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  JFR CORKS  -  2014  -  Global  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Completing single- and cross-hole hydrogeologic and microbial experiments: Juan de Fuca Flank Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Charles G. Wheat, UAF_CFOS Project Institution: UAF_CFOS
Project ID: 103566 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 8/10/2012 5:05:00 PM Created By: Charles G. Wheat
Date Last Modified: 6/2/2013 12:53:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/ODP - 1260548 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Specifically, we request ship and ROV support to complete the final phase of borehole monitoring, sampling, and experiments (Table 2). At the center of these studies are the cross-hole tracer experiments (begun on IODP Expedition 327 in 2010), and the long-term, multi-dimensional, cross-hole flow experiment (begun on AT18-07 in Summer 2011). Completing the tracer experiment requires recovery of downhole sampling and measurement systems so that we can quantify the presence of dissolved gas, ions, and particle tracers in the years following tracer injection. This is best done in Summer 2014, after these systems have been deployed for four years, recording a long period of geochemical response following drilling, CORK installation, and tracer injection. Experience has shown that it can take two years or more for borehole conditions to recover fully from the perturbation associated with drilling, casing, and other operations, and this should also allow for (virtually) complete dissipation of the tracer plume and return to background conditions.
We will also complete a final round of wellhead fluid and microbial sampling in 2014, download pressure data from all CORKs, recover the remaining OsmoSampler systems deployed on wellheads, recover the wellhead flowmeter, and close remaining valves so that the borehole observatories are left fully sealed, functional, and ready for future work. The CORKs installed in Holes 1362A and 1362B were sampled initially in Summer 2011, and appear to be providing pristine materials from multiple crustal depths. Extending the time series of active wellhead sampling from these holes, and from Hole 1301A, will provide important information on microbial dynamics. We propose to use a 24-48 hour deployment of the autonomous GeoMICROBE sampling sled at Hole 1362A and 1362B, helping to resolve factors contributing to inter-annual variability indicated by longer-term sampling (e.g., Jungbluth et al. 2012).

To complete the proposed tasks we request ship support for an ROV dive program comprising 10 days of scientific operations, two days of transit (assumed to/from Seattle WA or Astoria, OR), one day for weather, one day for mechanical contingency, 14 at-sea days in total.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We request a global ship with the capabilities to deploy Jason (WHOI ROV). Milli Q water, -80 freezers, fume hoods, elevators, deck Space for plasma winch, electrical for plasma winch
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1005637 Created By: Charles G. Wheat
Date Last Modified: 8/10/2012 5:07:00 PM Date Submitted: 8/10/2012 5:05:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2014 Ship/Facility: Global
Optimum Start Date: 8/1/2014 Dates to Avoid: There is a distinct weather window for the North East Pacific off the coast of Washington state. Best if the expdition occurred between July1 and September 1
Earliest Start Date: 7/1/2012 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/19/2012 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
12 4 2 2 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 request the use of Jason (ROV) and need a ship with dynamic positioning and large enough to handle the winch.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
NE Pacific
Description of Op Area: Juan de Fuca CORKS on the eastern flank
Op Area Size/Dia.: 15
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
47° N / 127° W map
157 map
NP09 map
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
Astoria, OR, USA None Astoria, OR, USA
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: Charles G. Wheat, UAF_CFOS
# in Science Party 25 # of different science teams 6 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements
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.

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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