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  Freshwater  -  2015  -  Endeavor  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: An Electromagnetic Survey of Freshwater Resources Beneath the US Atlantic Continental Shelf Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Kerry Key, LDEO Project Institution: SIO
Project ID: 104490 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 8/7/2014 7:52:00 PM Created By: Kerry Key
Date Last Modified: 1/12/2015 11:12:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/MGG - 1458392 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: We will carry out a combination of controlled source EM (CSEM) and magnetotelluric soundings spanning the continental shelf in two study areas: one offshore New Jersey and another offshore Martha's Vineyard. At each survey location, the field work involves deploying 10 seafloor electromagnetic receivers along a 150 km long profile and then surface towing a EM transmitter over the profile. The receivers are then recovered. Note that this operation does NOT require any deep-towing.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Intermediate class ship out of WHOI or Rhode Island with a crane suitable for deploying/recovering seafloor EM recorders.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1007166 Created By: Kerry Key
Date Last Modified: 8/7/2014 7:52:00 PM Date Submitted: 8/7/2014 7:52:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2015 Ship/Facility: Endeavor
Optimum Start Date: 6/1/2015 Dates to Avoid: Ocean-wave noise can corrupt our seafloor EM data, so ideally our cruise will be in late spring to avoid storms.
Earliest Start Date: 5/1/2015 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/1/2015 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
12 2 1 0 15
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 will be deploying 10 ocean bottom electromagnetic receivers twice and surface-towing an EM transmitter, so we require an Ocean class ship. Need deck space for 10 3' x 3' instruments and deck loading of 20 concrete anchors at 200 kg each. We will need a crane with enough reach to accommodate deploying and recovering EM receivers with 5 m long flexible arms. The transmitter antenna is towed on the sea surface behind the vessel and does NOT require any deep-towing nor an A-frame. The power supply for the transmitter is about 6 feet tall and 36 inches wide; it should fit nicely into the wet-lab on the Oceanus (at least according to the ship's drawings) and will require access to the ship's three-phase power.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Atlantic coast
Description of Op Area: Offshore New Jersey and Martha's Vineyard, from 10 km offshore to 150 km offshore.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 100 x 200 nm
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
39° N / 74° W map
116 map
NA06 map
41.5° N / 70° 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
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
WHOI is close to the survey area and convenient as the home base of collaborator R. Evans.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Kerry Key, LDEO
# in Science Party 13 # 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 11 scientists plus two res techs.
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 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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