperature, salinity and pressure on the ocean floor. All this could be achieved over long periods of time at low cost.
Despite a wide range of tools to monitor oceans, oceanographers cannot measure water variables at the sea floor. The workshop highlights how new and old submarine telecommunication cables could fill this gap.
Mr. David Meldrum, Consultant, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
Mr. Wenjian Zhang, Director, Observing
and Information Systems (OBS)
Department, World Meteorological
Organization (WMO) [ PRESENTATION ]
Mr. Jean-François Rolin, European Sea Observatory Network of Excellence (ESONET) [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
Mr. Paolo Favali, Research Director,
Head of the Marine Unit “RIDGE”,
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e
Vulcanologia (INGV), Italy [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
17:30 - 17:45
Preparation for the World Café
Ms. Saba Imru, ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau [
Friday, 9 September 2011
09:30 - 11:00
Session 2: The Technology - the State of the Art of Submarine Cables and Repeaters Technologies
The purpose of this session is to stimulate telecommunication companies to redesign new generation of multipurpose cables and repeaters and develop new technologies and standards for layered system to meet the demand in monitoring climate change.
Mr. Paul Holthus, Executive Director,
World Ocean Council (WOC) [ BIOGRAPHY ]
Mr. Michael Costin, Director of
International Cable Protection Committee
(ICPC) [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
Mr. Maurice Kordahi, TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Company [ PRESENTATION ]
This session aims at resolving various legal and standardizing issues in order to encourage and support telecommunications companies to play an active role in building the real-time global climate change monitoring network.
Dr. Reto Dürler, Head of Swiss Maritime Navigation Office (SMNO), Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDA) [ BIOGRAPHY ]
Dr. Anastasia Strati, Expert for the Law of the Sea, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Greece [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]