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  Cascadia2010  -  2010  -  Thomas G. Thompson  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Investigations of the Updip Limit of the Cascadia Seismogenic Zone Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey J. McGuire, WHOI Project Institution: WHOI
Project ID: 102124 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 7/31/2009 5:47:00 PM Created By: Jeffrey J. McGuire
Date Last Modified: 2/16/2010 9:32:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/MGG - 0960879 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: 5 day cruise requested to deploy 10 ocean bottom seismometers offshore of Vancouver Island in summer of 2010 and a second 5 day cruise requested to recover them in summer of 2011
Summary of Facility Requirements: Hull transducer for acoustics, multibeam desireable, sufficient deck space for lab van and 10 OBSs. Science party will be relatively small <=10.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1003137 Created By: Jeffrey J. McGuire
Date Last Modified: 7/31/2009 5:47:00 PM Date Submitted: 7/31/2009 5:47:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2010 Ship/Facility: Thomas G. Thompson
Optimum Start Date: 6/1/2010 Dates to Avoid: Work is offshore of Vancouver Island Canada, so the weather window is roughly June-September.
Earliest Start Date: 6/1/2010 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date:   Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
4 2 2 1 9
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
Yes Interval: 1 year # of Cruises: 2

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: two cruises 1 year apart are requested; 1 in summer 2010, 1 in summer 2011; The objective of the first is to deploy 10 Ocean Bottom Seismometers, the objective of the second is to recover them.
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
We are attempting to overlap our deployment with a experiment being conducted by JAMSTEC and NEPTUNE-Canada. To maximize overlap, we need the first cruise to be early in the 2010 weather window (June/July).
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Description of Op Area: Offshore Vancouver Island on the continental slope. Roughly a 50 by 20 km area around the NEPTUNE observatory nodes.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 30 by 10
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
48.7° N / 126.5° W map
157 map
NP09 map
48.7° N / 126.5° W map
157 map
NP09 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
Seattle, WA, USA None Seattle, WA, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Seattle to Seattle would minimze the number of ship days.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Jeffrey J. McGuire, 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 Approximately 4 OBS technicians and 6 scientist/students would participate.
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 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.
The OBSs we will use are not part of the OBSIP facility.

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