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  Sargasso Proteins  -  2019  -  Neil Armstrong  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Direct Characterization of Adaptive Nutrient Stress Responses in the Sargasso Sea using Protein Biomarkers and a Biogeochemical AUV Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Makoto Saito, WHOI Project Institution: WHOI
Project ID: 105459 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 8/11/2016 10:25:00 AM Created By: Makoto Saito
Date Last Modified: 3/26/2018 7:19:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/CO - 1658030 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Examination of the nutrient stresses influencing primary productivity in the western Sargasso using targeted metaproteomic (protein) analyses and the new Biogeochemical AUV Clio. Field work will occur on BATS expeditions and a Bermuda-Woods Hole transect.
Summary of Facility Requirements: CTD/Rosette, Trace metal rosette, McLane pump sampling operations, laboratory clean room environments.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1008828 Created By: Makoto Saito
Date Last Modified: 3/26/2018 7:19:00 AM Date Submitted: 8/11/2016 10:25:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2019 Ship/Facility: Neil Armstrong
Optimum Start Date: 3/1/2019 Dates to Avoid: Cruise timing to coincide with an endpoint to monthly sampling at the BATS station using the Clio AUV. Note moving request to March 2019 to extend time series to one year.
Earliest Start Date: 3/17/2019 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 3/30/2019 Other Ship(s): R/V Armstrong

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
14 2 1 0 17
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:
R/V Armstrong requested for berthing, science, and weather capabilities for Bermuda - Woods Hole transect in March 2019.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
W Atlantic
Description of Op Area: Bermuda to Woods Hole
Op Area Size/Dia.: 300
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
31.6° N / 64.5° W map
115 map
NA06 map
41° N / 70.5° W map
152 map
NA06 map
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Foreign Clearance and Permitting Requirements
Foreign Clearance Required? Yes 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.)
Work near Bermuda at the Bermuda Atlantic Time Series.
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
St. George's, Bermuda None Woods Hole, MA, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
First station will be BATS station, where AUV Clio has been deployed from April 2018, transect to Woods Hole to conduct full depth section with Clio and trace metal sampling operations.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Makoto Saito, WHOI
# in Science Party 20 # of different science teams 4 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements science party includes AUV and SUPR engineering teams, and proteomic and genomic science members.
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
1 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

Van for equipment/storage of AUV Clio

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)
Selected 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 #1Selected 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.
Other AUV is the AUV Clio

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