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  Atm N deposition  -  2014  -  Hugh R. Sharp  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Impacts of atmospheric nitrogen deposition on the biogeochemistry of oligotrophic coastal waters Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Margaret R. Mulholland, ODU_OEAS Project Institution: ODU_OEAS
Project ID: 103487 Version #: 3
Date Submitted: 7/31/2012 3:33:00 PM Created By: Margaret R. Mulholland
Date Last Modified: 3/28/2013 1:23:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/CO - 1260574 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: This project is a collaborative project involving scientists from Pennsylvannia State
University (PI: Raymond Najjar), the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and Old Dominion University. The goal is to determine the impacts of wet deposition of nutrients on coastal biogeochemistry, particularly primary productivity. As such, we propose to measure wet and dry deposition of nutrients in mid-Atlantic coastal waters. To do this, we will deploy wet and dry sampling equipment on the bow of the ship as we steam. Dry deposition will be measured during periods when there is no rainfall. To measure wet deposition, we will track precipitation using radar and then cruise into the area of precipitation, collect rainwater for shipboard incubation experiments and track the water mass that has been impacted by the precipitation. As such, we will not have a defined cruise track per se prior to deploying. We will track storms coming over land between DE and NC and wll limit our storm tracking to this region. This region is within easy reach of the RV Hugh Sharp and is an area where the PIs have been working intensively. It is also an area that receives rainfall during regular summer storm events. We propose to conduct our cruises during July and August when these storm systems are regular features in the region.

We will mount samplers to measure wet and dry nutrient deposition and rain gauges. We will measure the spacial extent of the impact of precipitation using underway sampling systems. In addition, we will measure water column hydrography and nutrient biogeochemistry by deploying a rosette mounted CTD several times per day to measure water column structure and to collect water for deckboard incubations. We will match satellite and field observations.

The science party will include PIs, graduate students, and undergraduate students.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We require a ship capable of working withing 200 miles of the coast for a period
of up to 24 days (port visit is possible for fueling). We require underway
thermosalinigraph to map surface temperature and salinity, and equipment to
measure air temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, downwelling solar
radation, and downwelling longwave radiation.

In addition we will need a rosette equipped with CTD and Niskin bottles for
water sampling at depth. We will be conducting deckboard incubations and so
require seawater on deck. We will plumb deck incubators (which we can provide
if the ship does not have them) with running seawater to keep incubations at or
near ambient water temperatures.

We will need access to places near the bow, forward of the ship's stack to
mount air sampling equipment.

We will require 10-14 berths for the science party that will include PIs, graduate
students and undergraduate students.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Collaborative Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1005515 Created By: Margaret R. Mulholland
Date Last Modified: 3/28/2013 1:23:00 PM Date Submitted: 7/31/2012 3:33:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2014 Ship/Facility: Hugh R. Sharp
Optimum Start Date: 7/20/2014 Dates to Avoid: We require the ship during summer months when storm activity is high. We prefer July and August because we will include students in the scientific party.
Earliest Start Date: 7/9/2012 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/1/2012 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
22 1 1 0 24
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:
Description of Op Area: Mid-Atlantic coastal waters (within 200 mi) between DE Bay and SC coastal waters
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 Norfolk, VA, USA None
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: Margaret R. Mulholland, ODU_OEAS
# in Science Party 14 # 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 The science party will include PIs, graduate and undergraduate students. We will require a CTD technician to assist in deploying and recovering CTD/Rosette and acquiring those data.
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 will bring a towed water sampler or mount a pipe to pump surface water samples to
the deck.

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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