Ship Request

STR Management has moved to MFP

The US Academic Research Fleet is moving to Marine Facilities Planning (MFP) for scheduling initially and eventually cruise planning.

For all NEW or RESUBMITTED Projects/Ship Time Requests, go to and create a new SME. Some STRs for projects starting in 2022 and beyond have already been moved to Marine Facilities Planning ( Check your MFP Science Portal for any projects that might already be moved. If you need to make edits to projects that begin in 2022 and beyond, please contact for assistance. Be sure to indicate the Project and STR IDs that you would like to edit. For more information on getting into MFP, see the More Information button below.

  Activity Gradients  -  2016  -  Endeavor  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Latitudinal and depth-related contrasts in enzymatic capabilities of pelagic microbial communities: Predictable patterns in the ocean? Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Carol Arnosti, UNC_CH Project Institution: UNC_CH
Project ID: 103796 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 2/9/2013 7:11:00 PM Created By: Carol Arnosti
Date Last Modified: 7/15/2013 4:12:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/CO - 1332881 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: We will investigate spatial and depth-related gradients in the abilities of heterotrophic microbial communities to initiate carbon cycling via activities of their extracellular enzymes. We will carry out incubation experiments with water collected during the cruise.

Both transect cruises are intended to resolve spatial and depth-related differences in carbon cycling processes, for which we will be collecting water with Niskin/CTD casts and processing samples for measurement of microbial community composition, activities and particulate and dissolved organic matter composition in depth profiles through the water column. The transects will ideally be conducted during late spring (May-June) to coincide with times of higher primary productivity.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We need Niskin rosette and CTD, a radioisotope van, a -80 freezer, and two refrigerators. If a cold van can fit also aboard ship, it would be very helpful.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1006052 Created By: Carol Arnosti
Date Last Modified: 2/9/2013 7:11:00 PM Date Submitted: 2/9/2013 7:11:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2016 Ship/Facility: Endeavor
Optimum Start Date: 5/1/2016 Dates to Avoid: We would like to catch a period of rising primary productivity, so late spring/early summer is most suitable.
Earliest Start Date: 4/20/2016 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 6/20/2016 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
14 1 1 1 17
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:
E/SE Cp Hattera
Description of Op Area: The transect should go SE Cape Hatteras, off the Blake Ridge, and then head due east into the Sargasso Sea.
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
34.38° N / 76.4° W map
116 map
NA06 map
34.38° N / 76.4° W map
116 map
NA06 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
Beaufort, NC, USA None Beaufort, NC, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Close to transect start.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Carol Arnosti, UNC_CH
# in Science Party 15 # 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 We will have specific teams dealing with each type of analysis/sample/experiment that we will be conducting. Separate groups will be in the rad van, cold van, and labs. A marine tech is needed to help us with CTD/Niskin work.
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
0 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

We will be measuring bacterial productivity (leucine incorporation) and therefore need a rad 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 VanSelected 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.
The rad van is required for incubation of samples to measure bacterial protein production. If Endeavor has sufficient deck space, the cold van would be very helpful for processing and incubation of sub-thermocline samples.

Expand request schedules  Associated Schedules

Expand request history Ship Request History