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  Estuarine C export  -  2014  -  Endeavor  
  Project Information  
Project Title: The role of estuaries in delivering terrestrial and fossil carbon compounds into the Atlantic Ocean along the Eastern Seaboard Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Rainer Lohmann, URI_GSO Project Institution: URI_GSO
Project ID: 104385 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 5/15/2014 1:11:00 PM Created By: Rainer Lohmann
Date Last Modified: 5/15/2014 1:11:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: OTHER - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: we propose to use the R/V Endeavor to measure organic contaminants in water and air along the eastern coast of the United States with a special focus on how major coastal freshwater inputs impact concentration gradients. Simultaneous air and water samples will be taken on-board and analyzed for combustion byproducts like black carbon and PAHs as well as newer contaminants found in consumer products, including PFCs, PCMs, brominated flame retardants (BFRs), and organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs). This research will contribute to our understanding of the global significance of estuaries such as our own Narragansett Bay as sources of persistent pollutants to the world’s oceans.
Summary of Facility Requirements: (i) To install a modified high-volume air sampler on-board the R/V Endeavor; and
(ii) To install a filter-adsorbent sampling train for contamination free water sampling in the Special purpose Lab of the R/V Endeavor, using the direct sea-water inlet; and
(iii) To deploy passive samplers on-board the R/V Endeavor, to verify the absence of contamination sources.
(iv) To use CTD to obtain information on water mass properties and sample different depth for PFCs.
v) take plankton samples along the cruise; take sediment samples in estuaries
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1007000 Created By: Rainer Lohmann
Date Last Modified: 5/15/2014 1:11:00 PM Date Submitted: 5/15/2014 1:11:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2014 Ship/Facility: Endeavor
Optimum Start Date: 8/22/2014 Dates to Avoid: based on available ship dates in August 2014
Earliest Start Date: 8/18/2014 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/31/2014 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
6 0 0 0 6
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 program supports R/V Endeavor ship operations only
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
North Altantic
Description of Op Area: Eastern seashore between Rhode Island Sound and Chesapeake Bay
Op Area Size/Dia.: 750
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
38.579° N / 73.32° W map
116 map
NA06 map
38.579° N / 73.32° W map
116 map
NA06 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
Narragansett, RI, USA 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: Rainer Lohmann, URI_GSO
# in Science Party 12 # 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 Need for CTD operation, and possibly operation of plankton tows, possibly sediment grabs.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPUnselected 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
0 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

as far as possible, chance to take grab sediment samples in estuaries; and collect plankton en transit

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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