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  SCE Survey  -  2015  -  Hugh R. Sharp  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Seabed Characterization Experiment SURVEY Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: David P. Knobles, ARL:UT Project Institution: ARL:UT
Project ID: 104394 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 5/20/2014 4:24:00 PM Created By: David P. Knobles
Date Last Modified: 5/28/2014 3:36:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NAVY/ONR - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: SCE Survey is tasked to make a geophysical survey of the seabed at two locations on the New England Shelf (1) the New England mud patch and (2) an area off the New Jersey shelf near AMCOR 6010. The mud patch location and the OOI Pioneer array are in the same region. It is required that we collect CHIRP data to map out the 3-D layering structure, take sediment cores and grab samples, and use multibeam sonar to obtain pictures of the seabed at higher resolution at selected locations within the two survey areas. This survey information is required for planning purposes and to support analysis of data
to be taken in April 2016 in the main acoustic experiment.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We need multibeam sonar (the existing device on the RV SHARP) and a CTD. We also need adequate space for core logging analysis of cores about 20 feet in length. Space is needed for about 10 scientists and engineers. The RV SHARP is sufficient for our survey needs and it is ONRs first
choice for the survey in 2015.
Summary of other requirements and comments: We can be flexible about ship time and work with the RV SHARP schedule.
Please note that David Knobles and Preston Wilson have been selected
by ONR as co-Chief Scientists of the SCE.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1007013 Created By: David P. Knobles
Date Last Modified: 5/20/2014 4:24:00 PM Date Submitted: 5/20/2014 4:24:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2015 Ship/Facility: Hugh R. Sharp
Optimum Start Date: 6/1/2015 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 5/15/2015 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 7/1/2014 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
24 3 3 0 30
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 SHARP is ONR Code 32 OA fist choice for the survey as it meets all requirements and many of the performers have previous experience working from the RV SHARP. The choice of dates were based on avoidance of Spring time storms and hurricane season.
Altan Turgut of NRL:DC has 10 days of the RV SHARP scheduled in May 2015 and he noted that he can be flexible--- Altan will be part of the SCE survey.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
New Eng shef
Description of Op Area: New England mud patch (40 degrees 30 min North and 70 degrees 30 min West) and New Jersey Shelf (39.1 degree North 73.1 West).
Op Area Size/Dia.: 25x25 sq km
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
36.924° N / 73.668° W map
116 map
NA06 map
39.93° N / 71.236° W map
116 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 Woods Hole, MA, USA 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: David P. Knobles, ARL:UT
# in Science Party 10 # of different science teams 3 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements Need a team to run coring operations and CHIRP survey operations and multibeam sonar operations and CTD measurements and on-ship core logging
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected 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 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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