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  BRDA  -  2014  -  Hugh R. Sharp  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Bioluminescence Risk Detection Aid Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Cristina M. Orrico, Wetlabs Project Institution: Wetlabs
Project ID: 104234 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 2/4/2014 6:07:00 PM Created By: Cristina M. Orrico
Date Last Modified: 2/4/2014 6:07:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NAVY/ONR/OAS - N00014-13-C-0238 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Work is required to evaluate performance of a bioluminescence sensor. Above-water observers will visually observe a vehicle traveling underwater, parallel to the observers, at multiple depths.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Deck space required to position human observers at > 30 to 60 feet above vehicle (distance from observer to water). Platform on the top of the tower to hold 6-8 observers; deck space required for operation of a optical profiling package (26x43x26 inches; 50-75 obs), A-frame or J-arm required to deploy optical profiling package to depths 15 feet or less; communications & power will be provided by sea-cable; Small area near deployment deck with mouse hole to run power/communications sea cable and location to hold computer & power source (i.e. dry lab or in marine tech area); Dynamic positioning to maintain position during vehicle passes.
Summary of other requirements and comments: This work will piggy back on front or back of Kevin Williams's cruise. New Moon period between April 25 to May 4 or June 25 to June 30. Work performed is at night, during potential scotophase of bioluminescence (10 PM to 4 AM). Period of work is expected to be performed (22:00 to 02:00)
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Collaborative Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1006733 Created By: Cristina M. Orrico
Date Last Modified: 2/4/2014 6:07:00 PM Date Submitted: 2/4/2014 6:07:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2014 Ship/Facility: Hugh R. Sharp
Optimum Start Date: 4/29/2014 Dates to Avoid: Period of new moon phase required (preferred at new moon, or 3 days or after)
Earliest Start Date: 4/24/2014 Multi-Ship Op: Yes
Latest Start Date: 10/27/2014 Other Ship(s): NSWC-PCD will provide additional ship

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
3 1 1 0 5
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval: 1 # of Cruises: 1

Description of Repeating cruise requirements:
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Ship choice is preferred because of platform on the top of the tower is 20'X3'6" that can fit 6-8 people. Ship choice is also preferred due to location during 7 April through 2 May 2014, when R/V Sharp is scheduled to be in Florida, near Panama City Beach, FL. Dates are flexible, but subject to period of new moon. Florida location required, based on NSWC-PCD requirements.

Mobilization/Demobilization can be shortened to 1/2 day or less by leveraging collaborators mobilizing/demobilizing period. Optical profiling cage can be loaded as early as March 14, 2014. Optical profiling cage is 26x43x26 weighing 50-75 lbs needs to have a crane to move on/off ship. Personnel loading should have minimal impact on mobilization/demobilization.

Preferred science nights are 3. Work is conducted at night between 22:00 and 02:00. Required nights can be reduced to 2 (next preferred) or 1 (last preference) night if required to permit scheduling
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Gulf of Mexico
Description of Op Area: Gulf of Mexico, outside of St. Andrew's Bay, FL, 65 foot isobath,
Op Area Size/Dia.: 2 nautical mile diameter
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
29.64° N / 83.745° W map
81 map
NA09 map
29.943° N / 83.745° W map
81 map
NA09 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.)
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Panama City, FL, USA Panama City, FL, USA, Panama City, FL, USA Panama City, FL, 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: Cristina M. Orrico, Wetlabs
# in Science Party 8 # 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 Science party team required to make observations (6). Technicians (1) required to operate profiling optical cage with member of science party (1) prior/following vehicle pass.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected 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.

Dynamic Positioning required to hold position during experiment.

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 SpoolerSelected Portable WinchUnselected Turn Table 
Explain Major Ancillary Facilities
Requirements and list description
and provider for "other" systems.
Operation of a optical profiling package (26x43x26 inches; 50-75 obs) provided by PI requires A-frame or J-arm to deploy to depths 15 feet or less prior/following vehicle pass

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