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  SOLARIS  -  2019  -  Atlantis  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Development and Validation of a Submersible Oceanic Luminescent Analyzer of Reactive Intermediate Species (SOLARIS) Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Colleen Hansel, WHOI Project Institution: WHOI
Project ID: 105697 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 2/12/2017 11:22:00 AM Created By: Colleen Hansel
Date Last Modified: 7/26/2017 4:06:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/OTIC - 1736332 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Field work associated with this project will primarily involve deployment of a newly developed deep sea chemical analyzer. The science plan is to measure the concentration and productive rates of the reactive oxygen species (ROS) superoxide associated with benthic communities, such as deep sea corals or tube worms. The chemical analyzer will be mounted on Alvin's basket and a sampling wand will be used to measure superoxide at various locations within the benthic communities. This information will be coupled with other geochemical and biological data collected using major samples to identify trends in superoxide levels and distributions within deep sea communities.

Due to our modest dive needs and flexibility in field sites, we anticipate that these science needs can be met by joining a separate Alvin cruise on the R/V Atlantis that will take place in year 2 (2019). We are requesting 6 Alvin dives to meet the scientific goals. Since literally nothing is known about this type of chemistry in the deep ocean - the testing of this new analyzer can be successfully conducted over a wide range of deep-sea biological communities that exist. Such regions might include Guaymas Basin and the Gulf of California, the East Pacific Rise (9N), Juan de Fuca Ridge, Axial Volcano, mid-Atlantic Ridge vent systems or hydrocarbon associated systems in the Gulf of Mexico or along the eastern and western margins of North America.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will need access to the HOV Alvin, including associated major samplers and temperature probes. We would also welcome the opportunity for using the CTD during night operations when the instrumentation is not deployed on Alvin (e.g., during cruise periods where Alvin activities are supporting the other projects and other PIs' work).
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Collaborative Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009224 Created By: Colleen Hansel
Date Last Modified: 2/12/2017 11:22:00 AM Date Submitted: 2/12/2017 11:22:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2019 Ship/Facility: Atlantis
Optimum Start Date: 6/1/2019 Dates to Avoid: Cruise scheduling prior to March 2019 may be sooner than can be accommodated for completion of the instrumentation development.
Earliest Start Date: 3/1/2019 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/1/2019 Other Ship(s): NA

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
6 1 1 0 8
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: NA
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:
Description of Op Area: The goals of this project can be accomplished by deployment of the instrumentation at any number of deep sea environments - including seeps, vents or other possible targets. Our operational area is therefore flexible.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 1
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
9.83° N / 104.29° W map
11 map
NP13 map
9.83° N / 104.29° W map
11 map
NP13 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
Manzanillo, Mexico None, Manzanillo, Mexico
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
As stated - this OTIC project aims to conduct novel seafloor chemical measurements. The scientific goals of this project are therefore accomplishable across a variety of seafloor environments including cold seeps, hydrothermal vent systems and other biological communities. As such - the requested port of Manzanillo, MX is only to act as a placeholder until more detailed scheduling can be accommodated.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Colleen Hansel, WHOI
# in Science Party 4 # 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 The science party will consist of two science PIs (Wankel, Hansel) and ideally one postdoc and one graduate student. A number of activities including fluid sampling and processing, calibration and bench-top testing of newly developed technology will be shared among these team members.
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 describeSelected 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.

We would request that an operational CTD and rosette be included aboard the Atlantis for potential use for water column work during night ops.

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)
Selected 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 SpoolerUnselected Portable WinchUnselected Turn Table 
Explain Major Ancillary Facilities
Requirements and list description
and provider for "other" systems.

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