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  Deep water DOM  -  2013  -  Knorr  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Dissolved organic matter composition in the deep Atlantic Ocean Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth B. Kujawinski, WHOI Project Institution: WHOI
Project ID: 103039 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 8/4/2011 2:06:00 PM Created By: Elizabeth B. Kujawinski
Date Last Modified: 12/24/2012 2:19:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/CO - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: We are conducting a survey of surface and deep ocean DOM along a meridional transect of the western Atlantic Ocean.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will need a CTD rosette with 20L Niskin bottles as well as ample laboratory and berth space.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1004747 Created By: Elizabeth B. Kujawinski
Date Last Modified: 12/24/2012 2:19:00 PM Date Submitted: 8/4/2011 2:06:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2013 Ship/Facility: Knorr
Optimum Start Date: 3/20/2013 Dates to Avoid: We are trying to assess DOM composition in the deep ocean at a time when bloom events are unlikely. As a result, we would like to conduct this cruise in the spring prior to the initiation of the annual bloom.
Earliest Start Date: 3/1/2013 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 5/15/2013 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
23 1 1 22 47
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:
West Atlantic
Description of Op Area: The eastern coast of South America.
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
40° S / 60° W map
450 map
SA03A map
15° N / 65° W map
43 map
NA09 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
Montevideo, Uruguay None Bridgetown, Barbados
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
We can be flexible on the direction of the cruise if the UNOLS schedule prefers to have us pick up the ship in Brazil and cruise northward. Our only constraint is the timing of phytoplankton blooms along our planned cruise track.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Elizabeth B. Kujawinski, WHOI
# in Science Party 20 # 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 We have invited colleagues with similar interests to join our cruise to provide necessary biological contextual data. We anticipate inviting 3 other groups with 3-4 berths per group.
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 workSelected 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.

We request the large-volume (20L) Niskin bottles on the CTD rosette provided by the operator. We will be making numerous deep-water casts and require large volume samples.

We also request the CTD with the dual temperature and conductivity sensors (the standard WHOI package listed on the R/V Knorr website).

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
Selected 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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