The Desktop Study (DTS) is performed to determine the best possible route for the submarine system. It will be the baseline document for the marine cable route survey. It will consist of extensive research on formal and informal data along the projected cable route. The careful analysis of this information will lead to a more precise cable route, and thus a clearer scope of work for the marine cable route survey (CRS) operations. The DTS covers a vast amount of information, including but not limited to:
  • Regional Geology
  • Regional Climatology
  • Oceanography
  • Marine Traffic
  • Restricted Areas
  • Commercial Operations
  • Biological Factors
  • Regulatory Factors
  • Site Visits
From the compilation of the aforementioned data, preliminary route engineering will be performed, which will be used to plan the marine route survey.