Submarine Telecommunication Cables

The dataset on submarine telecom cables was created by Cogea in 2014 for the European Marine Observation and Data Network. The underlying data is property of Telegeography and is available online at Compared with the previous version, this version of includes the gigabit per second values that come from the Cable System Database of the Packet Clearing House organization and are available online at The database contains lines and points representing cables and related landing points. Cables are represented as stylised paths, as actual cable routes locations are not available in most cases. The dataset includes any cable that crosses the EU waters (Marine regions). Marine regions and subregions boudaries are defined in Article 4 of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) and available online at

Data and Resources

Additional Info

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Topic category Submarine cable & pipeline routes
Sub category
Resource language English
Domain area Worldwide
Owner EMODnet
Data portal ADRIPLAN
Presentation form Map (map represented in raster or vector form)
Spatial representation Vector - line (or polyline)
Coordinate reference system
    Web services
    • OGC-WMS
    • OGC-WFS
    Temporal extent 2014-08-24
    Data accessibility Data publicly accessible
    Validation level Official data
    Additional information Re-use of content for commercial or non-commercial purposes is permitted free of charge, provided that PriMetrica Inc. provides its written consent. Both EMODnet - Human Activities, and Telegeography are to be acknowledged. EMODnet - Human Activities accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the re-use of content accessible on its website.
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