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  OOI-O&M  -  2015  -  Thomas G. Thompson  
  Project Information  
Project Title: OOI-O&M Slope Base (PN1A) and Southern Hydrate Ridge (PN1B) Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Delaney OOI Project Team, UW Project Institution: UW
Project ID: 102091 Version #: 3
Date Submitted: 7/11/2009 5:47:00 PM Created By: Brian D. Ittig
Date Last Modified: 6/25/2014 4:29:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF-OOI/OOI - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Operations and Maintenance activity of secondary infrastructure at Southern Hydrate (PN1A) Ridge and the Slope Base (PN1 A) cabled sites.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Use of the R/V Thomas G. Thompson to meet berthing and deck layout requirements. Needs to be back to back with other O&M cruise for efficiency of cost and mobilization
Summary of other requirements and comments: Transmission of live video from ship to shore-shore. Requires ROV with heavy lift (4000 lb) capabilities, ability to recover and redeploy secondary nodes, lay cable, and recover -redeploy sensors.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1003071 Created By: Brian D. Ittig
Date Last Modified: 9/24/2012 11:50:00 AM Date Submitted: 7/11/2009 5:47:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2015 Ship/Facility: Thomas G. Thompson
Optimum Start Date: 8/1/2015 Dates to Avoid: Cruise will need firm mob/demob schedule to comply with OOI scheduling requirements. May 2015 because of the weather window. ROV work requires optimal weather window. Initial RSN O&M activity is scheduled in June 2015.
Earliest Start Date: 8/1/2015 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/1/2015 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
18 2 1 2 23
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:
Cruise will need firm mob/demob schedule to comply with OOI scheduling requirements. Initial RSN O&M activity is scheduled in June 2015 using the R/V Thomas G. Thompson and the ROV.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Hydrate Ridge
Description of Op Area: Hydrate Ridge on the Juan de Fuca Plate.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 30km
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
44.466667° N / 125.183333° W map
157 map
NP09 map
44.466667° N / 125.183333° W map
157 map
NP09 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
Seattle, WA, USA None Seattle, WA, 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: John R. Delaney, UW
# in Science Party 38 # 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 Full contingent of science party will be needed due to requirements of having scientists, engineers, ROV Team and observers.
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
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)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 JasonSelected 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.
Requires the use of and ROV with heavy lift (4000 lb) capabilities, ability to recover and deploy secondary nodes, lay cable and recover and redeploy sensors.

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