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  SEEPS 13  -  2013  -  Atlantis  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Dimensions: The role of viruses in structuring biodiversity in methanotrophic marine ecosystems Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: David L. Valentine, UCSB Project Institution: UCSB
Project ID: 102510 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 5/31/2010 2:24:00 AM Created By: David L. Valentine
Date Last Modified: 8/17/2010 11:29:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - 1046144 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: 1) Setting up a series of in-situ incubations at methane seeps off Southern California
2) Sample Collection including sediments and microbial mats, as well as long-term deployments.
Summary of Facility Requirements: HOV or ROV, with preference for HOV. Need to perform fine scale manipulations at sea floor associated with in-situ stable isotope probing incubations. Require collection of incubations at sea floor and rapid return to the overlying vessel for processing and experimentation. Max depth to be ~ 900m for incubations. We also require a radiation van on the host vessel.
Summary of other requirements and comments: The requirments for the proposed maniputlations at the sea floor are best matched with Alvin's capabilities. These include fine scale manipulation for gas injections, as well as rapid return to the host vessel after sample collection is complete.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1003830 Created By: David L. Valentine
Date Last Modified: 5/31/2010 2:24:00 AM Date Submitted: 5/31/2010 2:24:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2013 Ship/Facility: Atlantis
Optimum Start Date: 7/15/2013 Dates to Avoid: Cruise will double as a UCSB course as a Broader Impact criteria, and these are optimal dates for the capstone cruise. Also, this time window provides optimal weather for submarine deployment success in these waters.
Earliest Start Date: 6/1/2013 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/13/2013 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
9 2 1 2 14
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 double as a UCSB course as a Broader Impact criteria, and these are optimal dates for the capstone cruise to enable participation by ~ 15 students. Also, this time window provides optimal weather for submarine deployment and recovery success in these waters.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
S. California
Description of Op Area: Santa Monica and Santa Barbara Basins - cold seeps
Op Area Size/Dia.: 75
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
36.924° N / 123.707° W map
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36.924° N / 123.707° W 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
San Diego, CA, USA None San Diego, CA, 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: David L. Valentine, UCSB
# in Science Party 22 # 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 Science party will consist of PI and project personnell, as well as undergraduates enrolled in a field studies course (as done for the PI's past three cruises to this area). 24 hour operations are anticipated.
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.

Methane oxidation rate measurements will be performed with either 14C and or 3H.

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)
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.

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