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  Cabled Array  -  2020  -  Thomas G. Thompson  
  Project Information  
Project Title: OOI Regional Cabled Array Maintenance Cruise Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Deborah S. Kelley, UW Project Institution: UW
Project ID: 106418 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 2/13/2019 12:59:00 PM Created By: Deborah S. Kelley
Date Last Modified: 2/13/2019 12:59:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF-OOI/OOI - A101403 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: This field program will turn multiple secondary junction boxes and over 100 OOI Core instruments as required each year to maintain the Regional Cabled Array. In addition, depending on infrastructure status prior to the field season, 1 or more moorings may need turned.
Summary of Facility Requirements: This work requires a global class research ship due to the amount of infrastructure to be turned, the weight of the infrastructure, and number of personnel required (36). The cruise requires the use of the remotely operated vehicle Jason for installation of infrastructure using the underbelly winch and to plug/unplug wet mate connectors - typically >40 dives.
Summary of other requirements and comments: Depending on infrastructure status, the ship must be able to handle both a medium-and heavy left OOI winch.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1010358 Created By: Deborah S. Kelley
Date Last Modified: 2/13/2019 12:59:00 PM Date Submitted: 2/13/2019 12:59:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2020 Ship/Facility: Thomas G. Thompson
Optimum Start Date: 7/7/2020 Dates to Avoid: Avoid dates prior to June and after September due to poor weather conditions and likely loss of ROV dives, puts the maintenance program at risk
Earliest Start Date: 6/25/2020 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 7/16/2020 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
26 4 3 2 35
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:
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Juan de Fuca
Description of Op Area: Area includes Cascadia Margin off Newport Oregon and Axial Seamount
Op Area Size/Dia.: 300
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
46° N / 130° W map
158 map
NP09 map
48.633333° N / 124.3° 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 Newport, OR, USA Newport, OR, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Closest port to work area (1 hr to first station, 22 hrs to farthest station - Axial Seamount). At least 2 two intermediate port calls to onload/offload equipment and personnel

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Deborah S. Kelley, UW
# in Science Party 36 # of different science teams 2 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements Science team will include the Jason crew; we will be conducting 24 hr ops so need to ship techs (one deck, one IT).
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningSelected 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 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.

Significant deck space and capability to handle very heavy loads.

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.
Will require Jason for installation/recovery of Cabled Array infrastructure. UW team may bring both the OOI heavy and medium lift winches.

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