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  JFR flank hydrogeo  -  2013  -  Global  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Completion of single- and cross-hole hydrogeologic experiments on the eastern flank of the Juan de Fuca Ridge using a borehole network Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Andrew T. Fisher, UCSC Project Institution: UCSC
Project ID: 102412 Version #: 3
Date Submitted: 2/17/2010 2:11:00 AM Created By: Andrew T. Fisher
Date Last Modified: 7/27/2012 4:03:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/ODP - 1031808 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: We request support for two dive programs, in Summer 2011 and 2013 (deferred from 2012 because of mechanical problems), one and three years following drilling in Summer 2010 (IODP Expedition 327). The total ship/dive time requested is 23 days, 11 in 2011 and 12 in 2013, including contingency time for weather and mechanical delays. Tasks to be completed in Summer 2011 include: (a) download pressure data, (b) collect borehole fluid samples from depth at the wellheads, (c) exchange wellhead OsmoSamplers at Sites 1301, 1027, and SR-2, (d) deploy automated microbial fluid samplers on one or more wellheads, (e) attach an autonomous flow meter to the CORK in Hole 1362B, and (f) open a ball valve, initiating a cross-hole experiment through long-term free flow from the wellhead. We anticipate fluid discharge at 5–10 L/s from the open valve for the subsequent year. Tasks in Summer 2013 will be similar, except that we will recover the flow meter and close the ball valve at 1362B, allowing formation pressure to recover, which comprises a second part of the cross-hole test. We will also deploy a flowmeter on the ball valve on Hole 1362A. Additional analytical (lab, computational) work will determine fluid and microbial characteristics, and evaluate coupled fluid-thermal-chemical flow processes in the crust. Both dive programs will include significant education, outreach and communication (EOC) components, comprising (along with a major EOC program now being planned for IODP Exp. 327) an opportunity for long-term engagement by non-scientists on ship and shore.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will require a global class research vessel with Jason, or could possibly work with the new Alvin. Preference for Jason explained on following page. We also request scheduling within early part of weather window because several of us have another expedition (with Jason) scheduled for Fall 2013, need to use some of the same equipment.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1003678 Created By: Andrew T. Fisher
Date Last Modified: 7/27/2012 4:03:00 PM Date Submitted: 2/17/2010 2:11:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2013 Ship/Facility: Global
Optimum Start Date: 6/17/2013 Dates to Avoid: optimal weather window is summer, but several co-PIs have another cruise in Fall 2013, so would be much better to start this expedition near front end of the weather window. Thanks.
Earliest Start Date: 6/15/2012 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/1/2012 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
12 2 2 2 18
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:
We request global class ship with ROV Jason. We could work with Alvin, have done well with the submersible in past years, but Jason is a better fit for our operations for several reasons, including bottom time efficiency for what amount to engineering operations (24-36 hour dives work best), close proximity of all work sites (so ROV transits are minimized), ability to get input from multiple researchers and pilots during operations and visual inspection of CORKs, ability to launch/recover multiple elevators during a single dive, and planned use of Jason with similar systems Fall 2013 on a separate program (can verify functionality of systems with Jason, make modifications if needed). We are checking both Alvin and Jason boxes below, but do prefer Jason. Thanks.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Description of Op Area: ODP/IODP sites 1026, 1027, 1301, 1362
Op Area Size/Dia.: 2
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
47° N / 128° W map
157 map
NP09 map
47° N / 128° 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 or Astoria would work well, or any other port with a similar transit to work sites (about 1 day).

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Andrew T. Fisher, UCSC
# in Science Party 28 # of different science teams 5 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements scientists and students from several labs, education and outreach personnel. Assume will have two techs/IT operators from operator. Other spaces needed for Jason team (generally 10)
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 DivingSelected 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.

UH group will be running tracer experiments with 14C-labeled acetate, to examine microbial cycling, carbon uptake, etc.

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)
Selected 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)
Selected 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.

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