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  North Pond  -  2014  -  JASON  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: The Basalt-Hosted Biosphere at North Pond,
A Subseafloor Mid-Atlantic Ridge-Flank Microbial Observatory
Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Katrina J. Edwards, USC Project Institution: USC
Project ID: 102697 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 9/20/2010 1:14:00 PM Created By: Katrina J. Edwards
Date Last Modified: 1/31/2013 10:56:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/ODP - 1060634 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: This proposal
focuses on post-drilling activities that will be achieved using a non-IODP ship and ROV for establishing
and serving CORKed observatories. More specifically we propose two field seasons to:
- Recover short-term microbial and geochemical samplers that will be deployed on the
wellheads of three CORKed boreholes that will be drilled and established during Exp. 336;
- Download data from physical sensors and collect fluids from the different subseafloor
hydrologic horizons;
- Deploy sensors and samplers during the first cruise (Yr1) and recover them during the
second cruise (Yr2);
- Deploy new sensors and samplers during the Yr2 that will operate for additional years;
- Conduct a microbial and geochemical analytical program;
- Use multi-disciplinary data to document the evolution of borehole conditions
Summary of Facility Requirements: ROV Jason
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Collaborative Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1004148 Created By: Katrina J. Edwards
Date Last Modified: 1/31/2013 10:56:00 AM Date Submitted: 9/20/2010 1:14:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2014 Ship/Facility: JASON
Optimum Start Date: 3/28/2014 Dates to Avoid: The Merian has been scheduled already, so our flexibility is minimal. That said, these dates, like with the UNOLs system, are still subject to change.

I am not sure of how long the mobilization and demobilization will take for Jason on Merian, so this is not accounted for in our time estimate - only the transit and science.
Earliest Start Date:   Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date:   Other Ship(s): This expedition will be on the German research vessel Merian. The ship time and scheduling has been granted.

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
16 0 0 12 28
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
Yes Interval: 12 mo # of Cruises: 2

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: The science and length of cruise are anticipated to be the same. The ship is anticipated to be the merian again, but the german research council only funds on an annual cycle.
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
water depth on site 4500 meters requires Jason.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
22°N MAR
Description of Op Area: CORK servicing of IODP installations, to be in place 2011 (Fall); fluid sampling, well-head installations. Shallow sediment coring, heat flow measurements, outcrop (basalt) sampling.
Op Area Size/Dia.: ~10 km^2
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
22° N / 40° W map
77 map
NA10 map
22° N / 40° W map
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NA10 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
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal Ponta Delgada, Azores (Acores), Portugal None
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: Katrina J. Edwards, USC
# in Science Party 26 # of different science teams 2 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements
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)
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)
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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