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  NTAS/MOVE  -  2014  -  Endeavor  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Northwest Tropical Atlantic Station and Meridional Overturning Variability Experiment mooring service cruise Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Al Plueddemann, WHOI Project Institution: WHOI
Project ID: 103987 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 7/26/2013 12:52:00 PM Created By: Al Plueddemann
Date Last Modified: 7/26/2013 12:52:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NOAA - NA09OAR4320129 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: This is primarily a mooring service cruise. There are multiple specific objectives associated with recovery and re-deployment of the NTAS mooring and servicing of MOVE moorings and Pressure Inverted Echo Sounder (PIES) bottom landers. Other operations include CTD casts, data collection from shipboard sensors, deployment of Argo floats, and other ancillary activities.
Summary of Facility Requirements: The primary needs are: deck space for mooring components (buoys, wire, synthetic line, glass balls, anchors) , deck space for mooring handling equipment (winch, capstan, air tuggers, cleats), lab space for personnel and instrumentation, and shipboard equipment for mooring work (cranes, A-Frame) and CTD casts. Mooring work must be done in prevailing conditions of 12-16 kt winds and 6-8 ft seas at the site. Use of a work boat during mooring recovery operations is desirable.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1006367 Created By: Al Plueddemann
Date Last Modified: 7/26/2013 12:52:00 PM Date Submitted: 7/26/2013 12:52:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2014 Ship/Facility: Endeavor
Optimum Start Date: 11/1/2014 Dates to Avoid: PI and science party currently scheduled for another cruise during the first 3 weeks of October.
Earliest Start Date: 10/26/2014 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 11/24/2014 Other Ship(s): None

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
8 1 1 13 23
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:
As always, total days depend on ports. We have assumed the starting port is Narragansett, Rhode Island and the ending port is San Juan, Puerto Rico. This would be consistent with the subsequent leg being for the Western Boundary Time Series project.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
W Atlantic
Description of Op Area: Northwest tropical Atlantic within the region bounded by approximately 12 - 17 N and 50 – 61 W.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 300 x 650 nm
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
12° N / 50° W map
42 map
NA09 map
17° N / 61° W map
43 map
NA09 map
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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
Narragansett, RI, USA None San Juan, Puerto Rico
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Starting location for ship not known, assuming home port. Ending port is logistically convenient and appropriate for termination of NTAS and start of WBTS.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Al Plueddemann, WHOI
# in Science Party 12 # 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 Teams from WHOI, Scripps and NOAA ESRL. May include Foreign Nationals.
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
0 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

Ability to accommodate 50,000 to 70,000 deck load, Use of crane, A-frame and (ideally) work boat in prevailing conditions of 12-16 kt winds and 6-8 ft seas

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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