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  NEU Array  -  2020  -  Endeavor  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Development of a large-aperture coherent hydrophone array hardware system, and data
processing and analysis software system for instantaneous wide-area passive acoustic
monitoring of ocean environments
Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Purnima R. Makris, Nthest U Project Institution: Nthest U
Project ID: 105692 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 2/11/2017 11:26:00 AM Created By: Purnima R. Makris
Date Last Modified: 9/12/2018 11:04:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/OTIC - 1736749 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Two Intermediate and one final testing of coherent hydrophone array hardware.

First test : Prototype array testing for confirming hardware and software parameters

Second test : Intermediate hardware and software testing of a subaperture of the full system. We will complete construction of one subaperture containing 64 hydrophones and the auxillary sensors prior to this sea test.

3rd test: Final hardware and software testing with all four subapertures and functionality of the full system. We will complete construction of all four subapertures containing 160 hydrophones in total and all auxillary sensors prior to this sea test.
Summary of Facility Requirements: CTD/XBT and multibeam/echosounder data will be collected. Will require crane to lift the full array system during mob and demob.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009216 Created By: Purnima R. Makris
Date Last Modified: 9/12/2018 11:03:00 AM Date Submitted: 2/11/2017 11:26:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2020 Ship/Facility: Endeavor
Optimum Start Date: 5/1/2020 Dates to Avoid: -
Earliest Start Date: 5/1/2020 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 6/30/2020 Other Ship(s): Not applicable

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
14 1 1 2 18
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: Not repeating
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Not repeating
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Gulf of Maine
Description of Op Area: We will test our full hydrophone array system with marine mammal vocalizations.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 50
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
42° N / 68.5° W map
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42.5° N / 67.5° W map
151 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.)
Not applicable
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Narragansett, RI, USA None Narragansett, RI, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Narragansett is the home port for RV Endeavor. It is very accessible for us driving from Boston.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Purnima R. Makris, Nthest U
# in Science Party 14 # 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 test an aperture of the full hydrophone array. We will need assistance from crew to crane lift the winch and array system on board the research vessel.

We will tow the array roughly 300 m behind the research vessel and need assistance from the crew in deploying and recovering the array.

We will also acquire data from the shipboard CTD/XBT probes and echosounders, and will require assistance from the Science Tech for this data collection.
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 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.


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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