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  StreamFix  -  2017  -  Endeavor  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Gulf Stream Nitrogen Fixation Experiment Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Jaime B. Palter, URI_GSO Project Institution: URI_GSO
Project ID: 105510 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 9/2/2016 2:35:00 PM Created By: Jaime B. Palter
Date Last Modified: 9/2/2016 2:35:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: OTHER - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: This work will consist of a single 6-day cruise in which we occupy one high resolution section across the Gulf Stream, sampling the upper water column for nutrients and water samples for nitrogen fixation incubations and molecular analyses. Approximate details are:
• Depart: GSO pier 4/29/2017 with science party of approximately 8 from this project and 6 from Rainer Lohman’s cruise. All equipment from both projects loaded at GSO pier, including 12-bottle Rosette with 12 or 20 L Niskin Bottles, CTD and O2 sensor, incubators, and nutrient bottles.
• Steam to Gulf Stream, heading approx. due south
• Start occupying section at approx. 37.25°N, 72°W; occupy approx. 12 stations at 15 km separation to approx. 35.5°N, 72°W. Exact locations to be determined from instantaneous position of the Gulf Stream.
• At each station: wire out on Rosette to 1000 m. Twelve bottles for nutrients and salts, with an emphasis on the upper 500 m.
• Depths for incubations and molecular analysis: 2 euphotic zone, 2 mesopelagic at every other station (6 total)
• Steam to Morehead City, NC. Palter and her students disembark; Rainer Lohman and the remainder of his crew join.
• Lohman’s cruise plan commences with Granger and Moisander (and students) continuing their incubations and possibly collecting more samples in the Carribean.
• Remaining science party unloads in Everglades.
Summary of Facility Requirements: 6-9 berths
O2-equipped CTD with 12- or 24-bottle rosette, with Niskin bottles of 12-20 L
Incubators (to be provided by science crew, if not available on Endeavor) and space to accommodate them
Hull-mounted ADCP
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1008965 Created By: Jaime B. Palter
Date Last Modified: 9/2/2016 2:35:00 PM Date Submitted: 9/2/2016 2:35:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2017 Ship/Facility: Endeavor
Optimum Start Date: 5/8/2017 Dates to Avoid: N/A
Earliest Start Date: 5/1/2017 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 6/5/2017 Other Ship(s): N/A

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
3 1 1 2 7
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval: N/A # of Cruises: 1

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: N/A
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:
Gulf Stream
Description of Op Area: Open ocean, currents ~1 m/s
Op Area Size/Dia.: 200
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
37.25° N / 72° W map
116 map
NA06 map
35.5° N / 72° 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
Narragansett, RI, USA None, , None, Morehead City, NC, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Part of the science party will disembark in Morehead City (possibly by launch) and members of the next science party will join up with the ship there. Other members of this science party will continue on the next leg of the cruise to the Everglades.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Jaime B. Palter, URI_GSO
# in Science Party 9 # 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 The technician will help with the Rosette, CTD, and shipboard ADCP. The science party will be the PI, 2 co-PIs, 2 students accompanying each of them, and one teacher from the Rhode Island Teacher at Sea program.
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.

We would make use of a hull-mounted ADCP, if available.

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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