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  PLUME  -  2007  -  Roger Revelle  
  Project Information  
Project Title: PLUME - A Seismic Experiment to Image the Hawaiian Hotspot and
Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: M. Gabriele Laske, SIO Project Institution: SIO
Project ID: 100189 Version #: 4
Date Submitted: 2/6/2006 5:11:00 PM Created By: M. Gabriele Laske
Date Last Modified: 5/15/2007 10:18:00 AM URI Serial #: 1999081113562470
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/MGG - 0002470 - Funded
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 and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1000135 Created By: M. Gabriele Laske
Date Last Modified: 2/6/2006 5:29:00 PM Date Submitted: 2/6/2006 5:29:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2007 Ship/Facility: Roger Revelle
Optimum Start Date: 4/1/2007 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 5/1/2007 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date:   Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
26 0 0 0 26
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements:
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Description of Op Area:
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
21° N / 157° W map
88 map
NP12 map
20° N / 155° W map
88 map
NP12 map
  Show Degrees Minutes    
Foreign Clearance and Permitting Requirements
Foreign Clearance Required? No Coastal States:
 Important Info on Foreign Research Clearances  

Are you or any member in your science party bringing in any science equipment items which are regulated for export by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)?
No If yes, have you applied for the necessary permits through your export control office? No
 Questions about ITAR/EAR regulations?

Comments about foreign clearance requirements or
description of any other special permitting requirements
(e.g., MMPA, ESA, IHA, Marine Sanctuaries, etc.)
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Honolulu, HI, USA None Honolulu, HI, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Laura L. Dippold, NPS
# in Science Party 16 # of different science teams 0 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPSelected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Unselected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireUnselected Stern A-frameUnselected Fiber Optic (.681)Unselected 0.680 Coax Wire
Unselected SCUBA DivingUnselected Radioisotope use - briefly describeUnselected NO Radioisotope use/Natural level workUnselected Other Operator Provided Inst. - Describe
0 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

Major Ancillary Facilities (that require coordination of schedules with ship schedule)
Unselected Helicopter Ops (USCG)Unselected Twin OtterUnselected Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) 
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)
Unselected Other AUVUnselected Sentry  
Coring Facility
Unselected Jumbo Piston CoringUnselected Large Gravity Core Unselected MC800 multicorer w/ MISO camera/telemetryUnselected OSU Coring Facility (MARSSAM)
Unselected Other Large Coring FacilityUnselected WHOI Long Core  
Human Occupied Vehicle (HOV)
Unselected AlvinUnselected Clelia (HBOI)Unselected JSL I & II (HBOI)Unselected Other HOV
Other Facility
Unselected MISO Facility - deep-sea imagingUnselected Other FacilityUnselected Potential Fields Pool Equipment 
Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
Unselected JasonUnselected Other ROV  
Seismic Facility
Unselected Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Center (OBSIC)Unselected Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool (OBSIP)Unselected Ocean-Bottom Seismometer Program (UTIG)Unselected Other Seismic/OBS Facility
Unselected PASSCALUnselected Portable MCS groupUnselected Portable MCS/SCS groupUnselected U.S. Geological Survey Ocean Bottom Seismometer Facility (USGS at WHOI)
Towed Underwater Vehicle
Unselected ARGO IIUnselected Hawaii MR1 (HMRG)Unselected IMI12 (HMRG)Unselected IMI120 (HMRG - formerly DSL 120A)
Unselected IMI30 (HMRG)Unselected Other Towed Underwater VehicleUnselected Towfish 
UNOLS Van Pool
Unselected AUV Lab Van #1Unselected Clean Lab VanUnselected Cold Lab VanUnselected General Purpose Lab Van
Unselected Radioisotope Lab VanUnselected Wet Lab Van  
UNOLS Winch Pool
Unselected Mooring SpoolerUnselected Portable WinchUnselected Turn Table 
Explain Major Ancillary Facilities
Requirements and list description
and provider for "other" systems.

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