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  NEFSC Scallop survey  -  2014  -  Hugh R. Sharp  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Integrated Benthic and Sea Scallop Resource Assessment Survey Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Nathan Keith, NOAA_NEFSC Project Institution: NOAA_NEFSC
Project ID: 103765 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 2/4/2013 2:36:00 PM Created By: Nathan Keith
Date Last Modified: 2/21/2013 3:40:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NOAA/NMFS - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: This cruise surveys the pre-recruit and fully recruited segments of the Atlantic sea scallop resources from Virginia through Georges Bank, generating fishery independent estimates of biomass and size composition. These estimates are used to conduct a quantitative stock assessment for this species. We estimate 450 scallop dredge hauls, 150 CTD profiles, and towed HabCam.
Summary of Facility Requirements: The R/V Hugh R. Sharp is requested for continued support of the NEFSC's annual Integrated Benthic and Sea Scallop Resource Assessment Survey.

Scientific grade depth sounder
multi-beam sonar

-winch system with electro-fiberoptic cable

-winch capable of deploying scientific scallop dredge and towed hydrographic/photographic array (HabCam)

Berthing for 13 scientist
Summary of other requirements and comments: Project lead will provide:
3 scallop dredges
Towed arrow (HabCam)
Misc. supplies
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1006144 Created By: Nathan Keith
Date Last Modified: 2/21/2013 3:40:00 PM Date Submitted: 2/21/2013 3:40:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2014 Ship/Facility: Hugh R. Sharp
Optimum Start Date: 5/29/2014 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 5/22/2014 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 6/6/2014 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
36 2 1 0 39
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:
The R/V Hugh R Sharp is requested for continued support of the NEFSC annual scallop survey. Standardization pertaining to vessel fishing power, survey time frame and habcam use are paramount to stock assessment of this valuable resource.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Northeast Atl.
Description of Op Area: Virginia to Georges Bank, scallop and habcam tows on the continental shelf
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
42° N / 66° W map
151 map
NA06 map
37° N / 76° W map
116 map
NA06 map
  Show Degrees Minutes    
Foreign Clearance and Permitting Requirements
Foreign Clearance Required? Yes 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 Lewes, DE, USA, Woods Hole, MA, USA Woods Hole, MA, 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: Nathan Keith, NOAA_NEFSC
# in Science Party 13 # 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
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
Unselected SCUBA DivingUnselected Radioisotope use - briefly describeUnselected NO Radioisotope use/Natural level workUnselected 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.

Wet Van will be provided laboratory #1 (s/n 625.1.01-1)

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 VanSelected 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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