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  Algal-derived HCs  -  2017  -  Neil Armstrong  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Do cyanobacteria drive marine hydrocarbon biogeochemistry? Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Christopher Reddy, WHOI Project Institution: WHOI
Project ID: 105158 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 2/4/2016 1:12:00 PM Created By: Christopher Reddy
Date Last Modified: 7/6/2016 4:51:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/CO - 1634478 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: To participate in a currently funded cruise with Dr. Benjamin Van Mooy in the North Atlantic (OCE1536346; estimated April 2017). This proposal seeks to lay a scientific foundation for understanding the distribution, partitioning, and cycling of biogenic hydrocarbons in the ocean. The hypotheses driving this proposal focus on the abundance and molecular diversity of biogenic hydrocarbons in relation to the cyanobacterial population; the extent to which volatilization to the atmosphere acts as a sink for biogenic hydrocarbons; and the rate at which hydrocarbons are produced and consumed by the microbial communities of producers and consumers.
Dr. Van Mooy's research focuses on the P-dynamics of the surface ocean with a keen interest on cyanobacteria and meshes ideally with our proposed work.

We request an additional three days to Van Mooy's cruise to visit more southernly stations and spend additional time on select stations.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We do not need any additional equipment/facilities than already requested by Dr. Van Mooy. We will be attaching an atmospheric sampler at the bow of the vessel, but will supply and be fully responsible for its operation.
Summary of other requirements and comments: Again, we request an additional three days to a previously funded cruise to Dr. Benjamin Van Mooy (OCE1536346; estimated April 2017).
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Collaborative Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1008252 Created By: Christopher Reddy
Date Last Modified: 2/4/2016 1:12:00 PM Date Submitted: 2/4/2016 1:12:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2017 Ship/Facility: Neil Armstrong
Optimum Start Date: 4/1/2017 Dates to Avoid: This request is to three days to a previously funded cruise. (Van Mooy; OCE1536346; estimated April 2017).
Earliest Start Date: 3/1/2017 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/1/2017 Other Ship(s): NA

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

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: NA
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
We request an additional three days to a previously funded cruise that meshes ideally with our request (Van Mooy; OCE1536346; estimated April 2017). Van Mooy's research plan on P-dynamics and upper ocean biogeochemistry is an excellent opportunity to help us address the research questions in our proposed work.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
North Atlantic
Description of Op Area: The cruise will depart and return to WHOI in three legs. The first leg will lead NE leading to a point off Nova Scotia (43°N,62°W). This leg will allow for the study of high productivity waters of the North Atlantic. The second leg of the cruise will lead due South across the Gulf Stream and its mesoscale eddy field, leading to the Sargasso Sea (30°N, 62°W), well within the waters of the oligotrophic gyre. A third leg of the cruise will pass through the Gulf Stream again, en route to WHOI.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 3700
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
41.5° N / 70.67° W map
152 map
NA06 map
41.5° N / 70.67° W map
152 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.)
We do not need to request any additional clearance than what Dr. Van Mooy has already done.
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Woods Hole, MA, USA None, , None, Woods Hole, MA, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Previously funded cruise.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Benjamin Van Mooy, WHOI
# in Science Party 24 # 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 We will bringing 10 people from our science team, which Dr. Van Mooy has agreed to us if funded. He has not decided on how many he will bring. This will be a fully integrated project and does not warrant to add "different science team".
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 DivingSelected 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.

We will not be requesting any additional instrumentation beyond Dr. Van Mooy's request. Dr. Van Mooy will be using P-labelled material.

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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