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  Line Islands Coring  -  2012  -  Marcus Langseth  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Coring the Line Islands Ridge for Paleoceanographic Research Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Jean Lynch-Stieglitz, GaTech Project Institution: GaTech
Project ID: 103080 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 8/12/2011 10:36:00 AM Created By: Jean Lynch-Stieglitz
Date Last Modified: 4/5/2012 5:11:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/MGG - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: We propose geophysical surveys of select portions of the Line Island Ridge in order to select sites for sediment coring. We will be taking gravity, piston, and multi-cores and will also be making some water column measurements using CTD/Rosette. The aim of this work is to collect materials for paleoceanographic studies in this region.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We request use of the Oregon StateUniversity Coring Group funded through the Ship Facilities Program of NSF. From the OSU group, we will need the large (4" diameter) piston corers, gravity corers, a multi-corer, MST, a refrigerated core container, standardcore supplies (core liners, storage tubes, etc.), standard sediment description instruments (microscope, etc.), a core cutter, and shipboard coring support. Our shipboard science party will be responsible for all analysis and processing of cores (including core cutting, labeling, and curation).

We will also need CTD/rosette, Multibeam swath bathymetry, compressor capability and high resolution MCS system, and Chirp seismic system.

Coring and surveying operations will be taking place around the clock.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1004826 Created By: Jean Lynch-Stieglitz
Date Last Modified: 8/12/2011 10:36:00 AM Date Submitted: 8/12/2011 10:36:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2012 Ship/Facility: Marcus Langseth
Optimum Start Date: 4/15/2012 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 4/1/2012 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 6/1/2012 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
16 1 1 10 28
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:
Other ships (e.g. Knorr or Revelle) would also be appropriate for this work. Doing the work on the Langseth will enable a 2012 cruise.

OSU coring group may need additional mom/demob days to install equipment on the Marcus Langseth
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Line Islands
Description of Op Area: Northern Line Islands Ridge
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
2° S / 150° W map
315 map
SP02 map
12° N / 175° W map
54 map
NP11 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
Honolulu, HI, USA None Honolulu, HI, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Honolulu is our preferred port. Other ports will require substantial additional cost for shipping cores and equipment.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Jean Lynch-Stieglitz, GaTech
# in Science Party 30 # 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 Science party (PIs, students, other investigators): 23
Oregon State Coring Group: 5 (estimate)
Shipboard technicians: 2 (estimate)
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPSelected MultibeamSelected 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.

We request use of the Oregon State University Coring Group funded through
the Ship Facilities Program of NSF. From the OSU group, we will need the
large (4" diameter) piston corers, gravity corers, a multi-corer, MST, a
refrigerated core container, standard core supplies (core liners, storage
tubes, etc.), standard sediment description instruments (microscope, etc.), a
core cutter, and shipboard coring support.

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/telemetrySelected 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 groupSelected 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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