Over the past three years, I have become quite passionate in understanding how the global subsea data cable network works, and what security and governance challenges it raises. In close collaboration with Tobias Liebetrau, we’ve been exploring the network as the case of a critical infrastructure, that is a socio-material entanglement. A new theme page on the SafeSeas website documents that work which has involved a range of partners.
The subsea cable network is also one of our case studies in the new Ocean Infrastructures Research Group. This will provide the opportunity to conduct further and more in-depth research on the network from a theorizing angle.