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  Carbon at Cayman  -  2019  -  Atlantis  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Investigating the Fate of Carbon at an Ultraslow Spreading Center Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Susan Lang, SC Project Institution: SC
Project ID: 105947 Version #: 4
Date Submitted: 9/30/2017 9:57:00 AM Created By: Susan Lang
Date Last Modified: 10/10/2018 1:10:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/MGG - 1801036 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Field work will involve multiple ROV dives to collect water, volatile, and rock samples from the Piccard and Von Damm vent fields. We anticipate ~5 dives, each lasting ~2 days. CTD operations will be performed while ROV is on deck. Jason is requested since the depth of the Piccard field is ~5000 m.
Summary of Facility Requirements: ROV JASON, CTD/rosette, elevators
Summary of other requirements and comments: Three additional days of ship time have been funded through a complementary NASA proposal (UNOLS project ID 105539; PI Rogers, RPI; NASA 16-PSTAR16-0056; The DEEP Project: DEtecting Extraterrestrial Piezophiles in Ocean World Analogs). A separate ship time request has been submitted by PI Rogers, but these two cruises should be combined.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009615 Created By: Susan Lang
Date Last Modified: 8/6/2018 11:07:00 AM Date Submitted: 9/30/2017 9:57:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2019 Ship/Facility: Atlantis
Optimum Start Date: 3/1/2019 Dates to Avoid: Cannot sail during hurricane season (August 1 - October 31)
Earliest Start Date: 3/1/2019 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 7/1/2020 Other Ship(s): We request R/V ATlantis with the ROV Jason

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
12 3 2 4 21
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:
Cannot sail during hurricane season (August 1 - October 31)
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Description of Op Area: Two hydrothermal vent fields:
Piccard (18°32.798'N, 81°43.092'W) and Von Damm (18°22.605'N, 81°43.875'W)
Op Area Size/Dia.: N/A
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
18.54663° N / 81.7182° W map
45 map
NA09 map
19.37675° N / 81.79792° W map
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NA09 map
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Foreign Clearance and Permitting Requirements
Foreign Clearance Required? Yes Coastal States:

Cayman Islands
 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.)
The hydrothermal fields are in the EEZ of the Cayman Islands. As of 8/2018 we have not yet submitted any paperwork for permits.
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
St. Petersburg, FL, USA None St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
No intermediate port required but cannot clear the entry

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Jeffrey Seewald, WHOI
# in Science Party 24 # 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 Size of science party somewhat flexible and can be adjusted to berthing on different ships. Jason folks will require 10 berths
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningUnselected 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 describeSelected NO Radioisotope use/Natural level workSelected 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.

Jason Elevators
Major Samplers

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
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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