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  Temp/Pro  -  2013  -  Roger Revelle  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Seasonal and decadal changes in temperature drive Prochlorococcus ecotype distributions Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Zackary I. Johnson, DUML Project Institution: Duke
Project ID: 102319 Version #: 4
Date Submitted: 2/16/2010 10:55:00 AM Created By: Zackary I. Johnson
Date Last Modified: 2/10/2012 1:10:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - 1031064/1030518 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Two cruises to the high latitude Pacific Ocean (Hawaii to Hawaii, Hawaii to San Diego) to measure the abundance and diversity of Prochlorococcus along meridional transects focusing on gradients in temperature. Collaborators will measure trace metals and other biological variables. Cruises will not enter foreign waters.

This project is a formal collaboration between Johnson (Duke), Erik Zinser (UTK), Steven Wilhelm (UTK) with additional collaborators at U Hawaii, U Otago and USC.
Summary of Facility Requirements: For a successful project we require full use of the ships available facilities including: CTD, ADCP, flow through sea water (for on-deck incubators), compressed air, full complement of bunks available to scientists, radioisotope van (with hook-ups), uncontaminated seawater for in laboratory analyses, MET data, 'live' internet (as available) for public outreach.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1003513 Created By: Zackary I. Johnson
Date Last Modified: 2/10/2012 1:10:00 PM Date Submitted: 2/16/2010 10:55:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2013 Ship/Facility: Roger Revelle
Optimum Start Date: 7/1/2013 Dates to Avoid: The dates above are requested because sea surface temperature patterns are historically within the ranges necessary for the project.
Earliest Start Date:   Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date:   Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
28 2 2 0 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:
We are requesting the R/V Revelle or Melville (or similar class) because of its higher berth capacity (we expect a full ship with out collaborators) and because the cruise track is from Honolulu to San Diego (its home port).
The number of days is the minimum to complete the transect from Honolulu, HI to San Diego and includes a northern component that involves a 'Z' transect around the 15C surface temperature region. The transect would track the 18C surface isotherm to San Diego. We also require some days to be on station along the transect. 28 days is the lowest number that allows us to accomplish this project's goals.
3.5 mobilization days are requested: 2 on the front end to set up equipment and 1.5 on the arrival end to unload equipment and samples. These requests are based on our past experience of the time it takes to set up our incubators and equipment on UNOLS ships.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
N Pacific
Description of Op Area: The cruise will start in Honolulu and end in San Diego. Initially we will go north, create a Z pattern and then track the 18C isotherm. The final track will be determined by the current sea surface temperature patterns. The following coordinates provide a projected track:
21.3 -157.8
35.6 -157.8
48 -157.8
32.6 -148
48.1 -148
42 -145
43.5 -140
43 -135
41 -130
34 -125
32 -122
32.8 -117.2
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
21° N / 158° W map
88 map
NP12 map
33° N / 117° W map
120 map
NP09 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
Honolulu, HI, USA None San Diego, CA, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
The goals of this cruise are to measure cyanobacteria diversity and activity in the context of temperature variability along meridional transect (with extreme temperature gradients) in the Pacific Ocean. The two ports that accomplish this goal while minimizing the number of days at sea are starting at Honolulu and ending San Diego. If it is logistically more desirable for UNOLS, we are open to ending the cruise in Seattle but would require modification to the number of requested science days. We are also open to returning to Honolulu, but this would add a significant number of days to the cruise request (and increase our shipping costs on demob). Finally, we are open to a round trip voyage from San Diego, but this would require an additional 5 science days to accomplish the same goals.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Zackary I. Johnson, DUML
# in Science Party 30 # of different science teams 6 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements Science party includes chief scientist, PIs from 3 other institutions, technicians and graduate students. It also includes 2 sea technicians, which are requested to help operate the CTD (24 hour operations) and facilitate deck operations.

Science Teams include: Johnson (Duke), Zinser (UTK), Wilhelm (UTK), Boyd (Otago - New Zealand), Brown/Selph (U Hawaii), Hutchins (USC)
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 DivingSelected 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.

We request 1 radioisotope van for C-14 use (including hook-ups) for on-deck primary production measurements.

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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