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  SAFFRONZ  -  2019  -  Roger Revelle  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Slow-slip And Fluid Flow Response Offshore New Zealand – Probing the nature of the Hikurangi margin hydrogeochemical system (SAFFRONZ) Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Marta E. Torres, OSU_COAS Project Institution: OSU-CEOAS
Project ID: 105825 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 7/17/2017 6:23:00 PM Created By: Evan A. Solomon
Date Last Modified: 4/23/2018 1:14:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/MGG - 1753665 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: This project complements, integrates, and extends ongoing research efforts at the Hikurangi subduction zone offshore New Zealand by providing 1) continuous records of fluid flow rate and composition over the time frame of expected slip (~ 2 yr); 2) information on the present background state and potential locations of past fluid flow; and 3) comparative data between the northern and southern sections of the margin. We propose a nested approach of surface ship operations followed by ROV Jason surveys and benthic fluid flow meter deployments. At each fault target along the margin, we will conduct a multi beam sonar survey, pogo heat flow measurements (OSU violin probe), and piston coring. Based on the results of the multibeam surveys and heat flow, ROV Jason will be deployed for 3 days to conduct reconnaissance video, multibeam surveys, heat flow measurements (with Jason heat flow probe), collect push cores, and deploy the fluid flow meters. After the flow meters are deployed, Jason will be recovered and would undergo maintenance for ~3 days while multibeam mapping, heat flow measurements, and piston cores are collected in the next target area upslope.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Global class vessel with dynamic positioning and multibeam sonar
Oregon State heat flow probe
OSU coring facility, ship capability to deploy piston cores
DSV Jason with Reson 7125, jason heat flow probes, push cores, elevators
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009425 Created By: Evan A. Solomon
Date Last Modified: 7/17/2017 6:23:00 PM Date Submitted: 7/17/2017 6:23:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2019 Ship/Facility: Roger Revelle
Optimum Start Date: 2/1/2019 Dates to Avoid: Avoid southern hemisphere winter, fall, and early spring due to inclement weather. Prefer expedition to be in austral summer/early fall. Start date on or after Jan 1, 2019 preferred to ensure instruments are fabricated/refurbished in time for expedition and to ensure enough time for pre-expedition preparations and project management meetings
Earliest Start Date: 1/1/2019 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 4/1/2019 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
27 1 1 3 32
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements:
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:
New Zealand
Description of Op Area: We will be conducting our work off the east coast of the north Island of New Zealand. The northern portion of our study area is the continental slope offshore Gisborne at depths ranging from 200-3000 m. The southern portion of our study area is the continental slope offshore Wellington spanning water depths of 200-3000 m. Length of northern transect ~21 nmi, length of southern transect ~29 nmi
Op Area Size/Dia.: Distance between two transects = 210 nmi
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
41.7° S / 175.5° E map
462 map
SP04 map
38.7° S / 178.5° E map
426 map
SP04 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.)
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Wellington, New Zealand None Wellington, New Zealand
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
This is the closest major port to our southern study area.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Evan A. Solomon, UW
# in Science Party 15 # of different science teams 3 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements Require 2 technicians for survey work and over-the-side operations
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningSelected ADCPSelected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Selected 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 will be collecting piston cores, deploying OSU violin heat flow probe, and using DSV Jason

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/telemetrySelected 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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