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  Deformation at Axial  -  2020  -  Thomas G. Thompson  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Advancing Deformation Monitoring Methods at Axial Seamount Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Scott L. Nooner, UNCW Project Institution: UNCW
Project ID: 105604 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 2/3/2017 10:59:00 AM Created By: Scott L. Nooner
Date Last Modified: 9/6/2017 10:29:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/MGG - 1736926 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Collect pressure measurements on top of benchmarks using the JASON ROV to repeatedly deploy a mobile pressure recorder. Maintain the network of Bottom Pressure Recorders. Collect high resolution AUV bathymetry data and shipboard bathymetry data. This work will continue critical measurements of magmatic activity and inflation at Axial Seamount to document the post-eruption volcanic re-inflation after its April 2015 eruption.

The MBARI AUV (D. Allan B.) will be used in year one. The Sentry AUV will be used in years 2 and 3 to resurvey selected multibeam sonar tracklines to document uplift of the seafloor at Axial Seamount over time and to collect these data at the same time as the previously funded Jason ROV-based pressure measurements at an array of benchmarks on the seafloor. Jason and AUV operations will be simultaneous and overlapping at times.

To accomplish the tasks above, we request 10 days of ship, ROV, and AUV time each year in 2018 and 2020. We request 14 days of ship, ROV, and AUV time in 2019--the 4 extra days in 2019 will be used to integrate terrain relative navigation (TRN) onto Sentry. This request includes 5 days per year for the MPR pressure surveys and AUV re-surveys (which can be accomplished simultaneously), 1 day per year for the autonomous BPR turn-arounds, 1 day per year for the ship-based multibeam surveys, and 3 transit days (assuming in and out of Seattle).
Summary of Facility Requirements: R/V Thompson with the Jason ROV for years 1-3 and the Sentry AUV for years 2 and 3. MBARI AUV (D. Allan B.) is requested in year 1. EM302 shipboard multibeam bathymetry system.
Summary of other requirements and comments: We really want to use the Thompson's EM302 (vs. EM122 on Revelle) for the repeat bathymetry.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Ancillary Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009085 Created By: Scott L. Nooner
Date Last Modified: 9/6/2017 10:29:00 AM Date Submitted: 2/3/2017 10:59:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2020 Ship/Facility: Thomas G. Thompson
Optimum Start Date: 7/15/2020 Dates to Avoid: n/a
Earliest Start Date: 6/1/2017 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/30/2017 Other Ship(s): n/a

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
11 2 2 3 18
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: n/a
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Ship dates are in the middle of the good weather window at Axial Seamount.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Axial Seamount
Description of Op Area: In and around the summit of Axial Seamount
Op Area Size/Dia.: 25
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
46° N / 130° W map
158 map
NP09 map
46° N / 130° W map
158 map
NP09 map
  Show Degrees Minutes    
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
Seattle, WA, USA None, Seattle, WA, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Scott L. Nooner, UNCW
# in Science Party 24 # of different science teams 2 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements n/a
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningSelected ADCPSelected 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 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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