Graham Evans | Chairman
International Cable Protection Committee

Graham Evans, Chairman, International Cable Protection Committee

Graham is entering a ninth year in an ICPC leadership position, serving three years as ICPC Chairman from 2016 to 2019 and 2022 to present following a three-year term as ICPC Vice Chairman from 2019 to 2022. Graham has also served as an ICPC Executive Committee member since 2013. Supported by EGS where Graham is Managing Director of Global Subsea Cable Business, has been engaged in ICPC priority outreach initiatives with the International Seabed Authority (ISA); International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO); and Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) PrepCom and IGC activities at the United Nations; leading two side events. Specifically, Graham has supported ICPC engagement and relationship building with the ISA at both Council and Assembly meetings; leading ICPC side events and a jointly organised ISA/ICPC Deep Seabed Mining and Submarine Cables Workshop in Bangkok and Qingdao. Graham was architect of and played a key role in developing the MOU that is in place between the ICPC and IHO; with key objectives to develop a unified approach to the charting of submarine cables and cable awareness, achieving the implementation of new text included with all nautical publications, and revisions to the IHO Charting Specifications S4. Graham continues to be actively engaged with the IHO HSSC, and chairs the ICPC Charting Working Group. With more than 40 years’ experience as a marine geologist and applied geophysicist, has specialized in submarine cable route planning and survey since 1990; was a contributing author of Submarine Cables: The Handbook of Law and Policy; and served on the SubOptic Executive Committee from 2007 to 2023, is an advisor to the annual Submarine Networks World conference in Singapore, and participated in the National Geographic Drain the Oceans - Mysteries of the China Seas Documentary released in 2018.

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