PNG Tales 3 – Coral Sea 2 Fibre Optic Cable Project with Peter Barr – 19 September 2021

PNGAA’s popular speaker series continues on 19 September 2021 with special guests – put the date in your diary now and keep an eye on this site for the booking form, or email one of the contacts below for further information. Please note that if the Sydney lockdown continues we hope to reschedule.
All welcome! See below for event details.

Speaker: Peter Barr will speak about the Coral Sea 2 Fibre Optic Cable Project (see below)
Other speaker(s) to be advised soon.
When: Sunday, 19 September 2021
Time: 11am-3pm
Where: The Roseville Club, 64 Pacific Highway, Roseville NSW 2069

Cost: $20 pp to cover room hire and a small donation to PNGAA
Lunch, club prices, will be available for purchase.

RSVP: 3 September 2021
Public Transport: Train to Roseville Station; then cross the Pacific Highway.
Parking: Street parking or carpark behind the club in Larkin Lane
Inform desk that you are attending an event to have your ticket validated.
Disability access is available
Contact: Andrea Williams E: or Cheryl Marvell E:
PAYMENT: CBA/BSB 062 009 Account No. 0090 7724 Reference: PT3 plus first 3 letters of your surname
Please email Andrea or Cheryl when payment is made.

Coral Sea 2 Fibre Optic Cable Project

An overview of the Coral Sea 2 Submarine Cable System (CS2) project connecting Australia to Papua New Guinea, Coral Sea and Solomon Islands. CS2 is designed to be a high-capacity fibre optic submarine cable. While there were several vessels involved Peter was based on the ‘Northern Endeavour’ and his discussion will be centred on the nine weeks he spent onboard the vessel surveying from the coast near Port Moresby to throughout the Solomon Islands. This was to determine a secure determine a secure technically and economically viable route for the cable. This has now been completed. If time or particular interest allows the installation phase of work may be briefly discussed.

Peter Barr is principal director of Barmarine and a level 1 Industrial Offshore certified Hydrographer with the Australasian Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute. Peter spent 6 years in the Royal Australian Navy and on leaving in 1980 has worked in the offshore oil and gas and marine fibre optic cable industries in over 40 countries. In conjunction with subsea engineering works he has a broad-based knowledge of marine, particularly subsea career specialisms. In 2014 Peter participated in the search for the missing Malaysian airliner MH370 as the lead representative for the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau (ATSB) on the initial search vessel ‘GO Phoenix’.

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