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  Heat flow at ASHES  -  2018  -  Thomas G. Thompson  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative research: Heat flow mapping and quantification at ASHES hydrothermal vent field using an observatory imaging sonar Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Karen Bemis, Rutgers_IMCS Project Institution: Rutgers_IMCS
Project ID: 105602 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 2/11/2017 7:19:00 PM Created By: Tim McGinnis
Date Last Modified: 6/22/2017 3:00:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/MGG - 1736702 - Funded
NSF/OCE/OTIC - 1736702 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: 2018: Use JASON II ROV system to conduct temperature survey near the seafloor in the ASHES hydrothermal vent field in the Axial Caldera on the Juan de Fuca ridge off the coast of Oregon. This temperature survey would be used to determine the location for installing the COVIS sonar system.
2018: Use JASON II ROV system to do the following:
- Install COVIS sonar system at ASHES site
- Install 50m cable and connect COVIS to OOI-CA seafloor junction box
- Install thermistor arrays
2022: Use JASON ROV to recover COVIS sonar system
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will require the JASON II ROV system equipped for use in 1500m water depth
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Collaborative Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009081 Created By: Tim McGinnis
Date Last Modified: 2/13/2017 3:00:00 PM Date Submitted: 2/11/2017 7:19:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2018 Ship/Facility: Thomas G. Thompson
Optimum Start Date: 7/15/2018 Dates to Avoid: October to April due to weather and sea conditions.
Earliest Start Date: 5/1/2018 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/31/2018 Other Ship(s): N/A

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
3 0 0 0 3
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
Yes Interval: 1-4 weeks # of Cruises: 2

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: The first cruise would require the ship for 1 day and would use JASON to do a 8 hour temperature survey near seafloor in the ASHES hydrothermal vent area of the Juan de Fuca Ridge off the coast of Oregon. This survey must occur in advance of the COVIS installation, as the results of the survey will be used to finalize the preferred location for COVIS. A minimum of 2 weeks processing time must be allowed between the survey and COVIS installation. The survey can occur any time in the 2017 or 2018 field seasons prior to the OOI/RSN O&M cruise. If this survey occurs as part of the 2018 OOI/RSN O&M Cruise, it would need to take place on Leg 1 with COVIS installation occurring on subsequent Legs 2 or 3.”

The second cruise would require the ship and ROV for 2 days to do the following:
- install the COVIS sonar
- install a 50m cable with ROV-mateable connectors to connect the COVIS sonar to the OOI/CA/RSN Junction Box at ASHES
- install five thermistor arrays and make spot measurements of temperature and flow rates
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
We need the JASON II ROV system to install COVIS and connect it to the OOI/CA/RSN observatory seafloor junction box so it wouldl be cost-effective solution is to use the R/V Thompson with JASON on-board during the annual OOI/CA/RSN maintenance cruise.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Offshore Oregon
Description of Op Area: The OOI-CA Seafloor Cabled Observatory off the coast of Oregon
Op Area Size/Dia.: 10
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
45° N / 124° W map
157 map
NP09 map
46° N / 130° W map
158 map
NP09 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
Newport, OR, USA None Newport, OR, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
We assume that this work will be done on the annual OOI/RSN/CA maintenance cruises that typically start/end in Newport, OR or Seattle, WA.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Karen Bemis, Rutgers_IMCS
# 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 will need 2 people in our science party - an engineer that is familiar with the operation and installation requirements for COVIS and a technician/student that is familiar with the operation of the flow meter that will be used to measure the vent vertical outflow velocity.
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)
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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