Monday, December 19, 2011

ALBA-1 environmental impact assessment

A comment on an earlier post points to an environmental impact study of the Cuba-Jamaica segment of the ALBA-1 undersea cable:
  1. Executive Summary
  2. Project Description
  3. Analysis of Alternatives
  4. Policy, Legislative & Regulatory Framework
  5. Description of Bio-Physical Environment
  6. Socio-Cultural & Socio-Economic Environment
  7. Determination of Potential Impacts
  8. Outline Environmental Management & Monitoring Plans
  9. References
The report is surprisingly (to me) detailed.

Since the report was commissioned by the National Environment and Planning Agency of Jamaica, it focuses on Jamaica and and the Jamaican landing point.

Is there a similar document from Cuba?

Also, if you are a cable geek (even a little bit of one) and you have not seen them, check out Telegeography's interactive submarine cable map Neal Stephenson's description of the FLAG cable and the book by Arthur C. Clarke, which are described here.