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  Atlantic gas hydrate  -  2015  -  Hugh R. Sharp  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Atlantic margin gas hydrates Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Carolyn Ruppel, USGS_Woods Hole Project Institution: USGS_Woods Hole
Project ID: 104576 Version #: 4
Date Submitted: 10/7/2014 5:56:00 PM Created By: Carolyn Ruppel
Date Last Modified: 2/10/2015 7:53:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: DOE - DE-FE0010180 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: ("project amount" is what has been budgeted for ship costs)
USGS-provided piston coring and outrigger (attaches to core barrel) heat flow (from NSF facility/Andy Fisher @ UCSC) at selected upper slope to midslope locations from the New England margin to Cape Fear slide, supplemented by ~1 CTD per site
USGS plans to provide an EK60 38 kHz transducer for methane plume imaging and a towed Edgetech 512 system for siting cores
Summary of Facility Requirements: Sharp provided equipment: CTD

UNOLS van pool 10' radiation van with liquid scintillation counter
Summary of other requirements and comments: will require refueling stop
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1007354 Created By: Carolyn Ruppel
Date Last Modified: 2/10/2015 7:53:00 PM Date Submitted: 10/7/2014 5:56:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2015 Ship/Facility: Hugh R. Sharp
Optimum Start Date: 9/8/2015 Dates to Avoid: Would not want to go much later since several of us have experienced hurricanes out there in October; dates largely based on known ship availability
Earliest Start Date: 9/1/2015 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/20/2015 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
16 2 1 0 19
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:
US Atlantic
Description of Op Area: multiple coring transects down the upper slope: Approximately 2 transects near Accomac Canyon, 1 in Hudson canyon, 1 just north of Hudson, then transit south to core Currituck slide, Cape Fear slide ?and upper slope on southeast US margin
Op Area Size/Dia.: 14500
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
39.7° N / 71.9° W map
116 map
NA06 map
33.3° N / 76.5° 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
Lewes, DE, USA Lewes, DE, USA Lewes, DE, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Intermediate port is for refueling...does not have to be Lewes but assumed this would be easiest for operator since we should be coming back through this area

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Carolyn Ruppel, USGS_Woods Hole
# in Science Party 14 # 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 USGS will provide 4 operations personnel to run coring gear and USGS Edgetech fish/EK60;
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 DivingSelected 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.

USGS will provide its own piston coring gear
USGS will provide Edgetech 512 towed fish and EK60 38 kHz transducer/transceiver
Heat flow outriggers for corer are from the NSF facility (Andy Fisher, UCSC)
No PI provided vans
UNOLS 10' rad van with LSC required: Will be used to conduct methane oxidation rate experiments on recovered sediments, contact Dr. Rick Colwell (OSU)
May use Sharp's MBES for some nighttime surveys

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
Selected 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.
Rad van (10') use described above; understood and agree to additional charge for this (Shipping and daily fee)

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