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  Landslides Georges B  -  2015  -  Hugh R. Sharp  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Submarine Landslides on the Georges Bank Slope Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Jason Chaytor, USGS_Woods Hole Project Institution: USGS_Woods Hole
Project ID: 104352 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 4/14/2014 3:29:00 PM Created By: Jason Chaytor
Date Last Modified: 4/14/2014 3:29:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: USGS - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Piston coring and multi-channel sparker seismic profiling of submarine landslides along the continental slope off Georges Bank.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Regional class RV with 20,000lb A-frame, 1/2 or 9/16" inch trawl wire (3000+ m), 40 ft (centerline of deck space) 3.5 kHz and power sources available to run 6kJ seismic sparker
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1006949 Created By: Jason Chaytor
Date Last Modified: 4/14/2014 3:29:00 PM Date Submitted: 4/14/2014 3:29:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2015 Ship/Facility: Hugh R. Sharp
Optimum Start Date: 5/10/2015 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 5/1/2015 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 6/1/2015 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
8 2 1 2 13
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 have used the Sharp in the past for this type of work and require the use of a vessel with similar capabilities (deck space, wire and handling capability, 3.5kHz system, etc.). We will need to open a solicitation to contract for this work and expect that will be done following the end of this current financial year (after Sept 30).
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Georges Bank
Description of Op Area: Continental slope off Georges Bank between 200 and 3000 m WD.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 2,500
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
40.55° N / 67.313° W map
151 map
NA06 map
40.138° N / 65.852° W map
151 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
Woods Hole, MA, USA None Woods Hole, MA, 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: Jason Chaytor, USGS_Woods Hole
# in Science Party 12 # 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 Science party size dictated by 16 hour coring ops and 8 hour seismic ops per day. USGS will provide MCS and coring technicians.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPUnselected MultibeamSelected Seismic
Selected 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.

deep-water 3.5kHz or other hull mounted chirp system required

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)
Selected 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.
USGS provided MCS (6kJ sparker and multi-channel streamer), USGS provided piston coring system

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