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  3DMCS_NJ  -  2014  -  Marcus Langseth  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Community-Based 3D Imaging That Ties
Clinoform Geometry to Facies Successions and Neogene Sea-Level Change
Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Gregory Mountain, Rutgers EPS Project Institution: Rutgers EPS
Project ID: 103589 Version #: 4
Date Submitted: 8/14/2012 6:12:00 PM Created By: Gregory Mountain
Date Last Modified: 12/4/2013 10:23:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/MGG - 1260237 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: The Co-Pis propose to coordinate the use of R/V Marcus Langseth to acquire a 600 sq. km 3D seismic volume encompassing the 3 IODP Expedition 313 drillsites on the inner-middle shelf of the New Jersey (NJ) continental margin.
Summary of Facility Requirements: 4 streamers, each 3 km in length, spread 75 m apart, towed at 4.5 m water depths, 150 m offset between 80 sail lines each 50 km in length; 2 linear airgun arrays shooting in alternate 'flip-flop' mode; standard UKOOA navigation standards and shipboard QA/QC of system performance to evaluate extent of need for in-fill shooting
Summary of other requirements and comments: Following the recommendation of the ML Langseth community workshop report (Tahoe, Mar2010) the Co-PIs request up to 12 berths be reserved for 'scientists in training' to sail on part or all of the cruise to stand watch, participate in the operation of a complex research cruise, and take part in onboard instruction led by the Co-PIs on geology and geophysics related to the collection, processing and interpretation of 3D MCS data.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1005693 Created By: Gregory Mountain
Date Last Modified: 1/28/2013 3:47:00 PM Date Submitted: 8/14/2012 6:32:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2014 Ship/Facility: Marcus Langseth
Optimum Start Date: 7/1/2014 Dates to Avoid: early Fall + early Spring right whale migration; Oct-May weather incompatible with hi-resolution MCS goal
Earliest Start Date: 6/1/2013 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/1/2014 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
34 2 1 1 38
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:
only UNOLS vessel capable of 3D MCS that is the purpose of the cruise; high-resolution requires shallow (4.5 m or less) tow depths and that requires optimal sea state, hence fair weather
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Description of Op Area: 12x50 km rectangle straddling IODP Exp313 drillsites offshore New Jersey
Op Area Size/Dia.: ~180 sq miles
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
116 map
NA06 map
116 map
NA06 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
Newark, NJ, USA None None
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: Gregory Mountain, Rutgers EPS
# in Science Party 16 # 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
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPSelected MultibeamSelected 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)
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.

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