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.

  deep water hydro  -  2017  -  Neil Armstrong  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Deep Water Hydrography in the Glacial Western North Atlantic Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Lloyd D. Keigwin, WHOI Project Institution: WHOI
Project ID: 104971 Version #: 4
Date Submitted: 8/7/2015 1:59:00 PM Created By: Lloyd D. Keigwin
Date Last Modified: 9/19/2016 1:39:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/MGG - 1558307 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: multibeam and seismic (3.5 kHz) surveying of seafloor to identify targets for piston, gravity, and mutlicoring between Woods Hole, MA and Azores
Summary of Facility Requirements: need global or ocean class vessel
Summary of other requirements and comments: This cruise is part of a collaboration with a German colleague. Dr. Janne Repschlager is expecting to sail as part of my scientific party on the cruise I have proposed (and has been recommended for funding) and meanwhile she has been funded by the German agency for a complementary cruise on their R/V Merian. She wants to work (survey and core) around Azores including in waters on the west flank of the Mid Atlantic Ridge (MAR) down to ~3 km. I am invited on her cruise, as part of our collaboration. My cruise will start coring in water as deep as we can find good sediment (>5km) and we will work west up the MAR coring and surveying to 3 km. This way, between the two projects we will have a complete collection of cores from MAR (~2 km) down to > 5km for paleoenvironmental reconstructions. Janne says our collaboration was partly responsible for her getting funded, so it will be important that R/Vs Armstrong and Merian have complementary schedules.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1007979 Created By: Lloyd D. Keigwin
Date Last Modified: 9/19/2016 1:39:00 PM Date Submitted: 8/7/2015 1:59:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2017 Ship/Facility: Neil Armstrong
Optimum Start Date: 9/1/2017 Dates to Avoid: summer or early autumn preferred.
Earliest Start Date: 6/1/2017 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/30/2017 Other Ship(s): .

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
22 1 0 0 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:
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
western N.A.
Description of Op Area: .
Op Area Size/Dia.: .
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
40.729° N / 69.498° W map
151 map
NA06 map
36.924° N / 31.622° W map
112 map
NA07 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
Woods Hole, MA, USA None, , None, Ponta Delgada, Azores (Acores), Portugal
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: Lloyd D. Keigwin, WHOI
# in Science Party 15 # 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 .
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
Selected Jumbo Piston CoringSelected Large Gravity Core Unselected MC800 multicorer w/ MISO camera/telemetrySelected OSU Coring Facility (MARSSAM)
Selected 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