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  LAUGeoMicro  -  2015  -  Melville  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Geochemical effects on the functional microbial community dynamics of hydrothermal deposits along the Eastern Lau Spreading Center Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Anna-Louise Reysenbach, PortlandState Project Institution: PortlandState
Project ID: 103286 Version #: 3
Date Submitted: 2/12/2012 11:49:00 PM Created By: Anna-Louise Reysenbach
Date Last Modified: 2/26/2014 6:55:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - 1235432 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Collection of deep-sea vent sulfide deposits and hydrothermal fluids along the Eastern Lau Spreading Center
Summary of Facility Requirements: ROV Jason or Alvin and support vessel
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1005189 Created By: Anna-Louise Reysenbach
Date Last Modified: 2/26/2014 6:55:00 PM Date Submitted: 2/12/2012 11:49:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2015 Ship/Facility: Melville
Optimum Start Date: 8/15/2015 Dates to Avoid: AVOID before May and after Sept 15 based on past expereince. The hurricane season in this area is about Oct-April.
Earliest Start Date: 4/15/2015 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/1/2015 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
15 1 1 3 20
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:
We will need transit time between the vent fields, 2 weather days, and transit between ports.
I will also be on sabbatical in Europe fall 2013-summer 2014. Of course, I would like to avoid having to cut this sabbatical short if at all possible.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
ELSC, Tonga
Description of Op Area: Eastern Lau Spreading Center, Kilo Moana, ABE, and Mariner
Op Area Size/Dia.: 400
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
20.0525° S / 176.133833° W map
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SP01 map
22.180333° S / 176.6015° W map
389 map
SP01 map
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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
Suva Harbor, Fiji Islands None Suva Harbor, Fiji Islands
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
We'd prefer to use Apia, Samoa or Suva, Fiji as our port because of shipping of cruise gear and flights. Nuku'alofa Tonga would work if needed. Transits are shorter from Tonga though Its just more expensive to fly into Tonga

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Anna-Louise Reysenbach, PortlandState
# in Science Party 12 # 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 Both for microbial and geochemical sample processing analysis and Jason van assistance. Technician is required to help coordinate operations
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.
can use Alvin or Jason. Any large support vessel would work

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