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  DOP Hydrolase  -  2019  -  Savannah  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Assessing the role of compound-specific phosphorus hydrolase transformations in the marine phosphorus cycle Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Julia Diaz, SIO Project Institution: Skidaway
Project ID: 105699 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 2/13/2017 10:49:00 AM Created By: Julia Diaz
Date Last Modified: 6/8/2017 1:31:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/CO - 1736967 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Examining the degradation and biological utilization of specific dissolved organic phosphorus compounds to assess their relative role in the production of phosphate, in satisfying community and microbial group-specific P demand, and supporting primary productivity.

This project consists of one cruise off the coast of Georgia, USA, within the South Atlantic Bight. Ideally, this work would occur during spring (March-April) 2019, when the coastal frontal zone (~25 km from shore) has been observed to occur at its maximum extent. Scientific operations will occur at three stations: one on the coastal side of the frontal zone, one within the front, and one on the oceanic side. A total of 9 science days is requested to allow sampling at each station and for the 5-day incubations that will occur at one station.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Required equipment includes CTD/rosette, on-deck incubator, radio-isotope van, and wet- and dry-lab space.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009226 Created By: Julia Diaz
Date Last Modified: 2/13/2017 10:49:00 AM Date Submitted: 2/13/2017 10:49:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2019 Ship/Facility: Savannah
Optimum Start Date: 3/15/2019 Dates to Avoid: n/a
Earliest Start Date: 3/1/2019 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 3/31/2019 Other Ship(s): n/a

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
9 1 1 2 13
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:
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
coastal front
Description of Op Area: 3 stations; one on the coastal side of the frontal zone, one within, and one on the oceanic side.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 3
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
31.74° N / 80.3° W map
117 map
NA06 map
31.74° N / 80.3° W map
117 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
Savannah, GA, USA None Savannah, GA, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
The start and end port is the R/V Savannah home port at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. I couldn't find this on the list, so I selected the closest option available.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Julia Diaz, SIO
# in Science Party 5 # 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 Science Party: Rad Van, on-deck incubator with flowing seawater, CTD, wet lab and dry lab space
Technicians: Assistance with CTD instrumentation and deployment
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.

Rad van required for the use of 32P and 14C in the determination of community and group-specific phosphate uptake rates and primary production.

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
Selected 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.
Rad van required for the use of 32P and 14C in the determination of community and group-specific phosphate uptake rates and primary production.

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