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  OOI Pioneer  -  2021  -  Global  
  Project Information  
Project Title: OOI CGSN Pioneer Array Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Al Plueddemann, WHOI Project Institution: WHOI
Project ID: 106795 Version #: 5
Date Submitted: 3/2/2020 3:17:00 PM Created By: Deidra Emrich
Date Last Modified: 2/3/2021 1:57:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF-OOI/OOI - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Pioneer Array servicing of moorings approximately every 6 months through 2023.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Global or Oceans Class vessel with Dynamic Positioning, crane rated to 10,000lbs, A-Frame to 10 tons, 1200 sq ft working deck; 60,000 lbs deck load; 9,000m 9/16" trawl wire, 12 days endurance, experience with mooring operations.
Summary of other requirements and comments: CTD and bathymetry surveys
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1011034 Created By: Deidra Emrich
Date Last Modified: 2/3/2021 1:57:00 PM Date Submitted: 3/2/2020 3:34:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2021 Ship/Facility: Global
Optimum Start Date: 9/15/2021 Dates to Avoid: Mooring servicing in spring and fall, timed for weather and biofouling cycle
Earliest Start Date: 9/1/2021 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/15/2021 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
20 2 2 0 24
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
Yes Interval: 6 months # of Cruises: 6

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: Recover, redeploy, refresh power system and sensors every 6 months.
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Recover, redeploy, refresh power system and sensors every 6 months, address biofouling. Deck payload when deploying and servicing moorings requires a large Global or Oceans Class vessel with Dynamic Positioning.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
NE Shelf
Description of Op Area: Pioneer Array located near 40 degrees N and 070-45 W.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 100nm
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
39° N / 69° W map
115 map
NA06 map
41° N / 71° W map
152 map
NA06 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
Woods Hole, MA, USA None Woods Hole, MA, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Home port of CGSN OOI facility and close proximity to op area.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Al Plueddemann, WHOI
# in Science Party 15 # 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 Chief Scientist, mooring and glider techs, instrument/system engineers
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningSelected ADCPSelected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Selected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireSelected 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.

Trawl wire needed to deploy mooring anchors and possible need to drag for moorings

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
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.
Global vessel with Dynamic Positioning, crane rated to 10,000lbs, A-Frame rated to 10 tons, 1200sq ft working deck, 60,000 lbs deck payload, 9,000m 9/16" trawl, 12 days endurance,experience with mooring operations.

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