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  VentCam/DEMS  -  2013  -  Atlantis  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Developing New Instrumentation to Accurately Measure the Heat and Mass Flux of Hydrothermal Fluids Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Timothy Crone, LDEO Project Institution: LDEO
Project ID: 103368 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 4/26/2012 1:38:00 PM Created By: Timothy Crone
Date Last Modified: 4/26/2012 1:38:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/OTIC - 1131455 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: We are requesting seven (7) days of time with ROV Jason and R/V Atlantis for the testing and deployment of two seafloor camera systems that measure fluid flow in mid-ocean ridge systems. We will be deploying the camera systems for short tests, recovering them, and then deploying them again for a longer test period, up to several weeks. We will be recovering both instruments at the end of our time at the vent field in question.

Our first choice for the location of the deployment is Axial Volcano. The recent eruption makes this a particularly interesting location for our work. Additionally, new bathymetry data and photomosaics collected at Axial as part of the OOI program will greatly aid our ability to plan our fieldwork effort.

Although Axial is our first choice, we are flexible as far as where we would like to deploy these instruments. We only require that the sites have well-characterized venting and have both focused and diffuse flow in close proximity. Potential alternate locations include 9-50N on EPR, Main Endeavor Field, and Lucky Strike or TAG on the MAR.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We need the ROV Jason and a ship that can launch and recover this vehicle. We also need an elevator for the deployment of one of the camera systems.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Collaborative Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1005342 Created By: Timothy Crone
Date Last Modified: 4/26/2012 1:38:00 PM Date Submitted: 4/26/2012 1:38:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2013 Ship/Facility: Atlantis
Optimum Start Date: 6/10/2013 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 1/10/2013 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/31/2013 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
7 1 1 4 13
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:
Ideally we would be paired with other science parties so the number of days on site is longer than 7 days. We could use 4 days nearer to the beginning of the cruise and the rest near the end to maximize the length of instrument testing.

The work area below (Axial) is simply our first choice. As mentioned above, we can accomplish this work at any seafloor vent field with both high-temperature focused flow and diffuse venting in close proximity.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Axial Volcano
Description of Op Area: Axial Volcano
Op Area Size/Dia.: 1
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
NP09 map
NP09 map
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
Newport, OR, USA None Newport, OR, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Any other port proximal to Axial Volcano is fine.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Timothy Crone, LDEO
# in Science Party 6 # 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 I did not include the deep submergence personnel in this list.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPUnselected 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.

We need a ship that can deploy and recover the Jason vehicle.

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.

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