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  SeepC Mooring/MOCNES  -  2013  -  Hugh R. Sharp  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Connectivity in western Atlantic seep populations:
Oceanographic and life-history processes underlying genetic structure
Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Cindy L. Van Dover, DUML Project Institution: DUML
Project ID: 103768 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 2/4/2013 1:35:00 PM Created By: Cindy L. Van Dover
Date Last Modified: 2/4/2013 4:11:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - OCE-1031050 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: This request covers only mooring deployments and recoveries and MOCNESS sampling on regional vessels. These cruise requests are in addition to our SEEPC REVISED requests for Jason and Sentry submitted 12/12.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will need a MOCNESS system (with tech) for pelagic sampling. Will also be deploying or recovering moorings. Note that the Brine Pool and Alaminos Canyon moorings will be recovered during our proposed Jason cruises, summer of 2014.
Summary of other requirements and comments: The timing of these cruises depends on successful recovery of moorings in May 2013 from Trinidad and Tobago. If those moorings are not recovered, we will need to regroup.

Chief Scientists for 2014 and 2015 cruises remain to be determined.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1006013 Created By: Cindy L. Van Dover
Date Last Modified: 2/4/2013 4:11:00 PM Date Submitted: 2/4/2013 1:35:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2013 Ship/Facility: Hugh R. Sharp
Optimum Start Date: 10/10/2013 Dates to Avoid: To recover moorings deployed in October 2012 for 1-year deployment plus undertake a MOCNESS tow at each site.
Earliest Start Date: 10/1/2013 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 10/30/2013 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
2 1 1 2 6
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 wish to recover two moorings (one at Cape Fear Diapir, one at Blake Ridge Diapir) We also wish to conduct one MOCNESS tow at each site, with stable time post tow for sorting samples (i.e., not transit).
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Atlantic Seeps
Description of Op Area: Blake Ridge Diapir
32 29.69922 -76 11.45748; 2161 m
Cape Fear Diapir
32 29.69922 -76 11.45748; 2600 m
Op Area Size/Dia.: 10 nmi radius for each site
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
NA06 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
Morehead City, NC, USA Morehead City, NC, USA 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: David Eggleston, NCSU
# in Science Party 15 # 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 1 UNOLS pool tech for MOCNESS
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected 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.

MOCNESS (1-m opening, 153 micron mesh)

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)
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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