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  QCF  -  2021  -  Marcus Langseth  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Relationship between plate boundary obliquity, strain accommodation, and fault zone geometry at oceanic-continental transforms: The Queen Charlotte Fault Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Lindsay Worthington, UNM Project Institution: UNM
Project ID: 106013 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 1/16/2018 10:26:00 PM Created By: Lindsay Worthington
Date Last Modified: 9/1/2020 1:34:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/MGG - 1824927 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Characterization of fault zone structure, crustal and sedimentary deformation and velocity structure of the lithosphere along an oceanic-continental transform margin. We will shoot ~4000 km of long-offset seismic reflection data and ~1800 km of coincident wide angle OBS data. Gravity, magnetics and bathymetry will be collected along the ship track.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will need a 15 km long seismic streamer and 1600 cu in airgun array. Instruments for gravity and magnetics are desired; multibeam echosounder.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009697 Created By: Lindsay Worthington
Date Last Modified: 9/1/2020 1:18:00 PM Date Submitted: 1/16/2018 10:26:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2021 Ship/Facility: Marcus Langseth
Optimum Start Date: 7/20/2021 Dates to Avoid: Low light and weather concerns during winter months.
Earliest Start Date: 5/1/2021 Multi-Ship Op: Yes
Latest Start Date: 10/1/2021 Other Ship(s): Previously, the Canadian vessel, John P Tully was planned for simultaneous short period OBS instrument operations.
We are submitting another STR for a UNOLS vessel for the supporting OBS work.

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
35 1 1 1 38
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval: NA # 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:
SE Alaska
Description of Op Area: continental shelf and slope offshore SE Alaska and British Columbia
Op Area Size/Dia.: 240
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
52.47° N / 132.156° W map
194 map
NP06 map
56.28° N / 135.74° W map
194 map
NP06 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.)
We are working with permitting office for foreign clearance and other permitting requirements.
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Ketchikan, AK, USA None Ketchikan, AK, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Shortest transit time to operations (<1 day).

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Lindsay Worthington, UNM
# in Science Party 10 # 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 2 co-chiefs, 2 graduate students, 4 watchstanders, 2 computer techs

Operator provided technicians: 2 streamer tech, 2 airgun tech, nav tech, computing tech
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPSelected 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.


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
Selected Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Center (OBSIC)Selected 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.
Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC):
1) up to 60 short period OBS for wide angle data acquisition
2) 28 broadband OBS

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