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  Mantle Volatiles  -  2018  -  Atlantis  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Coupling Mantle Volatiles, Eruption Dynamics, and Tectonics on the Mid Atlantic Ridge Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Mark D. Kurz, WHOI Project Institution: WHOI
Project ID: 103504 Version #: 11
Date Submitted: 8/9/2012 11:44:00 AM Created By: Mark D. Kurz
Date Last Modified: 1/5/2017 11:48:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/MGG - 1259218 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Sea going work involves use of Alvin for rock collection and sea floor observations, and Sentry for sea floor mapping on the R/V Atlantis.
Summary of Facility Requirements: In addition to HOV Alvin, we will require ship's multibeam system and AUV Sentry for seafloor mapping. We will bring WHOI Towcam for seafloor photography.
Summary of other requirements and comments: Note that this project was originally planned for Spring 2014 using R/V Knorr and ROV Jason.
Please note the weather window of February through May to avoid hurricane season and also North Atlantic winter storm season.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1005540 Created By: Mark D. Kurz
Date Last Modified: 1/5/2017 11:48:00 AM Date Submitted: 8/9/2012 11:44:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2018 Ship/Facility: Atlantis
Optimum Start Date: 5/1/2018 Dates to Avoid: Please avoid weather windows where HOV use would be limited.
Allowable weather window: February through May. Please no hurricane season!
Earliest Start Date: 2/15/2018 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 5/15/2018 Other Ship(s): None

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
19 1 1 7 28
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: Weather window in work area: Mid February to early June, based on past hurricane tracks.
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Weather window in work area: Mid February to early June, based on past hurricane tracks
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
MAR 14 N
Description of Op Area: Mid Atlantic Ridge, ridge axis between 13.2 and 14.5 N
Op Area Size/Dia.: 60 x 30 nm
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
13.2° N / 45.3° W map
41 map
NA10 map
14.5° N / 44.8° W map
41 map
NA10 map
  Show Degrees Minutes    
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.)
No foreign clearances required
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Bridgetown, Barbados None, Bridgetown, Barbados
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Barbados has been used in the past..

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Mark D. Kurz, WHOI
# in Science Party 29 # of different science teams 3 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements Alvin Operations require 10 support people, Sentry will require 5 peoople, Towcam will require 1 support person, and 14 people in the science party
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPSelected MultibeamUnselected 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.

HOV Alvin for seafloor sampling, AUV Sentry for seafloor mapping, TowCam for Seafloor photography

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)
Selected AlvinUnselected Clelia (HBOI)Unselected JSL I & II (HBOI)Unselected Other HOV
Other Facility
Selected 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.
The main tool for sampling the seafloor will be HOV Alvin (WHOI). We will also deploy AUV Sentry and WHOI Towcam for seafloor mapping and photography.

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