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  viral lipids  -  2012  -  Knorr  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Proposal: Lubrication of oceanic carbon and sulfur biogeochemistry by viral glycosphingolipids and a host-virus chemical arms race Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Kay D. Bidle, Rutgers DMCS Project Institution: Rutgers_IMCS
Project ID: 102663 Version #: 4
Date Submitted: 8/17/2010 11:58:00 AM Created By: Benjamin Van Mooy
Date Last Modified: 3/30/2011 2:37:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - 1061883 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: The field work for this project will be conducted during a cruise in the North Atlantic, Azores to Iceland, spring 2012. During this cruise we will conduct water column sampling with CTD/rosette. We will also deploy sediment traps and conduct numerous underway measurements.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will require: CTD with fluorometer, transmissometer, PAR sensor, and rosette of 20 L Niskin bottles; large clear deck access for conducting mesocosm experiments, A-frame, capstan and bridge navigational support for sediment trap deployment/recovery. We will also require space for UNOLS radioisotope van and at least one additional 20' van.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1004087 Created By: Benjamin Van Mooy
Date Last Modified: 3/30/2011 2:37:00 PM Date Submitted: 8/17/2010 11:58:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2012 Ship/Facility: Knorr
Optimum Start Date: 6/1/2012 Dates to Avoid: We're attempting to capture spring bloom in North Atlantic.
Earliest Start Date: 5/15/2012 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 6/15/2012 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
30 1 2 15 48
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 believe that a Global Class vessel is important for this cruise, and in the North Atlantic this vessel would be the Knorr. The Intermediate Class Oceanus, though we love her dearly, is unlikely to be up to the task: the cruise will be a month long, which is at the Oceanus' limit of endurance; the sea states we will encounter are likely to significant and we might loose days to weather on the Oceanus, which we wouldn't loose on the Knorr. We will also need to accomodate a science party of at least 20. This same arguments apply to the Endeavor and the other Regional Class vessels in the Atlantic.

Our goal for this cruise is to transect the region of the North Atlantic spring bloom, and to sample the bloom itself when we encounter it. The timing of the bloom is difficult to predict exactly, hence the 30 days and the relatively narrow time window in which we can conduct the cruise. The exact cruise track will be informed by remote sensing data analyzed by us in the few days before the cruise and during the cruise also. On of the PIs (DiTullio) took this same transect a couple of years ago and found good bloom conditions.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
North Atlantic
Description of Op Area: Transect from Ponta Delgada, Azores to Reykjavik, Iceland. Deviations from a straight course will be made based on remote sensing information.
Op Area Size/Dia.: >1600
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
37.7° N / 25.7° W map
111 map
NA07 map
64.4° N / 21.6° W map
219 map
NA01 map
  Show Degrees Minutes    
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
Ponta Delgada, Azores (Acores), Portugal None Reykjavik, Iceland
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: Benjamin Van Mooy, WHOI
# in Science Party 20 # of different science teams 3 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements We will need round-the-clock CTD technical support, as well as deck support trap deployment/recovery.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected 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 workSelected Other Operator Provided Inst. - Describe
2 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

We will request a radioisotope van. We will use 14C for primary production, 3H for bacterial production, and 33P to assess phosphorus cycling dynamics.

DiTullio will be bringing along a 20' van containing plankton counting instruments and other equipment; this van will need clean power, water, etc. as with any other lab van.

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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