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  Collaborative Resear  -  2007  -  Local  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: A Real-Time Nearshore Seafloor Seismic Station Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: William Ostrom, WHOI Project Institution: WHOI
Project ID: 100630 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 3/1/2007 7:27:00 PM Created By: Daniel E. Frye
Date Last Modified: 9/14/2007 3:01:00 PM URI Serial #: 20060720133011IE
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/OTIC - OCE-0241138 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: The purpose of the cruise in April is to deploy (and test) a surface mooring with a real-time link to a seafloor seismometer. The October cruise is to recover the system. The exact dates are not important, but we are looking for about a 6-month deployment to test the prototype system. The cruise could be staged out of Puerto Rico- this might make the shipping and loading of gear more convenient, but would add about 4 or 5 days to each of the two cruises. We think that the Pelican or similarly sized and equipped vessel (or larger) could handle the work. We did a test deployment of the buoy system near Woods Hole using the Connecticut.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We aren't aware of any scheduling issues at this time except for the obvious concern about hurricane season.
Summary of other requirements and comments: We will be deploying a surface buoy (about 2.2 m diameter) weighing about 3000 pounds using the ship's crane to put it over the rail. The buoy has a mast about 10 feet high and several solar panels on its deck. The mooring will then be trailed through the A-frame. The anchor will either be free-falled or lowered on the trawl wire. The anchor weighs about 3000 pounds. A capstan will be helpful and air tuggers will also be used to handle gear on deck. The mooring is a combination of E/M cable and specially designed stretch hoses that absorb wave energy to provide a surface mooring that is always in tension. The mooring will be recovered using acoustic releases, leaving the anchor behind. We will need a crane to load the vessel and some time at the dock to wind the mooring on the winch and check out the electrical and telemetry systems. We will be installing a shore station at a local seismic site on shore to receive data from the buoy over a line of sight radio link.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1000587 Created By: Daniel E. Frye
Date Last Modified: 9/14/2007 3:01:00 PM Date Submitted: 3/7/2007 9:29:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2007 Ship/Facility: Local
Optimum Start Date: 10/1/2007 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 10/1/2007 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 11/30/2007 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
2 0 0 0 2
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
12° N / 62° W map
43 map
NA09 map
12° N / 62° W map
43 map
NA09 map
  Show Degrees Minutes    
Foreign Clearance and Permitting Requirements
Foreign Clearance Required? Yes 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
St. George's, Grenada None St. George's, Grenada
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Requested Ports: Start - Grenada/Intermediate - /End - Grenada

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Daniel E. Frye, WHOI
# in Science Party 8 # of different science teams 1 # 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 ADCPUnselected 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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