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February 17, 2022

Seabed Mining as a National Security Threat: Undersea Cables with Kent Bressie

Episode 210

Over 95% of the world’s data travels along a network of roughly 430 subsea cables. These cables, at about the thickness of a garden hose, are responsible for powering our wireless world. What happens when these cables are in harm's way? In this week’s continuation of our seabed mining series, host Elisa sits down with Kent Bressie, undersea cable industry expert, to discuss the risks of seabed mining on our communications infrastructure. What laws protect subsea cables? And in what ways are these cables vulnerable to seabed mining?

Kent Bressie is a partner at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis, and serves as the International Law Advisor to the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC)