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  OOI Irminger Sea  -  2017  -  Neil Armstrong  
  Project Information  
Project Title: OOI Irminger Sea Global Site Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Weller OOI Project Team, WHOI Project Institution: WHOI
Project ID: 101780 Version #: 6
Date Submitted: 10/6/2008 5:18:00 PM Created By: Paul Matthias
Date Last Modified: 2/7/2017 10:56:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF-OOI/OOI - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: OOI CGSN Irminger Global Site, with a surface mooring, an adjacent dual profiler mooring, two subsurface moorings (forming triangular array), and 3 gliders. Service every 12 months.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Global class, rigged for mooring operations,
Sea Beam desired, CTD, 7000 lb crane, dynamic positioning, 10000 lb A-frame,
100,000 deck load, trawl winch with 9000 m 9/16 inch wire, 30 berths, 30 day
endurance, experience with mooring operations.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1002473 Created By: Paul Matthias
Date Last Modified: 2/18/2015 11:52:00 AM Date Submitted: 10/6/2008 5:18:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2017 Ship/Facility: Neil Armstrong
Optimum Start Date: 7/15/2017 Dates to Avoid: seek lowest sea states and winds, June-Aug are climatologically the best
Earliest Start Date: 6/1/2017 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/15/2017 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
18 3 2 16 39
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
Yes Interval: 12 months # of Cruises: 7

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: annual service required, driven by power systems and by instrument degradation (biofouling and calibration)
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
capable, global class ship needed that can carry 4 moorings and anchors; summer months required to optimize chance of success at mooring deployments and improve safety
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Irminger Sea
Description of Op Area: 60N 39W
Op Area Size/Dia.: 100 nm
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
60° N / 39° W map
220 map
NA01 map
60° N / 39° W map
220 map
NA01 map
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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
Woods Hole, MA, USA None Woods Hole, MA, 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: Paul Matthias, WHOI
# in Science Party 7 # 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 Ch Sci, mooring techs, gliders techs, instrument/systems engineers
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.

trawl wire against need to drag for mooring

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.
Global class, rigged for mooring operations,
Sea Beam desired, 7000 lb crane, dynamic positioning, 10000 lb A-frame,
100,000 deck load, trawl winch with 9000 m 9/16 inch wire, 30 berths, 30 day
endurance, experience with mooring operations.

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