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  US GEOTRACES sam  -  2008  -  Knorr  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: US GEOTRACES sampling systems and intercalibration Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Gregory A. Cutter, ODU_OEAS Project Institution: ODU_OEAS
Project ID: 100743 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 3/16/2007 2:57:00 PM Created By: Gregory A. Cutter
Date Last Modified: 1/15/2008 1:36:00 PM URI Serial #: 20060808143940GI
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/CO - 0648408 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: This will be a trace element intercalibration cruise requiring ultra clean conditions. The science party will bring 4 vans (20x8x8), including a container-housed Markey winch with 8000 m of Kevlar with conductor, 24 12L bottle clean rosette, and composite meter wheel. This clean rosette will be deployed off one of the ship's J frames (mid-ship); we will also use the ship's standard ctd/rosette system, as well as one ship's winch to spool 6000 m of 1/4" kevlar (and routed to a J frame) for manually deployed 30 L bottle sampling. There will also be underway pumping system (deployed off the quarter using the ship's crane).
Summary of Facility Requirements: This will be a very complex operation, but similar work has been done on both ships in the past (Knorr, 1996; Melville, 2002). The clean rosette winch will be mounted inside a 20x8x8 open container (frame) and will be designed to go on the 01 or main decks and its Kevlar cable routed to the starboard J frame; it will have its own operator/control room. As part of the intercalibration, we will also have to spool 6000 m of 1/4" Kevlar onto one of the winches on the 01 deck and lead it to a composite meter wheel on a starboard J frame (or extendable boom) for manually deploying 30L GO-Flo bottles; this has been done on both ship's in 1996 and 2002. The other 3 science vans will be for clean sample processing and analyses; 2 of these will have to be on the main deck near the rosette operations. In one of the hangars we will construct a clean area to house two 500L polyethylene tanks and associated pumps for homogenizing water samples.
Summary of other requirements and comments: see above
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1000833 Created By: Gregory A. Cutter
Date Last Modified: 3/16/2007 4:11:00 PM Date Submitted: 3/16/2007 4:11:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2008 Ship/Facility: Knorr
Optimum Start Date: 5/1/2008 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 5/1/2008 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 6/1/2008 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
30 0 0 0 30
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:
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
NA06 map
NA06 map
Foreign Clearance and Permitting Requirements
Foreign Clearance Required? Yes 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
Norfolk, VA, USA St. George's, Bermuda None
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Requested Ports: Start - 2008, Norfolk; 2009, San Diego/Intermediate - 2008, St Georges, Bermuda/End - 2008, Norfolk; 2009, San Diego

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Gregory A. Cutter, ODU_OEAS
# in Science Party 32 # 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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