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Harnessing telecoms cables for science

Telecommunications companies and oceanographers should work together to plug old and new submarine cables into research projects, says Yuzhu You. A global network could monitor climate change.

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I am indebted to Rhett Butler, former director of IRIS Ocean Cable, for his encouragement, contribution and advice on this article.

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You, Y. Harnessing telecoms cables for science. Nature 466, 690–691 (2010).

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