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  Brine Seep MO  -  2014  -  Atlantis  
  Project Information  
Principal Investigator: Samantha B. Joye, Georgia Project Institution: Georgia
Project ID: 101591 Version #: 4
Date Submitted: 7/3/2008 4:40:00 PM Created By: Samantha B. Joye
Date Last Modified: 1/9/2013 9:13:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/BIO/EF - EF 0801741 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Samples from brine seeps located at water depths between 800 and 3200 m along the continental slope in the Gulf of Mexico will be collected using the ROV JASON during two research cruises. During dives to six study sites, depth profiles of brine will be collected using novel sampling device, the 'brine trapper'. Several 'brine traps' will be collected at each site to obtain samples for microbiological and biogeochemical characterization. Monitoring instrumentation, including in situ rotary cameras and thermister strings will be deployed at the sampling sites for recover about one year later. The monitoring instrumentation will be deployed at two sites on each cruise.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Meeting our project objectives will require two research cruises, preferably upon the RV Knorr, utilizing the ROV JASON. We propose to carry out cruises in 2010 and one in 2011. A short instrument recovery cruise is proposed for 2012 using the RV Pelican For the Knorr cruises, we will need a CTD rosette and hydro van, a cold van and a radioisotope isolation van. We propose
Summary of other requirements and comments: Note: NSF/EF intends to fund this proposal as long as the requested ship time is provided. Lita Proctor is handling the award.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1002162 Created By: Samantha B. Joye
Date Last Modified: 1/9/2013 9:13:00 AM Date Submitted: 7/7/2008 5:15:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2014 Ship/Facility: Atlantis
Optimum Start Date: 6/1/2014 Dates to Avoid: Sailing after July 20 is problematic because of the peak of hurricane season.
Earliest Start Date: 5/1/2014 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 7/20/2014 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
20 1 1 2 24
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:
Gulf of Mexico
Description of Op Area: Northern Gulf of Mexico, Continental Slope
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
NA09 map
NA09 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
Gulfport, MS, USA None Galveston, TX, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Gulfport is the closest port to our most eastern site and Galveston is the closest port to our most western site. Using these ports minimizes transit time.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Samantha B. Joye, Georgia
# in Science Party 22 # 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 Scientists from UGA, UNC and TAMU-CC will be joined by scientists from the University of Bremen (Bremen, Germany) and Southern Denmark University (Odense, Denmark) to conduct studies of Gulf of Mexico Brine seeps. A JASON crew of 10-12 will join us (size of science party will be adjusted according to the needs of the JASON crew).
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected 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 DivingSelected 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)
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
Selected 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.
The ALVIN is required to collect precisely positioned brine samples; we fabricated a new instrument for ALVIN to collect profiles through brine fluids and used the instrument successfully on our 2010 cruise. We plan to re-visit many of the same sites to evaluate temporal variability in brine biogeochemistry and microbiology and microbial activity.

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