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  AlvinUpgrade_SVC  -  2013  -  Atlantis  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Science Verification Cruise for the Alvin HOV following upgrade. Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Peter R. Girguis, Harvard Project Institution: Harvard
Project ID: 102571 Version #: 6
Date Submitted: 7/28/2010 2:28:00 PM Created By: Christopher German
Date Last Modified: 1/25/2013 7:07:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/IPS - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: This cruise will aim to engage a range of interested scientists from across the US HOV-user community to conduct a series of scientific investigations that will make increasingly complex demands of the upgraded Alvin HOV in Spring 2013, in pursuit of real-world scientific objectives, to demonstrate the effectiveness of the new vehicle and its readiness to resume National Deep Submergence Facility operations.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will need the use of the RV Atlantis and the new upgraded version of the Alvin HOV - the cruise needs to follow the engineering seatrials of the vehicle (currently planned for early 2013) but should precede any scheduling of funded NDSF use of the vehicle to allow THIS cruise to be undertaken to ensure that the new science payloads etc are functioning correctly and as intended, ready for science usage.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1003935 Created By: Christopher German
Date Last Modified: 1/24/2013 5:41:00 PM Date Submitted: 7/28/2010 2:28:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2013 Ship/Facility: Atlantis
Optimum Start Date: 5/1/2013 Dates to Avoid: Needs to follow engineering test dives of the Alvin Upgrade vehicle (PI J.Hickey, WHOI).
Earliest Start Date: 4/1/2013 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 5/10/2013 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
30 0 0 0 30
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:
The ship required will be the Atlantis as the support ship for the HOV Alvin. This cruise needs, ideally, to immediately follow the engineering trials cruise that will be led by Pat Hickey (Operations Manager for the Alvin HOV) and should precede any further cruises that are to be scheduled to make use of the Alvin HOV once it re-enters National Deep Submergence Facility service.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
GoMex ± CayRise
Description of Op Area: Florida Escarpment cold seeps (Gulf of Mexico) +/- Von Damm hydrothermal vent site, Mid Cayman Rise - precise areas to be decided according to co-PIs' interested, still to be confirmed.
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
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
St. George's, Bermuda None St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Starting Port: Bermuda or Florida - We know that the preceding (engineering dives) trials cruise will start and end in Bermuda, hence that is the most efficient start point for this cruise. End Port - Florida?

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Peter R. Girguis, Harvard
# in Science Party 24 # 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 expect demand to participate in this cruise to be high.
4 Agencies reps, 4 DESSC evaluators and up to 16 science users - hence the full complement of science berths including shared staterooms with both SSSGs is proposed.
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)
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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