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  Scintillation Exp  -  2016  -  Thomas G. Thompson  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Reciprocal Acoustic Scintillation Instrumentation for monitoring hydrothermal plume dynamics at the Main Endeavour vent Field cabled observatory Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Daniela Di Iorio, Georgia Project Institution: Georgia
Project ID: 103792 Version #: 3
Date Submitted: 2/8/2013 9:03:00 PM Created By: Daniela Di Iorio
Date Last Modified: 5/7/2014 12:30:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/OTIC - 1334124 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Field work will consist of deploying specialized instrumentation on the NEPTUNE Canada observatory at the Endeavour segment of the Juan de Fuca Ridge using the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) ROPOS. Two mooring arrays will need to be deployed from the ship either in a controlled manner using the ROV or elevators, or dropped from the ship in some drop location away from the Main Endeavour vent field. The latter method would then require the ROV to locate the moorings and move them to their deployment location (moorings would have transponder beacons). Moorings will have sensitive ceramic transducers and care must be made in handling them during the deployment. It is anticipated that the instrumentation will remain for 5 years beyond the funded proposal. As such it is a requirement from NEPTUNE Canada that 1 day of ship time be reserved for the recovery.
Summary of Facility Requirements: The ROV ROPOS is the designated vehicle for deployment of instrumentation on the NEPTUNE Canada observatory.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Collaborative Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1006044 Created By: Daniela Di Iorio
Date Last Modified: 5/7/2014 12:30:00 PM Date Submitted: 2/8/2013 9:03:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2016 Ship/Facility: Thomas G. Thompson
Optimum Start Date: 7/1/2016 Dates to Avoid: Window of good weather opportunity is the summer. After Sept 15 the weather may not be good on the Juan de Fuca Ridge
Earliest Start Date: 6/1/2016 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/15/2016 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
3 0 0 0 3
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:
The RV Thomson G. Thompson has been used for NEPTUNE Canada installations and the Seattle port for this ship is close to Victoria BC in case NEPTUNE requires an intermediate port stop.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Endeavour Ridge
Description of Op Area: The Main Endeavour vent Field on the Endeavour Ridge segment of the Juan de Fuca Ridge
Op Area Size/Dia.: 1.0 nautical mile diameter
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
47.95° N / 129.1° W map
157 map
NP09 map
47.95° N / 129.1° W map
157 map
NP09 map
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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
Seattle, WA, USA None Seattle, WA, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
The home port for the RV Thomson G. Thompson is in Seattle WA which is close to Victoria BC where NEPTUNE Canada is based.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Kate Moran, UVic
# in Science Party 4 # of different science teams 2 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements Science party consists of PI, instrument developer, research technician, one graduate student . The other science team consists of the NEPTUNE Canada personnel and technicians.
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.

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 JasonSelected 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.
ROV ROPOS is the designated vehicle for manipulating instruments on the NEPTUNE Canada observatory

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