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  Pacific Porewater  -  2020  -  Thomas G. Thompson  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: How and Why eNd Tracks Ocean Circulation Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Brian Haley, OSU_Oregon State Project Institution: OSU_Oregon State
Project ID: 106214 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 8/10/2018 1:41:00 PM Created By: Brian Haley
Date Last Modified: 5/7/2019 2:23:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/CO - 1850765 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: This work aims to test the hypothesis that benthic fluxes of dissolved rare earth elements control the neodymium isotopic signature of deep water. This work requires intensive pore water sampling via multicorers and water column sampling via Niskin bottle and CTD at four stations in the Pacific at depths ranging from ~3000m to ~5000m.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Rosette (Large volume Niskin bottles are best) with CTD
Multi-corer with side-mounted Niskin
Gravity Corer
Suitable-diameter wires for rosette and corers
Cold van for sediment sampling
Deck space and A-frame (or other) for deployments/recovery
We also request multi-beam and chirp sub-bottom.
Summary of other requirements and comments: We hope to run the CTD/rosette casts while processing sediment from the multi-corer. Thus, we would ideally have two wires.
We would greatly appreciate two techs: one for the Niskin/CTD work and one for the sediment sampling; the sediment sampling technician should be part of the NORCOR facility at Oregon State University
Our main concern is a short cruise with lots of wire time (deep water) to try and recover pristine multicores... the stability of the ship is critical to avoid "bouncing" the corer. (Any extra ship days we might be able to acquire would be great too!)
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1010006 Created By: Brian Haley
Date Last Modified: 3/25/2019 3:22:00 PM Date Submitted: 8/10/2018 1:41:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2020 Ship/Facility: Thomas G. Thompson
Optimum Start Date: 1/1/2020 Dates to Avoid: Prefer to storm season, for weather and sea state.
Earliest Start Date: 1/1/2020 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/1/2020 Other Ship(s): n/a

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
12 2 2 15 31
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:
We hope to do deep multi-corer work, which is optimally done under calm conditions. The expedition has ambitious work planned for its duration, such that wire time spent on lander deployment and recovery will be critical.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Eq. Pac. to HI
Description of Op Area: Four stations from off Hawaii (at ~3000m depth) to ~1° Lat. North (Equator) on a N-S transect at ~152° west.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 1200
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
20° N / 152° W map
88 map
NP12 map
1° N / 152° W map
16 map
NP12 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
Honolulu, HI, USA None Honolulu, HI, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
We plan to sample off HI, then south to the equator.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Brian Haley, OSU_Oregon State
# in Science Party 6 # 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 We request one (or two) technicians to help with coring and CTD/rosette deployment/recovery.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPSelected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Selected 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.

We are requesting a multi-corer, gravity corer, Rosette/CTD. We would like to run the Rosette/CTD while sampling the multicorer sediments, thus request two lines.

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/telemetrySelected 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
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 VanSelected Cold Lab VanSelected 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.
Note: If there is a cold room for scientific use we will not need an additional cold van.

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