Graham Evans | Chairman, International Cable Protection Committee and Managing Director, Global Submarine Cable Business
EGS Survey Group | Australia

Graham Evans, Chairman, International Cable Protection Committee and Managing Director, Global Submarine Cable Business, EGS Survey Group

Graham has more than 35 years experience as a marine geologist and applied geophysicist with 22 years based in Singapore. Now living in Australia, Graham has the dual role of Managing Director Global Subsea Cable Business for the EGS Survey Group of companies, and as Executive Director of EGS Survey, Australia and EGS Americas.

Specializing in submarine cable route planning and survey in 1990 after adapting engineering geoscience investigative procedures to the requirements of the submarine telecommunications industry; in particular in the field of burial assessment. Since that time, he has become an enthusiastic and dedicated participant in the submarine telecommunications community and is a regular speaker on his specialist topics at international submarine telecommunications conferences worldwide and is a contributing author (Chapter 4) of Submarine Cables: The Handbook of Law and Policy published November 2013 by Brill.

Graham represents EGS on the SubOptic Executive Committee and also serves as a Director of International Cable Protection Committee Ltd.: is a member of the ICPC Executive Committee and ICPC Chairman from April 2016.


Conference Day One @ 08:55

Chairperson's opening remarks

Conference Day Two @ 11:15

ICPC Update: Competition & co-existence with other seabed users

  • How are developments in subsea mining, renewable energy use and MPA growth affecting the way we use the seabed?
  • How will this affect the way we plan for new submarine cable builds and maintain our cables?
  • Updates on BBNJ Prep Com

Conference Day Two @ 11:45

Closing Q&A – All hands in: Enhancing industry collaboration to ensure network resiliency and reduce risk

  • Assessing past and present: how has the working relationship between government and the industry changed, and what’s left to be desired?
  • With increasingly crowded waters, what are some ways that governments are managing multiple seabed users and/or collaborating to ensure critical communications infrastructure are protected?
  • What are some of the future potential threats you foresee to our critical comms infrastructure, and how can the industry and policy makers collaborate on minimizing them?

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