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  Cascadia Initiative  -  2015  -  Thomas G. Thompson  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Support for the Cascadia Initiative Expedition Team Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Douglas R. Toomey, Oregon Project Institution: Oregon
Project ID: 102970 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 6/21/2011 12:09:00 PM Created By: Douglas R. Toomey
Date Last Modified: 8/28/2014 1:38:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/MGG - 1139701 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Deployment and recovery of ~70 OBSs for the Cascadia Initiative. Deployments begin in 2011 with the project projected to last until 2015.

Each field season will begin with recovery of a subset of the OBSs. OBSs will be refurbished onshore, most likely in Newport, OR. Refurbishment will require at ~3 weeks of onshore time before an instrument can be redeployed.

The current STR requests 3 recovery and 3 deployment legs with one of the recovery legs using a ship with dynamic positioning. It is preferable that our first leg each year be a recovery leg using a ship with DP. This is because we anticipate that turning around TRM OBS may require more time than a standard OBS. The remaining 5 legs are staggered throughout the field season and it is likely that they will alternate between OBS deployment and recovery.
Summary of Facility Requirements: For recovery of the 20 trawl resistant mounted (TRM) OBSs a ship with dynamic positioning is required, for example, the Global class Thompson. These instruments cannot be recovered from a ship without DP.

All other deployments and recoveries can be done either on an Intermediate or Global Class ship.

If an Intermediate Class ship is used, such as the Wecoma, 5 additional legs will be required (2 for recovery of 50 other OBS) and 3 for redeployment of 70 OBS.

If a Global Class ship is used, such as the Thompson, fewer legs would be required. The stability of a Global Class ship also allows opening up the weather window a bit more and improves safety.
Summary of other requirements and comments: This request will be for operations occurring in 2012 and beyond.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1004621 Created By: Douglas R. Toomey
Date Last Modified: 8/28/2014 1:38:00 PM Date Submitted: 6/21/2011 12:09:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2015 Ship/Facility: Thomas G. Thompson
Optimum Start Date: 9/15/2015 Dates to Avoid: No earlier than June 1 due to weather and size/weight of TRM OBSs
Earliest Start Date:   Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date:   Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
14 1 1 1 17
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:
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Description of Op Area: Cascadia margin and Juan de Fuca plate
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
44.6369° N / 124.0522° W map
157 map
NP09 map
44.6369° N / 124.0522° W map
157 map
NP09 map
  Show Degrees Minutes    
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
Newport, OR, USA None 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: Douglas R. Toomey, Oregon
# 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
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPUnselected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Selected 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.

Recovery of TRM OBSs requires a ship with dynamic positioning.

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)Selected 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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