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  PEACH  -  2017  -  Neil Armstrong  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Processes driving Exchange At Cape Hatteras (PEACH) Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Dana K. Savidge, Skidaway Project Institution: Skidaway
Project ID: 105001 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 8/12/2015 10:16:00 AM Created By: Dana K. Savidge
Date Last Modified: 1/28/2016 11:41:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/PO - 1559476 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Deployment of six current meter and pressure sensor-equipped inverted echo sounders (CPIES) off the shelf near Cape Hatteras, with a second cruise 9 months later to turn-around all but the CPIES, and a third cruise 9 months after that to recover all instrumentation. This work requires the capability to perform full-water column CTD casts in up to 4500m water. Will also deploy two meteorological Buoys with co-located bottom pods with ADCP on the shelf (30m isobath) and four slope mooring with bottom mounted ADCPs and CTDs (120m isobath). Possible Spray glider deployment and/or recovery. Project focuses on variability and dynamics of shelf water export in the vicinity of Cape Hatteras.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Capable of deploying CPIES and performing full-depth CTD cast in 4500 m depth water. Will require A-frame for larger components, the meteorological buoys in particular. Dynamic positioning is advantageous for CPIES placement.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1008028 Created By: Dana K. Savidge
Date Last Modified: 8/12/2015 10:16:00 AM Date Submitted: 8/12/2015 10:16:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2017 Ship/Facility: Neil Armstrong
Optimum Start Date: 3/23/2017 Dates to Avoid: Wish to deploy just before the expected transition to spring on the shelf, so can't go any later, and any earlier backs up into late winter.
Earliest Start Date: 3/20/2017 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 4/1/2017 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
9 1 0 0 10
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:
Description of Op Area: Cape Hatteras shelf, slope and nearby deep ocean, from 37N to 34.5N
Op Area Size/Dia.: 13500 sq NM
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
37° N / 75.5° W map
116 map
NA06 map
37° N / 75.5° 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
Norfolk, VA, USA None Norfolk, VA, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Norfolk is nearest major port, easy access for science parties from North Carolina and Massachusetts, colleagues at ODU are available to provide local logistical support. With several large objects to deploy, it may be necessary to return to port (Norfolk) once during this cruise to load a second round of gear, if it all doesn't fit the first time.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Magdalena Andres, WHOI
# in Science Party 10 # of different science teams 2 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements Party of 6 from WHOI for deployment of CPIES and slope moorings, gliders and deep CTD casts, plus party of 3 from UNC for deployment of shelf moorings and met buoys, plus 1 operator-provided tech.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningSelected 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.

Total deck or lab space needed to gear to be deployed is approximately 55m^2 plus free space to get them in place for A-frame use. Dynamic positioning is helpful for CPIES deployment.

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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