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  NoMelt  -  2011  -  Marcus Langseth  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Structure and Composition of Oceanic Lithosphere and the Lithosphere/Asthenosphere Boundary Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: James B. Gaherty, NAU Project Institution: LDEO
Project ID: 101869 Version #: 7
Date Submitted: 2/5/2009 4:16:00 PM Created By: Daniel Lizarralde
Date Last Modified: 6/8/2011 10:17:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/MGG - 0928270 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Year 1, R/V Langseth, 33 days; Honolulu-Honolulu:
OBS deployments (34 SP 27 BB), MT deployments (6), OBS airgun shooting with MCS streamer

Year 2, R/V Kilo Moana, 18 days, Honolulu-Hololulu:
OBS recoveries (27) and MT recoveries (6)
Summary of Facility Requirements: Year 1: MCS streamer and airguns, deck and lab space for OBS and MT operations
Year 2: deck and lab space for OBS and MT operations
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1002684 Created By: Daniel Lizarralde
Date Last Modified: 6/8/2011 10:17:00 AM Date Submitted: 2/5/2009 4:37:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2011 Ship/Facility: Marcus Langseth
Optimum Start Date: 11/1/2011 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 9/30/2012 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 11/26/2012 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
29 1 1 6 37
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:
I have added one science day to the request. At the time we made this request, it was my impression that a science day was a day at sea. However, as days are counted in these requests, the final science day begins at 8:00 am at the dock. (That day does can not be used for science and so should not be counted as a science day.) The math on the 29 days is thus: 28 days of science operations at sea plus one day, the 29th day, spent at the dock. Note that due to our expectation of good weather (we were hoping for a summer-time cruise) I budgeted a very modest contingency of only 1.5 days. Our plan can not afford to be short one day because of a misunderstanding about how science days are counted, particularly since we now have the worst possible weather window for this location.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
1300km S of HI
Description of Op Area: Centered at 8N 152W
Op Area Size/Dia.: 325 nautical miles diam
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
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
Honolulu, HI, USA None None
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: Daniel Lizarralde, WHOI
# in Science Party 10 # 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 Deck space for OBS van and OBS racks; lab space; MCS ops
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPSelected MultibeamSelected 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.

MCS and airgun ops; Multibeam

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)Selected 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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