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  Reykjanes Ridge  -  2019  -  Neil Armstrong  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Formation and Elimination of Segmentation and Transform Faults on the Reykjanes Ridge Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Fernando Martinez, UH_SOEST Project Institution: UH_SOEST
Project ID: 105983 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 12/6/2017 5:02:00 PM Created By: Fernando Martinez
Date Last Modified: 12/6/2017 5:02:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/MGG - OCE-1756760 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: 35-day cruise south of Iceland on the flanks of the Reykjanes Ridge collecting magnetic anomaly data, gravity, multibeam bathymetry and sub-bottom sediment profiles.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Magnetometer, Gravimenter, 3.5 & 12 kHz sediment profilers, Kongsberg Simrad EM122 multibeam system.
Summary of other requirements and comments: Spare magnetometer
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009665 Created By: Fernando Martinez
Date Last Modified: 12/6/2017 5:02:00 PM Date Submitted: 12/6/2017 5:02:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2019 Ship/Facility: Neil Armstrong
Optimum Start Date: 7/1/2019 Dates to Avoid: There is a narrow weather window in the North Atlantic with optimal days with fewest storms in the month of July. We could carry out the cruise in either 2018 or 2019 within the mid-June to mid-August weather window.
Earliest Start Date: 6/15/2019 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/1/2019 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
33 1 1 2 37
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:
Require at least 35 days endurance at 10 knots to survey the study area with multibeam bathymetry, magnetics, gravity and sub-bottom profiler data.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
North Atlantic
Description of Op Area: Flanks of the Reykjanes Ridge south of Iceland
Op Area Size/Dia.: 480 x 400 nautical miles
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
64° N / 22° W map
219 map
NA01 map
56° N / 40° W map
185 map
NA04 map
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Foreign Clearance and Permitting Requirements
Foreign Clearance Required? Yes Coastal States:

Greenland, Iceland
 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)?
Yes 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.)
We request use of the Bell BGM-3 gravimenter provided by the WHOI Potential Field Equipment Pool Facility, which may require an ITAR licence.
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Reykjavik, Iceland None Reykjavik, Iceland
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Reykjavik, Iceland is a main port close to the study area with good facilities for international shipping, fueling, and provisioning the ship.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Fernando Martinez, UH_SOEST
# in Science Party 14 # 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 Science party consists of two investigators, a collaborating scientist from Iceland, 9 student watchstanders and two shiboard technicians. We plan to operate three science watches led by a senior scientist, with three student watchstanders and two technicians to provide 24-hour operations during the cruise.
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 describeUnselected 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.

Operator provided instruments include towed magnetometer and a spare, ship gravimenter (Bell BGM-3), hull mounted 12 kHz multibeam system (Kongsberg Simrad EM122 or better) and sub-bottom sediment profiler, which should be synchronized to work simultaneously with the multibeam system. We also request a sufficent number of deep XBT's to provide daily water column sound velocity profiles to calibrate the multibeam system. If the ADCP system is working we request that it be run continuously to provide valuable ancilliary data on currents, but is not critical for our planned operations.

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 FacilitySelected 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.
Our objective is a continuous underway geophysical survey that will be conducted at least at 10 knots over 35 days collecting simultaneous multibeam bathymetry, magnetics, gravity and sub-bottom sediment profiler data.

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