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  DART Guam  -  2017  -  Roger Revelle  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Deep ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis (DART) Buoy Maintenance Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Bill Hansen, NOAA_NDBC Project Institution: NOAA_NDBC
Project ID: 105107 Version #: 8
Date Submitted: 12/1/2015 2:31:00 PM Created By: Jeff Jenner
Date Last Modified: 9/7/2016 12:28:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NOAA/NWS/NDBC - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Perform maintenance of Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis (DART) buoys and moorings within 1,000 nautical miles radius of Guam. Recover buoys and moorings to the deck of the ship and deploy new buoys, moorings, and anchors.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Summary of Facility Requirements: A vessel with an endurance of 40 days, 7,000 nautical mile endurance. Clear working deck space of 2,500 square feet with a 20,000 SWL A-frame (20 feet wide). Capstan or brailing winch with 10,000 pound pull at 33 ft/min and 2,500 pound pull at 130 ft/min with an automatic brake capacity of 14,000 pounds.
Summary of other requirements and comments: A deck supervisor and at least two members of the deck department. At least one survey technician to operate the ADCP, multibeam, and other ship's data systems.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1008184 Created By: Jeff Jenner
Date Last Modified: 9/7/2016 12:28:00 PM Date Submitted: 12/1/2015 2:31:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2017 Ship/Facility: Roger Revelle
Optimum Start Date: 1/9/2017 Dates to Avoid: N/A
Earliest Start Date: 11/14/2016 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 2/20/2017 Other Ship(s): N/A

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
5 1 1 15 22
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval: N/A # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: N/A
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
We are flexible on the dates. We want to take advantage of the ship being in Guam or Palau. We will have three people on board and can non-NDBC accommodate ancillary science and scientists that do not impact the mission timeline or buoy operations.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Description of Op Area: One thousand nautical mile radius from Guam
Op Area Size/Dia.: 3,140,000
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
21° N / 132° E map
95 map
NP10 map
4° S / 155° W map
315 map
SP02 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)?
Yes If yes, have you applied for the necessary permits through your export control office? Yes
 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
Apra Harbor, Guam Malakal Harbor, Caroline Islands, Palau, Malakal Harbor, Caroline Islands, Palau Apra Harbor, Guam
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
This cruise takes advantage of the ship being moored in Guam or Palau during that timeframe

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Jeff Jenner, NOAA_NDBC
# in Science Party 3 # 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 require three NDBC technicians plus at least two deck crew to perform DART buoy recovery/deploy operations.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningSelected 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 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.

Echosounder, Kongsberg EA600 with 12 kHz transducer (or equivalent) for full ocean depth measurement

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 SpoolerSelected Portable WinchUnselected Turn Table 
Explain Major Ancillary Facilities
Requirements and list description
and provider for "other" systems.
Capstan or brailing winch with 10,000 pound pull at 33 ft/min and 2,500 pound pull at 130 ft/min with an automatic brake capacity of 14,000 pounds.

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