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  Slow Life  -  2019  -  Global  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Slow Life in the Fast Lane: Microbial Activity in the Crustal Deep Biosphere Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Beth Orcutt, Bigelow Project Institution: Bigelow
Project ID: 105673 Version #: 4
Date Submitted: 2/10/2017 4:02:00 PM Created By: Beth Orcutt
Date Last Modified: 6/9/2017 10:49:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - 1737017 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: I propose a 2-week cruise with ROV Jason on a Ocean or Global Class Vessel to visit CORK observatories on the Juan de Fuca Ridge flank for conducting in situ experiments to examine microbial activity in the crustal deep biosphere. Similar to operations performed on AT18-07, AT26-03, and AT26-18, the ROV will be used to install a free-flow chimney on a 4" ball valve on one of the CORK wellheads for venting hydrothermal (64C) fluids. These fluids will be assayed with an in situ dissolved gas sensor (Franatech, RS-232 comms) and sampled with custom "squeeze" syringe samplers, and incubation devices will be installed within the chimney, left to incubate for a few days, and then recovered in bioboxes. Pressure data will be downloaded from the CORKs using ODI-style connectors, as has been done in the past. Fluid samples recovered will be used for shipboard incubation experiments at room temperature, including incubations with 14C and 35S radioisotopes.

UPDATE 5/17/2017 - Although the proposal requested shiptime in 2018, 2019 is also a feasible option in order to get time with the ROV Jason.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will need ROV Jason, enough deck space for launch and recovery of an elevator, a cold room, and a radioisotope van.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Collaborative Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009185 Created By: Beth Orcutt
Date Last Modified: 6/9/2017 10:49:00 AM Date Submitted: 2/10/2017 4:02:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2019 Ship/Facility: Global
Optimum Start Date: 7/1/2019 Dates to Avoid: Summer is the best weather window for work in this region
Earliest Start Date: 6/1/2019 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/30/2019 Other Ship(s): Either an ocean or global class vessel could be used, as long as it can support ROV Jason operations and hold a radioisotope van

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
10 1 1 2 14
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:
A global clas vessel is required for supporting ROV Jason. Summer is the preferred weather window. Cruise can occur in 2019, or as ship is available. 10 days are needed on site to complete the proposed work.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Juan de Fuca
Description of Op Area: IODP Holes U1362A/B on the eastern flank of the Juan de Fuca Ridge
Op Area Size/Dia.: 100
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
47° N / 127° W map
157 map
NP09 map
47° N / 127° W map
157 map
NP09 map
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Foreign Clearance and Permitting Requirements
Foreign Clearance Required? Yes 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.)
Work at CORKs may require Canadian clearance
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Astoria, OR, USA None, Astoria, OR, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Closest port in the USA to field site, and easy access from PDX airport

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Beth Orcutt, Bigelow
# in Science Party 5 # 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 One PI, one postdoc, one research technician, one undergraduate student, one student or outreach coordinator.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPUnselected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Unselected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireUnselected Stern A-frameSelected Fiber Optic (.681)Unselected 0.680 Coax Wire
Unselected SCUBA DivingSelected 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.

A global or ocean class vessel capable of supporting ROV Jason. Radioisotope van is requested for conducting room temperature incubations of fluids with 14C and/or 35S labeled substrates.

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
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.
see above

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