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  DynAMITE  -  2011  -  Knorr  
  Project Information  
Project Title: An Investigation of Abyssal Mixing and Interior Transports in the North Atlantic Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Ruth Curry, WHOI Project Institution: WHOI
Project ID: 101866 Version #: 5
Date Submitted: 2/5/2009 4:59:00 PM Created By: Ruth Curry
Date Last Modified: 5/31/2011 4:54:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/PO - 0926848 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Year 2010: deploy 6-moorings down the SE flank of Bermuda Rise, and acquire 18 CTD/rosette casts along the mooring line

Year 2011: 28-day shipboard survey using Multibeam sonar, High Resolution Profiler (HRP2), and CTD/rosette casts.

Year 2012: Recover all moorings and acquire a CTD/rosette cast at each site.
Summary of Facility Requirements: 2010: Deck space for 6 deep ocean moorings, CTD winch

2011: Multibeam sonar, CTD winch

2012: Deck space for 6 deep ocean moorings, CTD winch
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1002682 Created By: Ruth Curry
Date Last Modified: 5/31/2011 4:54:00 PM Date Submitted: 2/5/2009 4:59:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2011 Ship/Facility: Knorr
Optimum Start Date: 2/1/2011 Dates to Avoid: Aug-Nov 2011: avoid hurricane season.
Earliest Start Date: 2/1/2011 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 12/1/2011 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
28 1 1 2 32
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:
western N. Atl
Description of Op Area: The box described by:
19N - 30N, 62W - 52W
Op Area Size/Dia.: 600 nm
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
20° N / 55° W map
78 map
NA09 map
20° N / 62° W map
79 map
NA09 map
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Foreign Clearance and Permitting Requirements
Foreign Clearance Required? Yes Coastal States:

United Kingdom
 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
Pointe A Pitre, Guadeloupe None Pointe A Pitre, Guadeloupe
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Guadeloupe is the closest major port to the start/end points. Puerto Rico or Barbados are also acceptable, but will add transit time to the cruise

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Ruth Curry, WHOI
# in Science Party 15 # 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 Science party will conduct multibeam surveys, HRP ops, and CTD ops
2 shipboard techs will be needed to provide round-the-clock support for ship's equipment (multibeam, ctd, adcp)
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPSelected 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
0 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

Multibeam bathymetry is essential to the scientific program

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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