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UNOLS Project ID: 100189 URI Serial #: 1999081113562470
Date Submitted: 2/6/2006 5:11:00 PM Last Modified: 5/15/2007 10:18:00 AM
Status: Submitted Version #: 4
Principal Investigator (PI) Contact Information
M. Gabriele Laske
(858) 534-8774
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) & other collaborators Contact Information
Project Information (Proposal, Grant, Project, Contract, Program)
Project Title: PLUME - A Seismic Experiment to Image the Hawaiian Hotspot and
Program Name: WOCE
Scientific Discipline: Other Marine Geophysics

Project Status: New Proposal
Project Funding Agencies:
Agency/Division/Program Grant or Project Number Funding Status
NSF/OCE/MGG 0002470 Funded

Other Agency or Program Description:

Project Institution: UCSD, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Institution Project #: UCSD 20-1312

Project Start Date: 3/1/2003
End Date: 8/15/2003
Proposal Deadline
(proposal date):

Total Project Budget: $434,012
Project Description and Facility Requirements
Project Web Page:
Summary of Field Work: this shipform was updated may11,2003 upon approval of Dave Epp and Linda Goad; we request 1 additional day in port prior to cruise and 3 additional days at sea; for the first of the three proposed curises; we also need dredging equipment for geochemical analysis though I don't know where to enter this Amendment July 2005: requests for cruises 2 and 3 updated. This was originally proposed as one single cruise but we need to separate the recovery and redeployment of OBSs. The split was approved by Dave Epp in December 2004. If the time window between these cruises is 3 months, then the ideal end port for cruise 2 is San Diego, or any port along the West Coast, to ship the instruments back to WHOI. If the time between cruises is less, then the end port should be Honolulu so that the instruments can be refurbished there. Then, ideally, the start of cruise 3 should be where cruise 2 ended. Cruise 2 can start as early as December 2005.

A Revelle/Melville size ship is needed. The Kilo Moana is not suitable for cruise 2, because the recovery would required a zodiak to pick up the instruments. This is dangerous and would require day-time recovery, which would require additional days at sea. The KM is also impractible for cruise 3. We need to have 4 full-size vans on board, together with 35 OBSs. One van operates as Lab van and needs to be on the same level as all the OBSs. Access by an operating crane is required to all 4 vans.
Summary of Facility Requirements: need deck space to place 4 full size vans plus 35 OBSs
Summary of other requirements or comments:
List of Ship, Aircraft and Facility Requests
 YearShipTotal DaysCost EstimateStart Date (optimum)RepeatMulti-shipAreaClearanceStatus
View 2006 Roger Revelle 14 $414,890 Jan 01, 2006 No No No Submitted
View 2006 Roger Revelle 26 $770,510 Apr 01, 2006 No No No Submitted
View 2007 Roger Revelle 26 $770,926 Apr 01, 2007 No No No Submitted

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