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  Mariana SEMFR  -  2011  -  Global  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research:
The Southeast Mariana Forearc Rifts and Southernmost Mariana Trough
Spreading Center: New Insights into the Tectonics and Magmatism of Intraoceanic Arcs
Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Stern, UTD Project Institution: UTD
Project ID: 102185 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 8/17/2009 3:35:00 PM Created By: Robert J. Stern
Date Last Modified: 6/23/2010 1:56:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/MGG - 0961352 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: MG&G work in S. Marianas, natural port is Guam. Use deep-towed sonar system (IMI-120), dredge, wax-core
Summary of Facility Requirements: towed magnetometer (in case we have a chance to use it on transits, etc.)
Gravimeter (this should just run continuously, Melville has one, not sure about Revelle)
Fiber optic wire and mechanical dredging wire (capable or reaching 6000 m) which means they probably need a full spool (~10,000 m)
On Melville will need FO portable traction winch plus mechanical wire on ship's winch on Revelle will need both FO and Mechanical Wire winches.
Dredge (spares?)
Wax Core (spares?)
pinger (spare?)
rock saw and blades
Dynamic Positioning,
Multibeam System,
Summary of other requirements and comments: We will be using the IMI-120 (deep-tow sonar) and will attach MAPRs to tow cable and dredge/wax core wire. request two deck technicians. At times there will be a lot of deck activity (when switching over between deep-tow and dredging and during the dredging). This may be a lot for one deck tech to handle alone as they usually have to oversee these operations.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1003279 Created By: Robert J. Stern
Date Last Modified: 8/17/2009 3:35:00 PM Date Submitted: 8/17/2009 3:35:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2011 Ship/Facility: Global
Optimum Start Date: 3/1/2011 Dates to Avoid: Avoid Aug 1-Nov 1 for Typhoon
Earliest Start Date: 3/1/2010 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 2/28/2011 Other Ship(s): Typhoons are bad for ship ops

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
30 3 2 2 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:
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
S. Marianas
Description of Op Area:
Op Area Size/Dia.: 100 x 100
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
11.5° N / 143° E map
58 map
NP10 map
13.5° N / 144° E map
58 map
NP10 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
Apra Harbor, Guam None Apra Harbor, Guam
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: Robert J. Stern, UTD
# in Science Party 1 # 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 We request two deck technicians. At times there will be a lot of deck activity (when switching over between deep-tow and dredging and during the dredging). This may be a lot for one deck tech to handle alone as they usually have to oversee these operations.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPSelected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Selected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireUnselected Stern A-frameSelected Fiber Optic (.681)Unselected 0.680 Coax Wire
Unselected SCUBA DivingUnselected Radioisotope use - briefly describeUnselected NO Radioisotope use/Natural level workSelected Other Operator Provided Inst. - Describe
1 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

MAPS - sensors for hydrothermal plumes, attached to FO or dredge wire.

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)Selected 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.
Described in NSF proposal

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