Ship Request

STR Management has moved to MFP

The US Academic Research Fleet is moving to Marine Facilities Planning (MFP) for scheduling initially and eventually cruise planning.

For all NEW or RESUBMITTED Projects/Ship Time Requests, go to and create a new SME. Some STRs for projects starting in 2022 and beyond have already been moved to Marine Facilities Planning ( Check your MFP Science Portal for any projects that might already be moved. If you need to make edits to projects that begin in 2022 and beyond, please contact for assistance. Be sure to indicate the Project and STR IDs that you would like to edit. For more information on getting into MFP, see the More Information button below.

  N. Atlantic Diatoms  -  2018  -  Endeavor  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Defining the biogeochemical drivers of diatom physiological ecology in the North Atlantic Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Tatiana Rynearson, URI_GSO Project Institution: URI_GSO
Project ID: 104898 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 6/30/2015 9:12:00 AM Created By: Tatiana Rynearson
Date Last Modified: 2/24/2017 8:42:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - 1558490 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Field work will entail a cruise transect off the New England Coast to examine the nutrient metabolism of phytoplankton. The cruise track will run from Martha's Vineyard to the Bermuda Atlantic Times Series station (BATS, 31 deg 40'N, 64 deg 10'W). We will stop at nine stations along the transect (3 on the shelf, 3 in the Gulf Stream and 3 in the Sargasso). Each station will have a duration of 18-24 hrs.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will need a CTD/rosette, underway flowing seawater and underway fluorometry (along with remaining, standard underway measurements). We also need several square meters of deck space for 4 outdoor, flowing seawater incubators that are 1m x 1m (we will bring these on board).
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1007848 Created By: Tatiana Rynearson
Date Last Modified: 2/24/2017 8:42:00 AM Date Submitted: 6/30/2015 9:12:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2018 Ship/Facility: Endeavor
Optimum Start Date: 5/5/2018 Dates to Avoid: We aim to sample during the spring bloom across a wide range of habitats and thus have a fairly narrow departure window
Earliest Start Date: 5/1/2018 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 5/10/2018 Other Ship(s): N/A

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
10 1 1 6 18
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: N/A
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Please see information about start date above and information about ship choice/ ports below. Thank you!
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
N. Atlantic
Description of Op Area: Nine stations starting about 10 miles south of Martha's Vineyard and transiting along line W, ending at the Bermuda Atlantic Time Series site.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 700
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
41.13° N / 70.5° W map
152 map
NA06 map
31.666667° N / 64.166667° W map
115 map
NA06 map
  Show Degrees Minutes    
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
We request the same ending and starting ports for two reasons. One, we did not budget travel or shipping for this cruise, under the assumption that the RV Endeavor could be used for the cruise. Two, we will likely sample water from both the outgoing and return legs of the cruise.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Tatiana Rynearson, URI_GSO
# in Science Party 13 # 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 We request one science technician/ We will have 3 PIs on this cruise and each will bring a team of 4 people to conduct sampling and analysis during the cruise.
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.


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.

Expand request schedules  Associated Schedules

Expand request history Ship Request History