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Appendix 3. Excerpts of Most Relevant Treaty Provisions

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This appendix contains extracts of the relevant international conventions, including the 1884 Cable Convention and pertinent provisions of UNCLOS. The global cable network is composed of approximately 213 or so separate, diverse, and independent cable systems totaling about 877,122 km of fiber optic cables. Submarine cables are being used in growing numbers for scientific purposes. In a 2009 survey, the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) identified 193 ocean observation sites and areas worldwide, including at least that plan to or are currently using submarine cables for data transmission and power in the world's oceans.

Keywords: International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC); submarine cables; UNCLOS



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