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  NES-LTER  -  2019  -  Endeavor  
  Project Information  
Project Title: LTER: Linking pelagic community structure with ecosystem dynamics and production regimes on the changing Northeast US shelf Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Heidi M. Sosik, WHOI Project Institution: WHOI
Project ID: 105400 Version #: 4
Date Submitted: 7/28/2016 3:33:00 PM Created By: Heidi M. Sosik
Date Last Modified: 1/4/2021 11:12:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - 1655686 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Characterization of how planktonic food webs change through space and time in response to changes in the physical environment, and how those changes impact ecosystem productivity, particularly of higher trophic levels.

This work will consist of cross-shelf transects between Woods Hole, MA and the OOI Pioneer Array location at the Northeast US shelf break. Station work with vertical profiles will be combined with continuous sampling underway and (on some cruises) deckboard incubation experiments.

Two 5-day cruises annually should be scheduled approximately 6 months apart, and out of phase with OOI Pioneer Array mooring turn-around cruises.

(Our goal is 4 seasonal transects, two in conjunction with OOI requests and two requested here).
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will need a CTD/rosette, ADCP, radioisotope van, and deck space for incubators with flowing seawater.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1008701 Created By: Heidi M. Sosik
Date Last Modified: 1/4/2021 11:12:00 PM Date Submitted: 7/28/2016 3:33:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2019 Ship/Facility: Endeavor
Optimum Start Date: 1/15/2019 Dates to Avoid: none
Earliest Start Date: 12/15/2018 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 2/15/2019 Other Ship(s): None

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
10 2 0 2 14
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
Yes Interval: 6 months # of Cruises: 2

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: Cruises should be approximately 6 months apart and out of phase with OOI Pioneer Array mooring turn-around cruises (which we have proposed to join as part of this project).
Our goal is a cruise each quarter of the year, two in conjunction with OOI and two requested here. For example: Jan - this request; Apr - OOI/Pioneer; Jul - this request; Oct - OOI/Pioneer.

Each of the two cruises are expected to require 5 science days, 1 MOB day and 1 transit day.
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: cross-shelf transect south of Woods Hole, MA to OOI Pioneer Array at the shelf break
Op Area Size/Dia.: 100
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
41.53° N / 70.67° W map
152 map
NA06 map
41.53° 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.)
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Woods Hole, MA, USA None Woods Hole, MA, 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: Heidi M. Sosik, WHOI
# in Science Party 6 # 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 None.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected 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.

A portable winch with Fiber Optic Table is required. This request was added by A.Doyle at the request of H.Sosik 3Jun19

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 SpoolerSelected Portable WinchUnselected Turn Table 
Explain Major Ancillary Facilities
Requirements and list description
and provider for "other" systems.
- Radioiosotope van removed from request 3Jun19 - by Adoyle at request of H.Sosik

- Portable Winch with Fiber Optic Cable is required. This request was added on 3Jun19 by ADoyle at the request of H.Sosik.

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