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  ZIPP  -  2017  -  Endeavor  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Z Inventories of Primary Productivity (ZIPP) by In-situ Mass Spectrometry in the euphotic zone. Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Brice Loose, URI_GSO Project Institution: URI_GSO
Project ID: 103962 Version #: 3
Date Submitted: 7/10/2013 3:17:00 PM Created By: Brice Loose
Date Last Modified: 2/9/2016 3:16:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/CO - 1429940 - Funded
NSF/OCE/BIO - 1429940 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Project will conduct measurements of O2 and Ar from shipboard measurements and from underwater mass spectrometer attached to a tow sled.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Project will require ship access with underway seawater system and capability to extend and retract a ~100 kg tow sled in the euphotic zone (top 200 m of the ocean).
Summary of other requirements and comments: Drum with conducting wire coaxial cable as typically found with ctd rosette systems.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Collaborative Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1006667 Created By: Brice Loose
Date Last Modified: 2/9/2016 3:16:00 PM Date Submitted: 1/5/2014 5:08:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2017 Ship/Facility: Endeavor
Optimum Start Date: 7/1/2017 Dates to Avoid: none
Earliest Start Date: 5/1/2017 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 12/31/2017 Other Ship(s): none

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
4 1 1 0 6
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: none
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
We have based this STR on the idea of a collaborative use with a hypothetical hydrographic survey with spaced CTD stations. We propose to deploy and tow the Triaxus in between CTD stations. The Triaxus technicians indicate a max towing speed of 9-10 knots. This could increase transit time between stations by 20%, if normal cruising speed is 10 knots. Assuming 16 hours steaming per day, this adds an additional 2 days onto a 14 day cruise. We have included an additional two days to reflect deployment and recovery time. Most equipment, aside from the Triaxus will be mobilized from the URI Bay Campus, and this is the basis of the choice of ship and location.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
North Atlantic
Description of Op Area: Away from continental shelf and upwelling regions. Ocean gyres are ideal.
Op Area Size/Dia.: none
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
41.475091° N / 71.406279° W map
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41.475091° N / 71.406279° W map
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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.)
not required
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Narragansett, RI, USA None, , None, Narragansett, RI, 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: Brice Loose, URI_GSO
# in Science Party 5 # 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 Two scientists to maintain the shipboard and underway mass spectrometers, and one graduate student. Two engineers/technicians to operate the Chelsea Inst. Seasoar
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.

The Triaxus tow sled takes up some deck space, but is not massive. It can be fit along with other activities.

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)Selected 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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