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  Large-scale, long-te  -  2008  -  Atlantis  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative research: Large-scale, long-term, multi-directional, cross-hole experiments in the upper oceanic crust using a borehole observatory network Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Andrew T. Fisher, UCSC Project Institution: UCSC
Project ID: 101012 Version #: 6
Date Submitted: 4/12/2007 7:06:00 PM Created By: Andrew T. Fisher
Date Last Modified: 6/15/2010 12:42:00 PM URI Serial #: 20070214192719QR
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/ODP - 0727952 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Program timing is contingent on IODP schedule: IODP currently plans to cement reentry cones in Holes 1301A and 1301B in late July to early August 2008 - dive operations should follow cementing, so that we can check quality of seals and condition of CORKs. In addition, we will replace downhole and seafloor instrumentation in Hole 1026B, and recover pressure data from Hole 1027C. Two dives are funded separately by NSF as part of OCE-0550713, so the total for Fisher et al. in 2008 is six dives (4 + 2). The rescoped 2007 NSF proposal also includes 11 dives in Summer 2009. Summer 2009 submersible operations will include: recovery and replacement of downhole and seafloor sampling and instrumentation systems in seafloor observatories in Holes 1301A and 1301B, collection of pressure data from Holes 1026B and 1027C, and removal of a supplementary battery pack on the Sub/ROV platform at Hole 1027C, in preparation for recovery and replacement of that observatory system during the following summer's drilling operations (IODP JdF2010). We will also recover pressure data from the long-term CORK observatories in Hole 857D, Middle Valley, and Holes 1024C and 1025C, at the
western end of the ODP Leg 168 transect.
Summary of Facility Requirements:  
Summary of other requirements and comments: We may wish to run multibeam and/or heat flow surveys at night. Winch, wire, and echosounder requests above are for heat flow work, to be confirmed.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1001535 Created By: Kate M. Sawyers
Date Last Modified: 1/21/2010 3:18:00 PM Date Submitted: 8/17/2007 1:01:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2008 Ship/Facility: Atlantis
Optimum Start Date: 8/1/2008 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 8/1/2008 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/30/2008 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
4 0 0 0 4
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
47° N / 128° W map
157 map
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47° N / 128° W map
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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
Seattle, WA, USA None Seattle, WA, 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: Andrew T. Fisher, UCSC
# in Science Party 12 # 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 We may wish to run multibeam and/or heat flow surveys at night.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPSelected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Selected 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.

P-CODE GPS, 9/16", GPS, DGPS, 12kHz Echosounder, Multibeam Sounder, 3.5 kHz Echosounder (We may wish to run multibeam and/or heat flow surveys at night. Winch, wire, and echosounder requests above are for heat flow work, to be confirmed.)

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)
Selected 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)
Selected JasonSelected 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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