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  SoCal Hazards  -  2020  -  Robert Gordon Sproul  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Southern California Marine Geohazards Investigation Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Daniel Brothers, USGS-PCMSC Project Institution: USGS-PCMSC
Project ID: 106803 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 3/26/2020 9:23:00 PM Created By: Daniel Brothers
Date Last Modified: 10/16/2020 8:28:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: USGS - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: The USGS will be leading high-resolution marine geophysical surveys of the Palos Verdes Shelf and Slope, offshore Los Angeles. Surveys will be entirely in federal waters and will involve 24-hour operations for approximately 8 days.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Require a capable regional class vessel and nearby port for equipment mobilization and demobilization. SIO's Sproul would be ideal. The USGS will be providing the geophysical equipment and staffing needed to operate the equipment. We will need some technical support in port during mobilizaiton and demobilization. Access to fork lifts, cranes, vessel hydraulics and electrical systems.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1011040 Created By: Daniel Brothers
Date Last Modified: 10/16/2020 8:28:00 PM Date Submitted: 3/26/2020 9:23:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2020 Ship/Facility: Robert Gordon Sproul
Optimum Start Date: 10/15/2020 Dates to Avoid: We need good weather for geophysical surveys; we intended to do this work in September, but it is being delayed due to coronavirus.
Earliest Start Date:   Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date:   Other Ship(s): only single ship op's on R/V Sproul. Mob/demob in San Diego, transit north to LA area, spend 6-7 days on site, transit back to San Diego.

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
7 2 1 2 12
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:
Sproul is optimal size and day rate for our planned operations and available budget.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
San Pedro Shelf
Description of Op Area: San Pedro continental shelf and slope offshore Los Angeles.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 60
  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.)
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
San Diego, CA, USA None San Diego, CA, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Transit from San Diego is reasonable. We would like to utilize SIO's dockside support and work out of Sproul's home port.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Daniel Brothers, USGS-PCMSC
# 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 We anticipate needing only one restech on board to assist and oversee equipment deployments and recovery.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected 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.

USGS will provide all equipment to be used

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.

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