ANACOM, in partnership with the Fórum Oceano https://forumoceano.pt/ co-hosted a session on “SMART Subsea Cables in One Sustainable Ocean: Observing the Global Ocean for Climate Monitoring and Disaster Risk Reduction” integrated in the side-event “One Sustainable Ocean https://unric.org/pt/conferencia-dos-oceanos/” to the UN Oceans Conference. This event took place on June 28, 2022, from 3:15 pm to 5:00 pm, at the Pavilhão de Portugal, at Parque das Nações, in Lisbon.
Submarine telecommunications cables have been understood as a mere passive means of signal transmission. Thanks to a significant effort by the scientific community, Portuguese in particular, the same submarine cables are ready to add value beyond telecommunications and to be directly used for humanitarian purposes, such as environmental and seismic detection at the service of scientific communities and people, specifically for the last case, for the production of early warnings for tsunamis and earthquakes with enough time to significantly increase the mitigation of the effects of natural disasters, saving injuries, lives and property.
SMART (Scientific Monitoring and Reliable Telecommunication) Cables may play a decisive role in collecting real-time data directly from the bottom of the Ocean envisioning the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.
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