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  Siboglinid Symbiosis  -  2010  -  Seward Johnson  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Identifying mechanisms of symbiosis: Establishment and comparative physiology of siboglinid tubeworm/bacterial interactions Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Kenneth M. Halanych, Auburn Project Institution: Auburn
Project ID: 101599 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 7/12/2008 12:08:00 AM Created By: Kenneth M. Halanych
Date Last Modified: 7/10/2009 6:30:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/BIO/IOS - 0843473 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Six days of ship time and 4 total dive days using the R/V Seward Johnson and the submersible Johnson-Sea-Link are requested in year 1. This will be used to collect a size range of vestimentiferan L. luymesi individuals from sites south of New Orleans at 600 and 800 m depth on the Louisiana Slope. These sites, GC-234 (27°44.7 N, 91°13.4 W) and Bush Hill (27°46.9 N, 91°30.5 W), were chosen due to their relatively shallow depths.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Need R/V Steward Johnson for 6 days and 4 dive days on the Sea Link - Sept 2009
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1002175 Created By: Kenneth M. Halanych
Date Last Modified: 4/28/2009 4:57:00 PM Date Submitted: 7/12/2008 12:08:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2010 Ship/Facility: Seward Johnson
Optimum Start Date: 9/25/2010 Dates to Avoid: Deferred to 2010 [jmp]
Almost any time in summer and fall will work -
It might be ideal to position us around Craig Young's dive time in the GoM
Earliest Start Date: 5/20/2010 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 10/15/2010 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
4 0 0 2 6
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:
Going to seep sites in Gulf of Mexico - We have budgeted to use the Sea Link and there for need the Steward Johnson as it is the appropriate platform
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
La Slope
Description of Op Area: Louisiana Slope - GC-234 (27°44.7 N, 91°13.4 W) and Bush Hill (27°46.9 N, 91°30.5 W),
Op Area Size/Dia.: 100
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
27° N / 89° W map
81 map
NA09 map
28° N / 93° W map
82 map
NA09 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
Gulfport, MS, USA None Gulfport, MS, 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: Kenneth M. Halanych, Auburn
# 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 need regular number of tech to run the Sea Link
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)Selected 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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