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  Dynamics of ichthyop  -  2007  -  Hugh R. Sharp  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Dynamics of ichthyoplankton ingress from the coastal ocean into Chesapeake and Delaware Bays: comparing spatiotemporal concordance and transport mechanisms Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth W. North, UMD_CES Project Institution: UMD_CES
Project ID: 100660 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 3/1/2007 7:27:00 PM Created By: Elizabeth W. North
Date Last Modified: 8/17/2007 5:02:00 PM URI Serial #: 20061017163933MG
Funding Agencies: NOAA - NA05OAR4171042 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Requested ship time is for a multi-institutional interdisciplinary program that is jointly sponsored by the Sea Grant programs in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. PIs on this tri-state proposal are E. North, W. Boicourt, and E. Houde of University of Maryland, T. Targett and R. Garvine of University of Delaware, and J. Olney and J. Brubaker of Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Dates of requested cruises are based on the time period of larval transport into the estuaries for three species of interest (menhaden, eel and croaker) and on tidal conditions (spring tides). It is important that the dates of the cruises do not shift outside the window of larval transport into the estuaries (i.e., no sooner than Nov. 2007 and no later than Feb. 2008).
Summary of Facility Requirements: Also see STR # 20070624160139ZF
Summary of other requirements and comments: We require use of a Scanfish and deck gear capable of deploying a MOCNESS (including conducting cable).
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1000669 Created By: Elizabeth W. North
Date Last Modified: 3/7/2007 9:29:00 PM Date Submitted: 3/7/2007 9:29:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2007 Ship/Facility: Hugh R. Sharp
Optimum Start Date: 1/1/2007 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 1/1/2007 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 12/31/2007 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
9 0 0 0 9
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements:
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Optimum: 11/6/07 - 11/14/07 / Alternate: 11/26/07 - 12/4/07
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Description of Op Area:
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
37° N / 76° W map
116 map
NA06 map
38° N / 75° W map
116 map
NA06 map
  Show Degrees Minutes    
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
Lewes, DE, USA Solomons Island, MD, USA Lewes, DE, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Requested Ports: Start - Lewes/Intermediate - Solomons/Gloucester Point/End - Lewes

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Elizabeth W. North, UMD_CES
# in Science Party 12 # 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
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
1 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

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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