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  PNE  -  2014  -  Endeavor  
  Project Information  
Project Title: PIRATA Northeast Extension Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Rick Lumpkin, NOAA AOML Project Institution: NOAA AOML
Project ID: 103978 Version #: 4
Date Submitted: 7/22/2013 1:40:00 PM Created By: Stephen Meador
Date Last Modified: 12/3/2013 2:57:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NOAA/OAR - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Field work will include buoy servicing, ~40 CTD casts to 1500m depth, XBT, Argo float and surface drifter deployments, and recovery of two PMEL hydrophones. Field work may also include deployment of underway CTD system.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Ideally, 3120 square feet of aft deck space for mooring storage and operations, plus deck space for CTD operations; deck space for one 10' van, and ideally also a 20' van (see "other requirements"); A-frame capable of handling Atlas mooring-style buoys; hydro winch with 2000 meters of conducting cable.
Summary of other requirements and comments: Project may require space for one 20' van for AEROSE project collaborators (see

In past years, the PIRATA Northeast Extension cruise has been conducted on the NOAA ship Ronald H. Brown. In 2014, the Brown will be in the Pacific to service the TAO array, and NOAA charter funds will be made available to charter an Atlantic vessel for this cruise. The optimal timing is November 2014, but the cruise can happen up to 4 months before or 2 months after, as determined by availability of the R/V Knorr.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1006358 Created By: Stephen Meador
Date Last Modified: 12/3/2013 2:57:00 PM Date Submitted: 7/22/2013 1:40:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2014 Ship/Facility: Endeavor
Optimum Start Date: 11/1/2014 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 9/1/2014 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 1/1/2015 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
42 1 1 0 44
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: Based on the smaller platform and the increased mission requirements (i.e. recovery of the 4 NSF moorings), we figure we'd need about 44 op days over two legs, with a two-day stop ~midway in Cape Verde, and one day each staging and destaging in Barbados and San Juan, respectively
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:
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
NA10 map
NA10 map
Foreign Clearance and Permitting Requirements
Foreign Clearance Required? Yes Coastal States:

Cape Verde
 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
Bridgetown, Barbados None Bridgetown, Barbados
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: Rick Lumpkin, NOAA AOML
# in Science Party 16 # 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 Science party will consist of 2 mooring technicians, 6 in hydrography team (CTD, XBT, drifters, floats, uCTD, assistance in mooring ops) , and 8 in AEROSE team collecting meteorological observations including sonde launches. Operator provided technician included in hydrography team, and would assist mooring operations.
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 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.

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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