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  Seamount FeOBs  -  2014  -  Roger Revelle  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Ecology of Microbial Mats at Seamount Associated Fe-rich Hydrothermal Vent Systems. Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Craig L. Moyer, WWU - Biology Project Institution: WWU - Biology
Project ID: 103096 Version #: 8
Date Submitted: 8/12/2011 8:00:00 PM Created By: Craig L. Moyer
Date Last Modified: 11/20/2014 3:51:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - 1155756 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: To assess the structure and function of iron-oxidizing bacteria (FeOB) through the sampling of microbial mats at known hydrothermal vent sites. Our plan is to conduct field sampling at NW Eifuku along the northern Mariana Arc in year 1 and then Loihi Seamount (Hawaii) in year 2. We will conduct our targeted sampling with ROV Jason 2 and accomplish high resolution mapping of these vent sites using AUV Sentry.
Summary of Facility Requirements: ROV Jason 2
AUV Sentry
Hydrographic winch
EM 300
Summary of other requirements and comments: We will require -80oC ultrafreezer space on board ship. This will be extra important for the first year cruise as dry ice shipping is NOT possible from Guam and samples will have to remain on board and be shipped from an alternative port of opportunity at a later date.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1004863 Created By: Craig L. Moyer
Date Last Modified: 5/24/2013 4:10:00 PM Date Submitted: 8/12/2011 8:00:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2014 Ship/Facility: Roger Revelle
Optimum Start Date: 2/15/2014 Dates to Avoid: After May the likelihood of typhoon season significantly increases! We definitely don't want to wait till summer due to this weather issue.
Earliest Start Date: 1/15/2014 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 5/15/2014 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
14 0 0 4 18
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises: 1

Description of Repeating cruise requirements:
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Another vessel that can carry Jason 2 along with at least 26 scientists plus ~10 members of Jason team would also be acceptable. Possibility is good that this cruise will be extended a few days by NOAA, we are excited about the prospect of having our NOAA colleagues involved with this cruise to the Mariana Arc/Backarc.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
NW Eifuku
Description of Op Area: Northern Mariana Arc with NW Eifuku as primary target. Additional site (Fryer Site) requested closer to port along southern Mariana trough.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 100
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
21.5° N / 144° E map
94 map
NP10 map
13° N / 143.5° E map
58 map
NP10 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
Apra Harbor, Guam None Apra Harbor, Guam
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: Craig L. Moyer, WWU - Biology
# in Science Party 26 # 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 This is for science party only, Jason Technicians would also have to be accommodated.
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.

Need to be able to accommodate Jason-2 and Sentry, which includes need for subsurface positioning network.

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 AUVSelected 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.
We plan to use both ROV Jason 2 and AUV Sentry, with Jason accomplishing our sampling and Sentry doing the high resolution mapping. The "science days required" listed above are ROV dive days on station, so port and transit days would have to be added.

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