Are you an early-stage researcher, engineer, PhD, or Master's student looking for an exciting new opportunity in technology? Apply now to attend the inaugural Subsea Optical Fiber Communications 2019 International Summer School! Applications are due 30 March 2019, and invitations to those selected to attend will be sent late April 2019.

Ninety nine percent of all international data traffic travels through the 1.2 million km of subsea optical fiber in use in subsea cables today. That data traffic is set to double in the next three years. During this summer school program, speakers from Google, Facebook, Subcom, Alcatel Submarine Networks, NEC and more will work with attendees to help them understand and prepare to work on solutions for the challenges ahead. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from leaders in the field!

Topics to be covered include:

  • The history and future of submarine cables
  • Basics of coherent digital optical communications
  • Architectures and management of submarine networks
  • Submarine fiber and cable technology
  • System planning and deployment
  • Marine and maintenance

The inaugural Subsea Optical Fiber Communications International Summer School is presented by:

Founding Partners

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Travel grant SponsorS

Hands-on Material Sponsor

For information about sponsorships, please contact Chad Stark at

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School Committee Chairs

Valey Kamalov

Google, USA

José Chesnoy

Paris, France

Yuri Svirko

University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Local Organizing Committee Chair