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  Pito Deep Gabbros  -  2017  -  Roger Revelle  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Tracking the thermal and petrologic evolution of magmatically robust fast spread lower ocean crust Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Michael J. Cheadle, UWYO Project Institution: UWYO
Project ID: 104498 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 8/7/2014 2:30:00 PM Created By: Michael J. Cheadle
Date Last Modified: 3/16/2016 11:08:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/MGG - 1459462 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: 14 days of Jason II dives sampling rocks from a moderately steep slope and 10 days of Sentry dives mapping (sidescan) and collecting magnetic data. Plus setting up transponder networks in two areas and dredging during down time. Concurrent Jason II and Sentry operations for about 5 days, depending on weather conditions etc.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Jason II and Sentry
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1007204 Created By: Michael J. Cheadle
Date Last Modified: 3/16/2016 11:08:00 AM Date Submitted: 8/7/2014 2:30:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2017 Ship/Facility: Roger Revelle
Optimum Start Date: 2/1/2017 Dates to Avoid: .
Earliest Start Date: 12/6/2016 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 4/1/2017 Other Ship(s): .

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
25 2 1 11 39
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:
Roger Revelle because main winch has a fibre optic cable so as to avoid having an 'on deck' winch (because we will be using both Sentry and Jason II and their associated vans). February/March preferred due to optimal weather conditions(although not a harsh weather environment) and lower shipping/travel costs. Total on site days is our best guess to complete Sentry & Jason II ops, including some overlapping operations.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Pito Deep
Description of Op Area: Operations area consists of the west flank of two "horstblocks" in the Pito Deep. The flanks are moderately steep extending from 3000­-6000m depth
Op Area Size/Dia.: 16nm x 13 nm
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
23.083333° S / 111.833333° W map
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SP03 map
22.833333° S / 112.166667° W map
383 map
SP03 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
Isla de Pascua, Chile None, , None, Bahia de Valparaiso, Chile
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Isla de Pascua (Easter Island) is very close to the operation area, but has limited port facilities. Valparaiso is a reasonably close major port. Longer transit at end of cruise will allow sample processing/curation, and preparation for shipping.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Michael J. Cheadle, UWYO
# in Science Party 28 # 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 We propose 9 scientists (including senior scientists thru graduate students) to man Jason II operations and dredging and rock sampling (3 teams of 3), and 3 scientists to carry out the Sentry/magnetics/sidescan operations (1 team). We also need a computer technician and a marine technician for dredging.
An additional 9 NDSL persons are recommended for Jason operations and 5 NDSL persons arerecommended for Sentry operations.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPSelected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Selected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireUnselected Stern A-frameSelected 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.

Fibre optic cable on main winch allows more deck space on the Revelle

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 AUVSelected 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)
Selected 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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