Resolution No.3 (1991): Ocean bottom installations using submarine cables

IAGA recognising the importance of an observation network in the oceans, and the almost total lack of ocean bottom installations, and noting that telephone companies will soon be retiring their submarine cables requests of these telephone companies that they keep these submarine cables open for scientific research, and urges funding agencies to facilitate this action by providing financial support for the installation and operation of ocean-bottom observing systems that use these cables.