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  BR particles  -  2011  -  Endeavor  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Do interactions between vertically and horizontally transported particles measurable affect particle composition and flux to the sediments? A mechanistic approach. Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: David Black, SUNYSB Project Institution: SUNYSB
Project ID: 102618 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 8/11/2010 11:01:00 AM Created By: David Black
Date Last Modified: 1/12/2011 10:38:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/CO - 1061128 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Deployment and recovery operations of one sediment trap mooring (with multiple traps on the mooring), water pumping, and box/multi-coring at mooring site on the Bermuda Rise. The mooring will consist of 5 sediment trap clusters located at 300, 1000, 1500, 2000, and 4400 m water depth. Pumping will occur at the trap depths and some closer to the surface, and coring will occur on-site as well. We are planning a total of six cruises over 18 months (one every three months).
Summary of Facility Requirements: We need a ship with enough deck space for deployment and recovery of a 5-trap mooring, a winch capable of spooling approximately 4200 m of 1/4" jacketed wire rope, a block capable of passing the wire rope with pear links and shackles, and a capstan for assistance in removing/adding traps during recovery/deployment operations. We also need a separate winch with sufficient wire to core in water depths of 4500 m, and to accommodate clip-on water pumps.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1004004 Created By: David Black
Date Last Modified: 8/11/2010 11:01:00 AM Date Submitted: 8/11/2010 11:01:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2011 Ship/Facility: Endeavor
Optimum Start Date: 11/14/2011 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 11/1/2011 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 11/30/2011 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
5 2 2 8 17
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: This is not a repeating cruise within one operating year, but it is the beginning of a total of 6 repeating cruises, one every three months to the same site for the same work. The only requirement for timing of subsequent cruises in the schedule is that they occur after the sediment trap timers have run their 3-month programs.
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Co-PIs on this proposal (Cindy Lee, J. Kirk Cochran, and Rob Armstrong) have deployed these particular traps with the Endeavor before, and felt this ship is ideal for our purposes. A larger ship (such as the Knorr) is overkill for our operations, while a small ship (such as the Cape Hatteras) is probably not large enough for our needs.

5 days of time on site should be sufficient for trap recovery and deployment, water pumping, and coring
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Bermuda Rise
Description of Op Area: We would like to deploy the traps on the Bermuda Rise at 33°41N, 57°36 W.
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
115 map
NA06 map
115 map
NA06 map
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
Narragansett, RI, USA None Narragansett, RI, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Narragansett is the Endeavor's home port, and is conveniently close to the PI's institution (Stony Brook University, NY) for travel purposes. More importantly, it is ideally located for loading purposes. This will be the first cruise in a series of six, and thus we will be loading our entire sediment trap mooring on the ship on this cruise. It is also one of the closest ports to the mooring site, thus reducing transit time. Bermuda could be used as the End Port if needed, and this would reduce ship transit time by approximately 2 days.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: David Black, SUNYSB
# 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 The science party consists of 4 faculty members, 3 or 4 graduate students, 1 undergraduate student, and 1 technician. Black is responsible for sediment trap deployment/recovery and coring operations. Cochran is responsible for water pumping operations. Lee and Armstrong are responsible for analyses with support from Black and Cochran. The students will assist the PIs.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPUnselected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Selected 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.

Coring operations will be restricted to either box-coring or multi-coring.

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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