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  U.S. ECS Mapping  -  2014  -  Atlantis  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Mapping/Delineating Features for the U.S. Interagency Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) Project Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Margot Bohan, NOAA Project Institution: NOAA
Project ID: 103917 Version #: 3
Date Submitted: 5/16/2013 11:09:00 AM Created By: Margot Bohan
Date Last Modified: 1/14/2015 4:34:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NOAA/OE - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Ship time is being requested to conduct high resolution multibeam bathymetric surveys of the U.S. continental margin along the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts in fiscal year 2014. Multibeam bathymetric field surveys are a key component in developing a U.S. ECS claim, pursuant to Article 76 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). These surveys will require multibeam mapping to take place in depths of 1000-5000m. On each cruise, we anticipate launching 2 CTDs and 10 XBTs and collecting as much as 50,000 square nautical miles of hydrographic multibeam data.
Summary of Facility Requirements: To meet the full ocean depth mapping requirements of our ECS missions, a 12 kHZ multibeam echosounder is required. Also, we will need a CTD/rosette and at least 400 sqft of dry lab space.
Summary of other requirements and comments: We will provide the XBTs for each cruise.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1006267 Created By: Margot Bohan
Date Last Modified: 1/14/2015 4:34:00 PM Date Submitted: 5/16/2013 11:09:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2014 Ship/Facility: Atlantis
Optimum Start Date: 7/1/2014 Dates to Avoid: Before May 1 or after Sept 30, the risk is too high for poor weather, affecting the integrity of the bathymetry data to be collected.
Earliest Start Date: 5/1/2014 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/1/2014 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
30 1 1 0 32
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:
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
North Atlantic
Description of Op Area: Base of the continental slope and rise off the North Atlantic coast of the U.S.
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
34.5° N / 63.5° W map
115 map
NA06 map
40° N / 72° W map
152 map
NA06 map
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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
None 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: Andrew Armstrong, NOAA JHC
# in Science Party 8 # 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
Selected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPSelected 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 workSelected 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.

To meet the full ocean depth mapping requirements of this ECS mission, a 12 kHZ multibeam echosounder is required. In addition to mapping, we anticipate launching CTDs and XBTs.

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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