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  SBCEXP 2021  -  2021  -  Neil Armstrong  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Seabed Characterization Test 2021 + Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: David Knobles, KSA Project Institution: KSA
Project ID: 106821 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 5/4/2020 6:53:00 PM Created By: David Knobles
Date Last Modified: 5/4/2020 6:53:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NAVY/ONR - TBD - Funded
Summary of Field Work: From May 15 2021 to June 01 2021 we are requesting ship time at the behalf of our sponsor at Office of Naval Research (Dr. Kyle Becker Code 321) to do sub bottom profiling of the seabed, sediment coring, acoustic measurements on moored arrays with both towed sources and explosive sources in two areas (1) the New England Mudpatch located south of Martha Vienyards in about 75 meters of water ~ 40.8 N 70.5 W) and (2) south of the Mudpatch close to the shelf break in about 200-400 meters of water. The geographical coordinates of the deeper site is an approximate rectangle (40.066 N 71.166 W, 39.95 N 71.166 W, 40.056 N 71.501 W, and 39.92 N 70.501 W)
Summary of Facility Requirements: We are requesting to do the field tests off the RV Armstrong. We will require the A-frame for deploying and recovering experiments, a UNOLOS winch, and a side crane.
Summary of other requirements and comments: We will have on board, Sound Underwater Signaling explosive charges of various weights as we did in a similar experiment on the Armstrong in March 2017. This requires a special containment locker be installed on the Armstrong prior to departure. We will pick up the charges at the same naval facility as we did last time.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Collaborative Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1011068 Created By: David Knobles
Date Last Modified: 5/4/2020 6:53:00 PM Date Submitted: 5/4/2020 6:53:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2021 Ship/Facility: Neil Armstrong
Optimum Start Date: 5/23/2021 Dates to Avoid: The Armstrong is reserved to May 22 and
we would like our part to start May 23. We are supposed to be back in port June 06
Earliest Start Date: 5/23/2021 Multi-Ship Op: Yes
Latest Start Date: 5/23/2021 Other Ship(s): The RV Endevour will be taking part in the field measurements

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
13 1 1 1 16
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: NA since this request is not for a repeating cruise
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
NA since this request is not for a repeating cruise
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
New Eng Shelf
Description of Op Area: The area of operations extends from the New England Mudpatch in about 75 meters of water whose center location is 40.5 N 70.5 W down to an area in about 200-1500 meters of water on the shelf break with a nominal coordinate of 40 degrees N and 71.8 degrees W
Op Area Size/Dia.: ~1400 sq nautical miles
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
40.5° N / 70.5° W map
152 map
NA06 map
40.056° N / 71.8° 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
Woods Hole is the home port of the Armstrong and is the nearest port to the area of operations

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: David Knobles, KSA
# in Science Party 26 # of different science teams 7 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements There are six scientific teams from WHOI, Univ. of DE, Univ of Texas, Univ of Washington Seattle, and SCRIPPS MPL University of California. Each science team has their own engineering teams for deployment and recovery with the exception of David Knobles , KSA that is acting as co-chief scientist for the program and voyage
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPSelected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Unselected 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 workSelected Other Operator Provided Inst. - Describe
2 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

We also need the conductivity, depth, and temperature measurements of the water column

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 SpoolerSelected Portable WinchUnselected Turn Table 
Explain Major Ancillary Facilities
Requirements and list description
and provider for "other" systems.

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