RESEARCH PERMIT APPLICATION FOR THE EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE OF THE FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA Date: 12-15-00 1. NAME OF APPLICANT: Dr. Sherman Bloomer Department of Geosciences Oregon State University Corvallis, OR 97331 Dr. Patricia Fryer SOEST/Planetary Geosciences 2525 Correa Road Honolulu, HI 96822 2. ADDRESS OF APPLICANT: see above 3. VESSEL NAME: R/V Melville 4. TYPE OF VESSEL: Research Vessel 5. RADIO TELEGRAM CALL SIGN: WECB 6. SIGNAL LETTER (IF NO RADIO TELEGRAM CALL SIGN): 7. FISHING VESSEL REGISTRATION NUMBER: NOT APPLICABLE 8. VESSEL PARTICULARS: A. YEAR LAUNCHED: 1969 B. LENGTH: 278' 10" C. BREADTH: 46' D. DEPTH:16' 6" E. GROSS TONNAGE: 2516 tons F. ENGINE HORSEPOWER: Diesel-Electric SCR Caterpillar 3 @ 1,550 hp and 1 @ 700 hp 1,500 hp per shaft H. SIZE OF SCIENTIFIC PARTY IN THE ABOVE: 18-25 9. DESCRIPTION OF VESSEL REFRIGERATION: A. REFRIGERATION METHOD: Not applicable B. IF BRINE, NaCl or CaCl: Not applicable C. STORAGE TEMPERATURE: Not applicable D. STORAGE CAPACITY: Not applicable 10. LANDING PLACE(S) WHERE CATCH WILL BE DISCHARGED: A. Not applicable B. Not applicable C. Not applicable 11. DETAILS OF RESEARCH OR TRAINING WITHIN THE EXTENDED FISHERY ZONE: (IN CASE OF MULTIPLE VOYAGES DURING VALIDITY PERIOD OF PERMIT, THIS ITEM MUST BE COMPLETED FOR EACH VOYAGE). (1) A. AREA OF OPERATION: Please see attached cruise plan and cruise track B. ITINERARY: C. PURPOSE: D. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: E. METHOD OF RESEARCH: TRAINING: F. CHIEF INVESTIGATOR CHIEF INSTRUCTOR: G. NUMBER IN SCIENTIFIC PARTY IF DIFFERENT FROM 8 (H) ABOVE 12. CAPACITY OF VESSEL TO ACCOMMODATE SCIENTIFIC PARTICIPANTS OR TRAINEES: We welcome one observer from FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA 13 OPERATION COST: Not applicable IS NOT (ATTACH OFFICIAL SUPPORTING DOCUMENT) DEPENDENT OF CATCH. SIGNATURE: Elizabeth Brenner Scripps Institution of Oceanography University of California, San Diego La Jolla, California, 92083-0210 (858) 534-2841 email@example.com Appendix I -Cruise Plan 7,8,9 10 FEB NP10/Mariana Forearch/ Fryer, P./SOEST/ Guam 23/NSF/F 01 MAR Hawaii MR1, dredging OCE99-07063 Guam 2,3 04 MAR NP10// Bloomer S./OSU/ Guam 39/NSF/F 12 APR Hawaii MR-1,dredging OCE001876 Guam /Mariana forear Fryer, P./SOEST/ 5/NSF/F Hawaii MR-1 OCE99-07063 Fryer: Leave port February 10 Surveying with HMR1, from February 10th through February 24th south and west of Guam, concentrated in an area between 11§N and 13§30'N, 140§30'E and 143§30'E. Continuous surveying with HMR1. The shipboard gravimeter and towed magnetometer will be run concurrently throughout. No seismic gear will be deployed. After the area is surveyed (southwest of Guam) HMR1 will be recovered and secured on or about the 24th of February, near the southwestern edge of the work area (11§N, 140§30'E). We will then do rock dredging (standard chain bag dredge run off the starboard A-frame also will attempt wax coring on the backarc basin spreading axis) at selected sites working back eastwards to Guam. Seabeam will be used during this time for positioning. Lab faciltiies required will be the standard underway monitors, the standard Seabeam processing and products (during dredging operations, the standard HMR11 processing and products as supplied by the HMRG, and space for sawing rocks and laying out and describing specimens. Return to port in Guam 1 March. Bloomer: Leave port March 4th, Robert Stern of the University of Texas at Dallas will serve as co-chief scientist for the first mini-leg. Surveying with HMR1, beginning about 6 hours out of Guam from 13o30'N just west of Guam northwards (or as early as we can deploy HMR1). Surveying northwest of Guam, concentrated in an area between 13§30'N and 16§N, 143§30'E and 146§E. Continuous surveying with HMR1. The shipboard gravimeter and towed magnetometer will be run concurrently throughout. A three-component magnetometer supplied by one of our Japanese colleagues will be mounted on Melville. This is not towed in the water and requires only power and space (if I have my story straight, we are securing technical specifications for this). No seismic gear will be deployed. On or about March 16 we will make a transect across the arc and the forearc to about 13§50'N, 146§E, to the area of operations of JOIDES Resolution. We will retrieve and secure HMR1, and transfer Patty Fryer from the Resolution to Melville via small boat, weather permitting (the dates for this transfer are flexible over a period of about 3-4 days). We will then redeploy HMR1, and run a survey with the same suite of instruments in the area immediately southeast of Guam between 12§N and 13§30'N and about 144§30'E to 146§E until the 22nd of March. We will retrieve and secure HMR1 on the evening of March 21st, and begin to break it down. We plan to be near Guam at this point, ready to enter harbor on March 23rd and offload HMR1. It takes about one to day to pack, secure, and off-load HMR1. I am not sure how much of this can be done at sea. If we can do the breakdown at sea, we will do 2 dredges off the starboard A-frame SE of Guam and/or Seabeam surveying south and west of Guam. We plan to schedule the breakdwon of HMR1 such that we can enter port the morning of the 23rd, offload HMR-1, make the changeover of part of the scientific party, and put to sea again that afternoon. The remainder of the cruise will be spent in bottom sampling, in the area area between 14oN and 16oN, 144oE and 146oE. We will use standard chain-bag rock dredges off the stern A-frame, alternating with a large pipe dredge, also off the stern A-frame. The pipe dredge simply replaces the chain bag dredge and is rigged the same way. We will make occasional use of the wax corer when working on the back-arc axis. Seabeam will be used during this time for positioning. Lab faciltiies required will be the standard underway monitors, the standard Seabeam processing and products, the standard MR-1 processing and products as supplied by the HMRG group, and space for sawing rocks and laying out and describing specimens. Return to port in Guam 12 April.