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  SEEPS 09  -  2009  -  Atlantis  
  Project Information  
Project Title: CAREER: Microbial Geochemistry of Natural Marine Gas Seeps - A Research and
Education Plan
Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: David L. Valentine, UCSB Project Institution: UCSB
Project ID: 101381 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 1/4/2008 2:46:00 PM Created By: David L. Valentine
Date Last Modified: 8/6/2008 2:31:00 PM URI Serial #: 20040615213925EJ
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE - 0447395 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: see previous UNOLS form referenced above.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Research Vessel plus combined Submersible/AUV. (Atlantis/Alvin/SENTRY preferred).
Summary of other requirements and comments: This is an update of my previous request and pertains to the second cruise related to the above project. Previously I requested the Jason, but after our success with the Alvin on the SEEPS 07 cruise, I would like to change my reqest to again use the Alvin for the SEEPS 09 cruise. Night operation will be performed from the Atlantis. I would also like to request AUV time, either ABE or SENTRY, which were not available when the proposal was written, but which we intend to outfit with a mass spectrometer to aid us in targetting seep locations. We would also like to request two additional days of dive time (from 10 to 12) to make up for loss of bottom time in switching from JASON to Alvin.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1001792 Created By: David L. Valentine
Date Last Modified: 8/6/2008 2:31:00 PM Date Submitted:  
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2009 Ship/Facility: Atlantis
Optimum Start Date: 6/21/2009 Dates to Avoid: This is a combined research and teaching cruise and needs to be scheduled with the student course component in-mind. Early summer break is optimal, but during the spring is also an option (less desirable).
Earliest Start Date: 6/15/2009 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 7/23/2009 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
12 2 1 2 17
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:
This is the 2nd installment of the SEEPS cruise series. The first cruise took place during July 2007, with the Atlantis and Alvin. This worked well for our scientific needs and we sould like to again use the Alvin for the second installment of the cruise.

NSF approved this cruise for 10 science days. We would like to request 2 additional days (thus the reason No is checked above) to make up for the loss of bottom time associated with the switch from Jason to Alvin.

This is part of a CAREER project and accomodating the student schedules is important for success of the educational component of the cruise. While early summer 2009 is optimal timing, thinkgs can be moved on my end with sufficient advance warning (eg, my teaching schedule needs to be changed etc...).
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
S. California
Description of Op Area: See previous request
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
NP09 map
NP09 map
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
San Diego, CA, USA None San Diego, CA, 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: David L. Valentine, UCSB
# in Science Party 26 # of different science teams 5 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements We plan a variety of over-the-side operation including coring and CTD work as well as some geophysics. This is in addition t
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected 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
2 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

Seabeam, ADCP and dynamic positioning are a must. We would also like to have access to a chirp system/3.5kHz sonar.

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 AUVSelected Sentry  
Coring Facility
Unselected Jumbo Piston CoringSelected 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)
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.
Required accessories: CTD Rosette with oxygen and flourescense (and 23 by 10L Niskin botles), Small Box Core (Soutar or similar), Radiation Van, AUV van?, Functioning scintillation counter. Alvin equipment to be dealt with separately.

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