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  3D seismic Hikurangi  -  2018  -  Marcus Langseth  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Unlocking the secrets of slow slip with IODP drilling and next-generation seismic experiments Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Rebecca Bell, IC Project Institution: IC
Project ID: 105739 Version #: 3
Date Submitted: 3/9/2017 1:54:00 PM Created By: Rebecca Bell
Date Last Modified: 3/31/2017 10:43:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: OTHER - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: The proposed project is a 35 day 3D seismic acquisition project on the R/V Langseth to survey a 15 x 60 km area offshore of the eastern margin of the north island of New Zealand. The proposed acquisition would ideally occur during the southern summer in 2018/2017. The NSF ship request is 25 days (PI: Bangs). This request is for 10 additional days (for a total of 35) that will be provide by NERC through a barter with NSF.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Primary facilities needed would be the 3D seismic system (4- 6,000 m streamers and dual source array). Additional would be multibeam, chirp, gravity, magnetics, and XBTs
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Collaborative Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009315 Created By: Rebecca Bell
Date Last Modified: 3/31/2017 10:43:00 AM Date Submitted: 3/9/2017 3:43:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2018 Ship/Facility: Marcus Langseth
Optimum Start Date: 1/1/2018 Dates to Avoid: This project cannot begin until early January. OBS will be deployed prior to the data acquisition from the R/V Tangaroa. The Tangaroa schedule will not allow completing OBS deployment until early January, 2018.
Earliest Start Date: 12/1/2017 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 3/15/2018 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
10 0 0 0 10
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:
Langseth is required to have access to 3D facilities. The dates are flexible, but southern
summer is best. No specific conflicts.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
NZ North Island
Description of Op Area: The survey area is 15 x 60 km approximately 30 km offshore Gisborne, NZ. Water depths range
from ~ 200m to 4,000m.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 10 x 40 nm
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
39.5° S / 178.25° E map
426 map
SP04 map
39.5° S / 178.25° E map
426 map
SP04 map
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Foreign Clearance and Permitting Requirements
Foreign Clearance Required? Yes Coastal States:

New Zealand
 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.)
Napier is a deep water port near the survey area.
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Napier, New Zealand None, Napier, New Zealand
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: Nathan L. Bangs, UTIG
# in Science Party 20 # 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 Multibeam
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPUnselected MultibeamSelected 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.

Langeth is the only vessel with 3D capabilities.

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)Selected 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.
Langeth is the only vessel with 3D capabilities.

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