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  Hypoxia and Copepods  -  2010  -  Hugh R. Sharp  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Hypoxia in Marine Ecosystems: Implications for Neritic Copepods Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: James J. Pierson, UMD_CES Project Institution: UMD_CES
Project ID: 102141 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 8/14/2009 12:44:00 AM Created By: James J. Pierson
Date Last Modified: 1/12/2010 9:13:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - 0961942 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Surveys and process studies in the Chesapeake Bay, conducted on 3 cruises over two years, each cruise 7 days long.

Surveys will be conducted using a GMI Scanfish and CTD (for calibrating Scanfish data) at the beginning, middle, and end of the cruise. During process studies we will be anchored or remain at one station and conduct CTD casts with Niskin bottles for plankton collection, and plankton and fish net tows using a MOCNESS net, mid-water trawl, and modified Be-nets. Plankton collections will be conducted over diel cycles, and some collections will be sorted on board and used for on-board incubation experiments to measure vital rates of plankton.

The only hazardous materials that will be required for this work are preservation of plankton samples: formaldehyde, ethanol, gluteraldehyde, and neutral red.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Scanfish and required cranes and winches; CTD with 10L Niskin Bottles; winches and cranes for MOCNESS, mid-water trawl, and Be-net deployments - MOCNESS requires conducting cable, mid-water trawl and Be net do not, but require wire that can accommodate a messenger and messenger release system; running seawater for net washdown and incubation set up.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1003162 Created By: James J. Pierson
Date Last Modified: 8/14/2009 12:44:00 AM Date Submitted: 8/14/2009 12:44:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2010 Ship/Facility: Hugh R. Sharp
Optimum Start Date: 7/10/2010 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 6/27/2010 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/1/2010 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
7 0 0 0 7
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
Yes Interval: 3 Months # of Cruises: 3

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: One cruise in May, one in July, and one in October.

Cruises are designed to bracket the development, persistence, and breakdown of hypoxia in the mid Chesapeake Bay
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:
Chesapeake Bay
Description of Op Area:
Op Area Size/Dia.: 90
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
37.5° N / 75.75° W map
116 map
NA06 map
39° N / 76.5° W map
116 map
NA06 map
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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
Cambridge_MD, MD, USA None Cambridge_MD, MD, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: James J. Pierson, UMD_CES
# in Science Party 10 # 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 Scanfish technicians required for Scanfish operation.
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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