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  MOCHA  -  2014  -  Oceanus  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Onshore-offshore MT investigation of Cascadia margin 3D structure, segmentation, and fluid distribution Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Kerry Key, LDEO Project Institution: SIO
Project ID: 102556 Version #: 4
Date Submitted: 7/9/2010 3:13:00 PM Created By: Kerry Key
Date Last Modified: 6/24/2013 8:18:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/EAR - 1053207 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Collect 60 broadband marine magnetotelluric recordings in a grid offshore Oregon as part of a collaborative onshore/offshore study to examine the role of fluid distribution in episodic tremor and slip and seismic hazard.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Intermediate class research vessel out of Oregon (preferred) or Washington. Requires a deployment cruise and then a recovery cruise 4-6 weeks later. Summer cruise preferred to keep wave noise down on shallow water deployments on continental shelf.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1003917 Created By: Kerry Key
Date Last Modified: 6/24/2013 8:18:00 PM Date Submitted: 7/9/2010 3:13:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2014 Ship/Facility: Oceanus
Optimum Start Date: 7/1/2014 Dates to Avoid: Prefer summer months for weather since large winter sea swell causes noise on ocean bottom EM sensors deployed on continental shelf.
Earliest Start Date: 5/1/2014 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/1/2014 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
19 2 2 0 23
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
Yes Interval: 4-6 weeks # of Cruises: 2

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: A deployment cruise of 7 days to deploy 60 seafloor EM sensors. They need to record for 4-6 weeks. Then a recovery cruise of 12 days to pick them all up. We only need 1 mob and 1 demob days per cruise (so 4 in total).
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Given the need to host 60 seafloor instruments and 60 concrete anchors on the deployment leg, an intermediate class vessel such at the Oceanus or New Horizon (or larger) may be suitable in summer.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Description of Op Area: Coast to 200 km offshore Oregon 42 to 46 north
Op Area Size/Dia.: 240 by 100
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
42° N / 125° W map
157 map
NP09 map
46° N / 130° W map
158 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
Newport, OR, USA None Newport, OR, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Could operate out of Seattle or San Diego with extra transit time.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Kerry Key, LDEO
# in Science Party 12 # 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 10 scientists plus two resident technicians
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPUnselected 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.

Deck space for 60 3' x 3' instruments and deck loading of 60 concrete anchors at 200 kg each. an issue.

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.

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