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  2019 Alvin Engineer  -  2019  -  Atlantis  
  Project Information  
Project Title: 2019 DSV Alvin engineering dive series Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: W. Bruce Strickrott, WHOI Project Institution: WHOI
Project ID: 106207 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 7/25/2018 9:38:00 AM Created By: W. Bruce Strickrott
Date Last Modified: 12/27/2019 5:10:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/IPS - NONE - Funded
NAVY/ONR - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: 2 x 5 days (total 10 days) in 2019 for engineering trials and training to best prepare the HOV Alvin for funded science cruises. Our request is two fold: (1) first one will be a collaborative engineering cruise with the Atlantis SSSG after the Atlantis coming out of shipyard work/prior to Sylvan cruise. We would like to request 5 funded days, including 3 Alvin dive days; (2) the second one will be 5-days Alvin shake-down cruise prior to Hansell cruise. Because of a rather long system operations hiatus between the Sylvan and Hansell cruises, we would like to request 5 dive days to best prepare the submersible for Hansell cruise as this shake-down model has been proven very well in 2018 prior to Kurz cruise. Dive site can be chosen near the ports of call associated with open availability of RV Atlantis (to minimize transit time/distance to the dive sites). Ideal dive depths will be >70 meter up to 4500m (if available)
Summary of Facility Requirements: Requires use of RV Atlantis and HOV Alvin
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1010004 Created By: W. Bruce Strickrott
Date Last Modified: 12/27/2019 5:10:00 PM Date Submitted: 7/25/2018 9:38:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2019 Ship/Facility: Atlantis
Optimum Start Date: 1/1/2019 Dates to Avoid: Please schedule one 5 days (including 3 dive days) before Sylvan, and the second 5 days (including 5 dive days) before Hansel cruise.
Earliest Start Date: 3/1/2019 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 3/15/2019 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
10 4 2 4 20
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:
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Westcoast, GoM
Description of Op Area: One is off the US westcoast, the other one is in Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean
Op Area Size/Dia.: N/A
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
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.)
Clearance needs will all depend on where Atlantis will become available for the Alvin engineering dives
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
None None None
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
This will depend on where Atlantis will become available for the Alvin engineering dives

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Andrew D. Bowen, WHOI
# 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 The science party size can vary depending on what other cruise component will be added
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)
Selected 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
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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