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  Benthic Observer Pro  -  2019  -  Thomas G. Thompson  
  Project Information  
Project Title: A Navy-Relevant Energy-Harvesting In-Water Sensor Network for Coastal Security Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Clare E. Reimers, OS Project Institution: OS
Project ID: 106123 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 3/23/2018 6:32:00 PM Created By: Clare E. Reimers
Date Last Modified: 3/23/2018 6:32:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NAVY/ONR - N00014-16-1-2881 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: The objective is to recover a benthic sensor/acoustic modem platform that has been making measurements at the seafloor at 580 m for over 2 years. The sensors and modem have been powered with a benthic microbial fuel cell that forms the base of the platform. A ROV will be utilized to locate and retrieve the platform that has a footprint of 0.28 m^2 and weighs ~100 kg in air. Sediment push cores will be collected at the study site, and CTD casts performed to provide additional environmental data.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Remote Operated Vehicle and supporting winch and over the side handling systems.
Dynamic positioning.
Summary of other requirements and comments: This field work could be completed as an add-on to another program such as the OOI Cabled Array maintenance cruise in 2019. An issue with working with OOI, however, may be the availability of berths.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Collaborative Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009912 Created By: Clare E. Reimers
Date Last Modified: 3/23/2018 6:32:00 PM Date Submitted: 3/23/2018 6:32:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2019 Ship/Facility: Thomas G. Thompson
Optimum Start Date: 7/1/2019 Dates to Avoid: none at this time
Earliest Start Date: 4/1/2019 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/9/2019 Other Ship(s): n/a

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
1 0 0 1 2
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:
This project could use an Ocean class vessel. Thompson is requested because an OOI Cabled Array cruise has been requested to the area of operations in our time window with Thompson and ROV Jason. The chief scientist is Deborah S. Kelley.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Oregon slope
Description of Op Area: Single station
Op Area Size/Dia.: 1 x 1
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
44.361° N / 124.938° W map
157 map
NP09 map
44.361° N / 124.938° W map
157 map
NP09 map
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Foreign Clearance and Permitting Requirements
Foreign Clearance Required? No 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
Newport, OR, USA None Newport, OR, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Newport is the closest port to the research site and within a half day's transit.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Clare E. Reimers, OS
# in Science Party 8 # 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 The science party size will depend on whether we work on a collaborative basis or as the sole science team. We request having two OSU scientists, a marine tech and an ROV support team.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPUnselected 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 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)
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.
We request Jason because it is expected to be available on a collaborative basis. A smaller ROV with 1000 m tether should be adequate for the required operations.

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