ESCA Plenary #54 Call for Papers

The ESCA has issued a Call for Papers for it's 54th Plenary that will be held on March 18 & 19 at Hotel Dieu, Marseille, France.European Subsea Cables Association Press Release
January 8, 2020


The European Subsea Cables Association (ESCA) is a forum of over 60 national and international companies which own, operate or service submarine cables in European and surrounding waters. The principal goal of the European Subsea Cables Association is the promotion of marine safety and the safeguarding of submarine cables from man-made and natural hazards.

Serving as a vehicle for the exchange of technical and legal information pertaining to submarine systems without compromising the commercial and market aims of individual companies. Liaising with all relevant parties affected by the installation and operation of submarine cables in European and surrounding waters and funding of projects which are agreed to be beneficial for the protection of submarine cable systems and participation in relevant industry expositions, meetings and technical conferences.

The bi-annual ESCA Plenary session provides members with the opportunity to listen to speaker presentations on current industry affairs and items of interest on the Subsea Cable Sector from, but not limited to, an operational, environmental and legislatory perspective. The evening dinner also provides the opportunity for networking with colleagues and invited guests.

To this end ESCA now seeks abstracts on related topics, noting final papers must be technically correct and should be of interest to ESCA Members that will be attending the Plenary.


1. Abstracts must be submitted via e-mail to [email protected]
2. Presentations should ideally have a duration of no longer than 30 minutes, plus 5-10 minutes Q&A
3. The ESCA Executive Committee will evaluate all submissions based on content, relevance and quality.
4. Overt marketing presentations will not be accepted, although an overview of the presenter’s company and its activities may be included.


Cut-Off Dates 

7th February 2020 Abstract Submission
14th February 2020 Abstract Selection Completed
14th February 2020 Decision notification to Presenters
13th March 2020 Presentation files to ESCA