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Ocean Networks, Inc. was established in 2013 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA (USA). We develop submarine cable systems for governments, carriers, content providers and research & education groups. Through our subsidiary Submarine Cable Salvage, Inc. we repurpose Out-of-Service (OOS) cable systems for the ocean science community.


The Ocean Networks team has on average 25 years of experience specifically in the submarine cable system industry and have held key roles in the installation and maintenance of over 100 cable systems worldwide.

Ocean Networks is a privately held company and currently owns 8,000+ km of submarine cable systems that are being repurposed for ocean science.

Hawaiian Islands Fiber Link (HIFL) is a new low latency and robust design submarine cable system that will improve Hawaii inter-island connectivity and digital services. HIFL will be a carrier-neutral, open-access system with landing sites on Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi, Maui, Kauaʻi, Lānaʻi and Molokaʻi. The system will have 24 fiber pairs with a design life of 25 years and is expected to be ready for service in late 2026. Ocean Networks is responsible for the supply, construction, operations and maintenance of the HIFL inter-island cable system. The project is being overseen by the University of Hawai'i System Office for Information Technology with support from the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaiʻi (RCUH). 
Submarine Cable Salvage is owned and operated​ by Ocean Networks and is funded through a private investment group with a focus on protecting the environment.

On a global scale, Submarine Cable Salvage repurposes Out Of Service (OOS) submarine cable systems for the Ocean Science community. We identify, procure, survey & test the OOS systems and deploy cabled ocean observatories (sensors) for 
environmental studies and disaster mitigation. 

Repurposing OOS submarine cable systems is a
cost effective and environmently friendly solution for ocean observatories.
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