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Desktop studies for geo-services

Desktop studies


We are uniquely qualified to perform desktop studies for telecommunication projects in Alaska.

Desktop studies are conducted during the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) phase of marine subsea telecommunication projects. The office-based exercise investigates and organises publicly available data and resources to support system design concepts and identify installation and operational constraints that may affect the system. The desktop study is prepared prior to the geophysical and geotechnical site investigations needed for subsea fiber optic cable system final design, procurement, and installation. Project stakeholders are identified, and a framework is established to support decision-making regarding design and construction concepts with regards to finding the most practical and cost-effective methods. 

Services provided: 

  • Land tenure planning and land use strategies   
  • Cable landing site identification, alternatives assessment, and selection recommendations 
  • Route Position List (RPL) planning and engineering support 
  • Development of ArcGis Project to organise and present project components and resource data 
  • Definition of regulatory permitting requirements, stakeholders and approval acquisition and compliance strategies 
  • Physical, biological, environmental, and human resource inventories and assessments 
  • System risk identification and mitigation strategies
  • Marine cable route geophysical and geotechnical survey scoping and preliminary technical specifications 

Delivered by TerraSond

TerraSond specialises in collecting, compiling, and identifying geospatial and geophysical information that provides the best possible solution offering the lowest risk for customers in energy markets.

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