OSA, Google announce Subsea Optical Fibre Communication summer school in Finland

Created February 25, 2019
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The Optical Society of America (OSA) and global tech giant Google have jointly announced that they will host a Subsea Optical Fibre Communication summer school in Finland. The event will run from 4 to 10 August, at Holiday Centre Huhmari, a lakeside resort in the city of Polvijärvi.

The Subsea Optical Fibre Communications 2019 International Summer School is intended for PhD students, early-stage researchers, entrepreneurs, Bachelor’s, and Master’s students looking for a new field of opportunity in technology.

The organisers say that the five-day event will be devoted to multi-disciplinary courses covering subsea optical fibre communication. Students will go through an A to Z process of building a modern global communication network, with a focus on submarine system design, submarine powering, cable technology, planning, marine operations, and maintenance.

Applications for the inaugural Summer School are due by the closing date of 30 March 2019. Applications will be reviewed in April and invitations to those selected to attend will be sent late May 2019.

Topics to be covered at the Subsea Optical Fibre Communications International Summer School will include the history and future of submarine cables; the basics of coherent digital optical communications; architectures and management of submarine networks. Specific technology topics will be submarine fibre and cable technology; system planning and deployment; and the marine environment and associated cable maintenance needs.

For more informjation, visit https://sites.google.com/view/subseaofc/

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by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.