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  Bacterial growth rat  -  2014  -  Hugh R. Sharp  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Growth rates of bacterial taxa in coastal marine ecosystems Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Barbara Campbell, UDEL_SMSP Project Institution: UDEL
Project ID: 103248 Version #: 3
Date Submitted: 2/7/2012 2:42:00 PM Created By: David L. Kirchman
Date Last Modified: 7/25/2012 10:06:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - 1233271 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: The main focus of the project is to examine microbial activity and biomass in surface waters of Delaware coastal waters, the Delaware Bay and estuary, and the Chesapeake Bay. Other standard biogeochemical properties will also be examined in order to understand the variation in microbial growth rates, biomass, and community structure.
Summary of Facility Requirements: The work requires a small ship with a CTD rosette, surface mapping capabilities for surface salinity and temperature (minimum), and deck incubators. Vans are required also for radioactive and general chemical work.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1005117 Created By: David L. Kirchman
Date Last Modified: 7/25/2012 10:06:00 AM Date Submitted: 2/7/2012 2:42:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2014 Ship/Facility: Hugh R. Sharp
Optimum Start Date: 3/15/2014 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 3/15/2014 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 6/15/2014 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
7 7 0 0 14
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
Yes Interval: 6 months # of Cruises: 2

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: We wish to sample in spring and fall of 2014 (Year two of the project). The goal is to do a transect of the Delaware Bay over four days during spring and fall.
We then will do a three day diel experiment at the mouth of the bay

Each cruise should seven days. So, the total request is for 7 X 2 = 14 days per each year
of the project.
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
The Sharp is an obvious choice for work in the Delaware Bay and for anyone based at the Lewes campus of the University of Delaware, home base of the Sharp. It is also the ideal size of ship for this work in estuaries and coastal waters.

We are flexible about the exact dates. Our main goal is to have two cruises in times that differ greatly in biological activity.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Delaware Bay
Description of Op Area: The cruises will consist of transect through the entire salinity range of the Delaware Bay and diel
studies at the mouth of the bay.
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
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

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Barbara Campbell, UDEL_SMSP
# 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 size, which is the largest comfortable one for the Sharp, would provide
enough people to do both the microbiological and oceanographic work proposed here
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
2 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

The radioactive work will be with 3H and 14C.

We also request use of the general chemical van. This van has proven to be very useful for carrying out some of our analyses which cannot be done in the wet or dry labs.

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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