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  Cascadia 2D Seismic  -  2012  -  Marcus Langseth  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: A Short, Open-Access 2D MCS Acquisition Program off Washington State Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: W. S. Holbrook, UWYO Project Institution: UWYO
Project ID: 102995 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 7/14/2011 2:12:00 PM Created By: W. S. Holbrook
Date Last Modified: 4/5/2012 5:24:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/MGG - 1150628 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: We propose a cruise of R/V Langseth to acquire new 2D seismic data on the WA continental margin. The survey will consist of nine 115-km-long seismic lines, from just seaward of the trench to the upper continental shelf as close to the coast as possible. We will use the 8-km-streamer and shoot the full airgun array (36-gun, 6600 sources every 50 m. The proposed cruise plan has one 10-day leg of Langseth,
Summary of Facility Requirements: We require the R/V Langseth, as it is the only UNOLS vessel capable of conducting deep seismic reflection work. We will use the 8-km-long streamer and the full gun array (36 guns). We will also conduct ADCP, multibeam, and XBT deployments.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1004668 Created By: W. S. Holbrook
Date Last Modified: 7/14/2011 2:12:00 PM Date Submitted: 7/14/2011 2:12:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2012 Ship/Facility: Marcus Langseth
Optimum Start Date: 7/1/2012 Dates to Avoid: The delicacy of seismic operations will require summer weather. Seasonal whale migrations should also be avoided.
Earliest Start Date: 6/1/2012 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/15/2012 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
10 0 0 2 12
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: Continental margin off Grays Harbor, Washington (U.S. Pacific Northwest). The cruise will take place in a ~50 km by 115 km region extending from the mid-shelf to the trench.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 1000
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
46.5° N / 126° W map
157 map
NP09 map
47° N / 124.5° W map
157 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
Astoria, OR, USA None Astoria, OR, 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: W. S. Holbrook, UWYO
# in Science Party 14 # 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 require the standard complement of LDEO technicians in 2D mode (airgun technicians, science officer, navigation tech, computer systems manager, etc.). The science party size includes two co-chief scientists and twelve additional participants at any one time. This will be an open-participation cruise; i.e., students and early-career researchers will apply to sail, similar to an IODP leg. (Applications will be vetted by MLSOC.)
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPSelected MultibeamSelected 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.

As a seismic cruise, this must be permitted by NSF and approved by NMFS prior to sailing.

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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