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PART 1 : General Particulars    


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Profile ID  :   756
PS  :   David  McInroy
PI  :     
SME (General) Submission Date  :    26-03-2013
SME (Funding) Submission Date  :    26-03-2013

Ship-time & Marine Equipment Application Form (SME)

NOTES:
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PART 1 : General Particulars    SECTION A : Cruise details

1.  Principal scientist details SME  PART 1 : General Particulars
SECTION A : Cruise details
First name : David
Last name : McInroy
Your title : Mr
Institution : British Geological Survey
Contact address :
Murchison House,
West Mains Road,
Edinburgh 
Post code : EH9 3LA
Email : dbm@bgs.ac.uk
Telephone : 0131 650 0382
Fax : 0131 668 4140
Mobile :
 
Is Principal Investigator a different person to the Principle Scientist?


2.  Title of project SME  PART 1 : General Particulars
SECTION A : Cruise details
Grant or project title
International Ocean Discovery Program: Atlantis Massif Expedition, Central Atlantic 


3.  Programme details SME  PART 1 : General Particulars
SECTION A : Cruise details
NERC's Marine Facilities Planning programme is planned on the basis of the financial year i.e. 1st April to 31st March, therefore the year 2010/11 will run from the 1st April 2010 to the 31st March 2011.

If a project has a number of cruises which use different equipment on the cruise - separate applications must be made for each of the cruises. If a project has a number of cruises which all use the same equipment a single (multi-profile) application can be made. See the Marine Facilities Planning Guide - Multi-Profile for details. Help icon.
How many cruises do you anticipate in 2011/12
How many cruises do you anticipate in 2012/13
How many cruises do you anticipate in 2013/14
How many cruises do you anticipate in 2014/15
How many cruises do you anticipate in 2015/16 1
How many cruises do you anticipate in 2016/17


4.  Description of research project SME  PART 1 : General Particulars
SECTION A : Cruise details
A description (approx 2-pages) of the research project to be carried out during the cruise must be provided. Please type or paste this information into the text area below.

This research project description will be used when creating the Programme.

Diagram or more detailed information (eg. papers) may be included as file uploads.
Research Summary Description :
We address two exciting discoveries in mid-ocean ridge research: off-axis, serpentinite-hosted hydrothermal activity, exemplified by the Lost City Hydrothermal Field (LCHF); and the significance of tectono-magmatic processes in forming and exposing heterogeneous mafic and variably serpentinized ultramafic lithosphere that are key components of slow and ultraslow spreading ridges. Serpentinization is a fundamental process that controls rheology and geophysical properties of the oceanic lithosphere and has major consequences for heat flux, geochemical cycles and microbial activity in a wide variety of environments. However, we currently have no constraints on the nature and distribution of microbial communities in ultramafic subsurface environments. Our proposed drilling focuses on: (1) exploring the extent and activity of the subsurface biosphere in young ultramafic and mafic seafloor; (2) assessing how abiotic and biotic processes change with aging of the lithosphere and with variations in rock type; (3) quantifying the role of serpentinization in driving hydrothermal systems, and in sustaining microbiological communities, and in the sequestration of carbon in ultramafic rocks; and (4) characterizing tectono-magmatic processes that lead to lithospheric heterogeneities and the evolution of hydrothermal activity associated with detachment faulting. We propose an IODP MSP expedition, utilising sea bed drills deployed from a research vessel, to core a series of shallow (50-100m) holes across the Atlantis Massif oceanic core complex (30?N, Mid-Atlantic Ridge), where detachment faulting exposes both mafic and ultramafic lithologies on the seafloor. We aim to recover in-situ sequences of sediments, hydrothermal deposits/veins, and basement rocks that comprise a broad zone of detachment faulting across: a spreading-parallel (E-W) profile along the southern wall and at varying distances from the LCHF; and a ridge-parallel (N-S) profile into the center of the massif, where the dominant rock compositions changes from ultramafic to mafic. Drilling the E-W profile will allow us to evaluate how microbial communities evolve with variations in hydrothermal activity and with age of emplacement on the seafloor. We aim to compare microbial activity and diversity in areas of diffuse H2-rich fluid flow and carbonate precipitation with communities in areas away from the active hydrothermal system and with variable substrates and crustal ages. By quantifying the extent and evolution of carbonate precipitation we will evaluate the potential for natural CO2 sequestration in serpentinizing peridotites. Drilling the N-S profile will allow us to evaluate how faulting and lithospheric heterogeneities influence hydrothermal alteration and the nature of the deep biosphere in varying lithologies; and to assess the role of the differing rheologies of gabbros and serpentinized ultramafic rocks in localizing detachment faults.

UK proponents: Christopher MacLeod (Univ. Cardiff), Andrew McCaig (Leeds Univ.), Antony Morris (Univ. Plymouth), Roger Searle (Durham Univ.). 
Multiple file upload
A number of files may be added. Files must be in the doc, gif, jpeg or pdf format, all diagrams to be gif or jpeg. The size of individual file uploads must not exceed - 150 Kilobytes. See the Marine Facilities Planning Guide - File Upload for details. Help icon.
Research Summary File Uploads : A file has been uploaded which cannot be included.
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PART 1 : General Particulars    SECTION B : Cruise logistics

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1. Cruise timing - for the first cruise in 2015/16 SME  PART 1 : General Particulars
SECTION B : Cruise logistics
Earliest acceptable science start date 01 - Oct
Latest acceptable science end date 30 - Nov
Please state clearly what your time constraints are and why.
The proposed timing coincides with the availability of the sea bed drills identified for this project: the British Geological Survey Rockdrill 2, and MARUM's Meeresboden-Bohrgerat (MeBo). 


2. Cruise period - for the first cruise in 2015/16 SME  PART 1 : General Particulars
SECTION B : Cruise logistics
Preferred number of science days on-site (excluding passage to and from the site). 30
Minimum number of science days acceptable (excluding passage). 30


3.  Cruise working area SME  PART 1 : General Particulars
SECTION B : Cruise logistics
Please give a general location: e.g. North Atlantic.
The four positions below should encapsulate the location of your working area.
General location : North Central Atlantic
Point 1 - Latitude : 30-8-N
Point 1 - Longitude : 42-7-W
Point 2 - Latitude : 30-8-N
Point 2 - Longitude : 42-7-W
Point 3 - Latitude : 30-8-N
Point 3 - Longitude : 42-7-W
Point 4 - Latitude : 30-8-N
Point 4 - Longitude : 42-7-W
Please state your 'assumed' port of mobilisation : Southampton
Please state your 'assumed' port of demobilisation : Southampton
State reasons for the use of specific mobilisation or de-mobilisation ports
Southampton would be the best place to mobilise the equipment (to save transport costs and to ensure the equipment fixing is correct) but potentially any other large port could be used. Although the Azores is the closest port, the cost of shipping and crane facilities required etc. doesn't make this an optimal port for mob/demob. The Science Party could board in the Azores. 
Multiple file upload.
Please upload a cruise map or maps of your working area. There is an example of a completed map - [here].
Images should be no larger than 720 pixels wide or 150 Kilobytes in size. For further information see the Marine Facilities Planning Guide - File Upload.  -   Help icon.
Uploaded Image Missing.
Please include any other information relating to your cruise location here.
The drill sites were selected by the proponents and approved by the IODP Site Characterisation Panel and the IODP Environmental Protection and Safety Panel. 


4.  Request for specific research ship. SME  PART 1 : General Particulars
SECTION B : Cruise logistics
Please indicate which ship(s) are un/acceptable for your cruise, you may choose more than one ship.   See page 5 for details of ship fitted equipment.
See the guidance notes for details of barter arrangements with Ocean Facilities Exchange Group (European) or OCEANIC (USA) research ships. If a specific barter ship is required contact should be made with NERC Marine Planning to establish availability before submission of the SME.
RRS Discovery :
RRS James Cook : Acceptable
RRS James Clark Ross :
RRS Ernest Shackleton :
Other ship (if meets requirements) Acceptable
Please state the reasons why a ship is unacceptable or for choosing a specific ship
RRS James Cook is preferred, but we would need to look at the deck space available on alternative vessels for two sea bed drills. The back deck hold cover of the James Cook would need to be removed. This will require major work and so needs to be in the NOC REFIT planning stage early on. 


5.  Number of berths required for the first cruise in 2015/16 SME  PART 1 : General Particulars
SECTION B : Cruise logistics
Please indicate the preferred and the acceptable number of scientific berths (exclusive of NMF-SS technical support) that are required to deliver your science programme: In Part 2 Section B Technical Support Staff there are futher questions regarding NMF-SS manning and training berths.

Maximum Berth Numbers :
Discovery = 28; Cook = 31; JCR = 31; ES = 37;
Preferred number of scientist berths (exclusive of NMF-SS technical support). 31
Minimum number of scientist berths (exclusive of NMF-SS technical support). 31


6.  British Antarctic Survey SME  PART 1 : General Particulars
SECTION B : Cruise logistics
Is this an application for BAS core science?


1.  Chemistry SME  PART 1 : General Particulars
SECTION B : Cruise logistics
1.1 Radionuclide laboratory container.
1.1 Clean chemistry laboratory container.
1.1 General purpose chemistry laboratory container.
1.2 Ship fitted laboratory fume hood.
1.2 Ship fitted laboratory laminar flow hoods.
1.3 Laboratory hydrogen gas generators.
1.3 Laboratory pure air gas generators.
1.3 Laboratory nitrogen gas generators.
1.4 Laboratory liquid nitrogen generator.
1.5 Laboratory pure water system (Millipore).
1.6 Underway water sampling system (Trace Metal Spec).
1.7 Liquid scintillation counter.


2.  Seismics/Echo Sounders/Coring SME  PART 1 : General Particulars
SECTION B : Cruise logistics
2.1 Bolt 1500LL seismic airguns.
2.1 Multi-channel seismic systems.
2.2 Magnetometers.
2.2 Gravity meters.
2.3 Sub-bottom profiler (3.5 kHz echo sounder).
2.4 PES - Precision echo sounder 10kHz (10/12 kHz fish and hull mounted system).
2.5 Mini box corer (200mm square box).
2.5 Standard piston core system.
2.5 Long piston core system (Giant piston core).
2.5 SMBA multicore.
2.5 Gravity core.
2.5 NIOZ box corer (500mm square box).
2.5 SMBA box corer: stainless steel (500mm square box).
2.5 Kasten corer.
2.5 Mega corer.
2.5 Day grab.
2.5 Shipek grab.
2.6 Agassiz trawl systems.
2.6 OTSB trawl systems.
2.7 Seabed dredging.
2.9 Sound velocity probe (SVP).
2.10 Seismic compressor container.


3.  Deep Platforms. SME  PART 1 : General Particulars
SECTION B : Cruise logistics
3.1 Towed ocean bottom instrument (TOBI).
3.2 ISIS 6500m remotely operated vehicle (ROV).
3.3 Shrimp platform.
3.4 Bridget platform.
3.5 Autosub 3/Autosub 6000
3.6 Underwater gliders


4.  Sensors and Moorings. SME  PART 1 : General Particulars
SECTION B : Cruise logistics
4.1 Moorings & mooring instrumentation.
4.1 McLane moored profiling CTD systems.
4.2 Seasoar system.
4.3 CTD / rosette sampler systems (Stainless steel).
4.3 CTD / rosette sampler systems (Titanium).
4.4 Stand alone pumps (SAP).
4.5 Moving vessel profiler (MVP300).
4.6 CI FASTRACKA FRRF.
4.7 Scanfish.
4.8 Salinometer.
4.9 XBT/XCTD System.
4.10 10kHz Waterfall Monitoring System
4.11 SC ADCP RDI WH long ranger 75kHz (1500m depth rating - 2 off).
4.11 SC ADCP RDI WH long ranger 75kHz (3000m depth rating - 1 off).
4.11 SC ADCP RDI WH sentinel 300 kHz (6000m depth rating - 2 off).
4.11 SC ADCP RDI WH sentinel 600 kHz (6000m depth rating - 2 off).
4.11 SC ADCP RDI WH monitor 1200kHz (@500 depth rating - 2 off).
4.11 L ADCP RDI WH monitor 300kHz (6000m depth rating - 2 off).
4.11 L ADCP RDI narrow band 150kHz (2 off).
4.12 Rockland VMP 5500 Deep Sea Microstructure Turbulence Profiler


5.   Miscellaneous SME  PART 1 : General Particulars
SECTION B : Cruise logistics
5.1 -85 degree centigrade freezer. Yes
5.1 -20 degree centigrade freezer. Yes
5.1 Refrigerators. Yes
5.1 Ice making machine.
5.2 Gas bottle storage racks. Yes
5.3 User supplied laboratory container. Yes
5.4 User supplied storage container. Yes
5.5 Cold storage container.


PART 2 : Technical Requirements    SECTION B : Ship Fitted Equipment

Ship fitted equipment SME  PART 2 : Technical Requirements
SECTION B : Ship Fitted Equipment
If you have not previously selected which ship you require or you have selected the Barter ship option then this page may be empty.



  1. Ship fitted Equipment SME PART 2 : Technical Requirements
SECTION B : Ship Fitted Equipment
150 kHz hull mounted ADCP system. Y
75 kHz hull mounted ADCP system. Y
SIMRAD EA600 12 kHZ single beam echo sounder. Y
SIMRAD EK60 echo sounder. Y
SIMRAD EM120 swath bathymetry system. Y Yes
SIMRAD SBP 120 sub bottom profiler (3°). Y Yes
SIMRAD shallow water multibeam (EM710). Y
Ship scientific computing systems. Y
Ship Dynamic Positioning System. Y Yes
Ultra short base line (USBL) acoustic navigation system. Y Yes
Meteorology monitoring package. Y
Clean air sampling system. Y
Pumped sea water sampling system [hull bottom intake]. Y Yes
Wave height recorders. Y
Gas distribution system to laboratory. Y Yes
Seismic air compressor. Y
Sea surface monitoring system [salinity, temperature, transmissometer, fluorimeter]. Y
Dartcom Satellite Imaging System Y
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PART 2 : Technical Requirements    SECTION C : Full Equipment Description

Further details on some previously selected equipment. SME  PART 2 : Technical Requirements
SECTION C : Full Equipment Description
Some equipment requires no further information to be provided at this time - This page may be empty.


  Ship Fitted Systems - SIMRAD EM120 System SME  PART 2 : Technical Requirements
SECTION C : Full Equipment Description
How many days do you wish to use the SIMRAD EM120 System during the cruise 30
Is the survey to be one continuous operation or broken into specific blocks Broken
Do you require NMF-SS staff to process the data on board
Specify any additional requirements for the EM120 system.
 


PART 2 : Technical Requirements    SECTION D : User Supplied Equipment

1.  User Supplied Equipment SME  PART 2 : Technical Requirements
SECTION D : User Supplied Equipment
Please itemise the main items of equipment outside the NMF-SS equipment pool to be used during the cruise (i.e. over-side equipment, laboratory equipment, specialist containers etc).
Name and equipment description.
1) British Geological Survey Rockdrill 2. The BGS RD2 is the latest generation of remotely operated subsea rockdrills. This drill employs a multibarrel carousel system to allow deeper penetration than was possible with previous systems. This new drill can continuously core in 1.7m sections up to a total of 50m below seabed in water depths of 4000m. This system can be shipped to any convenient port and mobilised on a DP vessel of opportunity. The system is supplied with a dedicated launch and recovery system (LARS) to allow operations to be carried out in higher sea states.

2) MARUM Meeresboden-Bohrgerat (MeBo) sea bed drill. The MARUM has developed the sea floor drill rig MeBo, capable of sampling soft sediments and hard rocks down to 80 m below sea floor. It can be operated in water depths up to 2000 m. The MeBo can be deployed from standard research vessels like RV METEOR and RV SONNE. The MeBo is a portable drill rig which is remotely operated from the vessel. A steel armoured umbilical manufactured by the Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke (NSW) is used to lower the MeBo to the sea bed. Copper wires and fibre optics in the umbilical core are used for energy supply and for communication. The MeBo uses the Remote Systems Engine from Schilling Robotics as telemetry system. This company also developed the loading arm and the rotating magazines that are used for storage of the required drill tools on the rig. Prakla Bohrtechnik was responsible for the drill technology and the hydraulics. 


PART 2 : Technical Requirements    SECTION E : Additional Facilities

1.  Additional facilities. SME  PART 2 : Technical Requirements
SECTION E : Additional Facilities
In addition to research ships, NMF-SS technicians and NMEP equipment, NERC provides a range of facilities to support environmental research (see 'NERC Services & Facilities' website - here - for further information) and NERC has access to a number of marine facilities via the barter arrangements with IFREMER (France), BMBF (Germany) & NSF (USA) (see the NERC marine planning website for more information). Please indicate below which, if any, of the additional facilities you may require to support the research, should the cruise be programmed.
Please add any further comments as required.
The back deck hold cover of the James Cook would need to be removed. This will require major work and so needs to be in the NOC REFIT planning stage early on.

Depending on the space available, the BGS will provide up to 8 containerised laboratories and containerised core storage, in addition to the space requirements of the two sea bed drills. 


PART 3 : Funding and Approval    SECTION A : Funding Option

1.  Details of funding SME  PART 3 : Funding and Approval
SECTION A : Funding Option
At this stage you MUST have already secured funding or be in the process of submitting an application for funding to cover the ‘superstructure’ costs association with your cruise i.e. NMF- SS or BAS technical support and equipment costs. You DO NOT presently require confirmation that your funding has been approved in order to progress to the next stage of this process - only to supply us with details about your funding application. Please note that until you have confirmed your funding your application WILL NOT be included in the planning process. Please help us by completing this information at your earliest possible convenience. Please note that it is the responsibility of the Principal Scientist to ensure that the Project always has sufficient funding to meet the costs which are being indicated.

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Please indicate where you applied / are applying for funding by completing one of the following sections :
Funding from NERC.
Funding from non-NERC source. Yes


5.  Funding from non-NERC source. SME  PART 3 : Funding and Approval
SECTION A : Funding Option
Has any peer-review been undertaken on the application? Yes
Please provide details of this non-NERC funding
The project will be funded by the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD), of which NERC is a member. We apply for ship time on the basis that the ship will be provided by NERC as a contribution in kind. 






PART 3 : Funding and Approval    SECTION B : Funding Confirmed

1.  Details of confirmed funding SME  PART 3 : Funding and Approval
SECTION B : Funding Confirmed
Please help us by completing your funding information at your earliest possible convenience. Also note that until you have confirmed your funding your application WILL NOT be included in the planning process.

A provisional cruise costing based upon the information which you have supplied in the SME (Technical & General) may already have been uploaded into the Profile. Please let us know if you are waiting for a costing to be produced - [here].

Please note that it is the responsibility of the Principal Scientist to ensure that the Project always has sufficient funding to meet the costs which are being indicated.
I have received confirmation that the funding has been allocated to meet the requirements outlined in this SME. Yes
Please indicate the amount of funding which has been allocated to meet your SME requirements (for Standard grants please enter 'na').
The ECORD Facility Board approved the scheduling of this project in 2015 using ECORD funds at their March 2013 meeting. ECORD estimates granting the BGS a minimum 2015 budget of $9M (£5.7M). We are applying for ship time on the basis that NERC will provide the vessel as a contribution in kind.