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  ONRBedforms  -  2012  -  Hugh R. Sharp  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Bedform parameterization and object detection from autonomously gathered sonar data- application of a finger print algorithm system Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Arthur Trembanis, UDEL_CEOE Project Institution: UDEL_CEOE
Project ID: 103161 Version #: 5
Date Submitted: 11/3/2011 1:43:00 PM Created By: Arthur Trembanis
Date Last Modified: 5/12/2012 9:32:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NAVY/ONR - ONRBAA12-001 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Will be conducting repeated high-resolution sonar surveys at shelf site 18 nm from Cape Henlopen DE to document bedform dynamics and scour processes in the vicinity of diverse seabed objects. Will be deploying a bottom mooring with ADCP and rotary sonar for several months at a time. Ship will also be used as the platform for AUV launch and recovery to perform AUV surveys of the seabed. Repeated cruises will be used to recover and redeploy the bottom mooring and to perform repeated sonar surveys. Sediment samples (Van Veen grabs) and CTD profiles will also be collected during the cruises.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Need vessel with multibeam echosounder
Need a deck van for AUV command center
Need CTD for periodic casts for salinity and sound speed profiles.
Need Van Veen (or similar) grab sampler for surface sediment samples
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1004960 Created By: Arthur Trembanis
Date Last Modified: 5/12/2012 9:32:00 AM Date Submitted: 11/3/2011 1:43:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2012 Ship/Facility: Hugh R. Sharp
Optimum Start Date: 4/1/2012 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 3/1/2012 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 6/1/2012 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
6 0 0 0 6
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
Yes Interval: 30 # of Cruises: 2

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: Bottom mooring requires servicing and turn around approximately 60-80 days from initial deployment (based on battery life and memory storage). This internal also provides a time window for periodic energetic events (storms) to pass through and change the seabed which will then be resurveyed to look for changes to the seabed. Moorings need to be recovered before the long winter break.
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Approximately one day is needed for the mooring work and the other two for mapping surveys- these tasks can be separated from each other if schedule opportunities favor splitting up these activities.
RV Sharp requested because of proximity to and familiarity with the field site from previous PI cruises to the area and because of the multibeam system, CTD handling system, and familiarity by the PI with AUV operations from this vessel from numerous previous cruises.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
site 11 reef
Description of Op Area: Redbird Reef site
Op Area Size/Dia.: 6nm diameter
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
38.713623° N / 74.840686° W map
116 map
NA06 map
38.639425° N / 74.701248° 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
Lewes, DE, USA None Lewes, DE, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Lewes is the homeport for the RV Sharp and the campus base for our operations.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Arthur Trembanis, UDEL_CEOE
# in Science Party 9 # of different science teams 2 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPSelected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Selected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireUnselected Stern A-frameUnselected Fiber Optic (.681)Unselected 0.680 Coax Wire
Selected SCUBA DivingUnselected Radioisotope use - briefly describeUnselected NO Radioisotope use/Natural level workSelected 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.

sediment sampler (Van Veen or similar) and dredge
gravity core
deck van for science team supplied AUV

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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