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  InTro  -  2018  -  Hugh R. Sharp  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Intermediate Trophic Levels Inter-connections with Eddies, Fronts, and Primary Production Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Bradley Penta, NRL_SSC Project Institution: NRL_SSC
Project ID: 105754 Version #: 3
Date Submitted: 6/1/2017 10:56:00 AM Created By: Bradley Penta
Date Last Modified: 7/10/2017 11:27:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NAVY/NRL - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Characterization of the relationships among lower and intermediate trophic level marine organisms and physical processes at oceanic fronts and eddies.

This work will consist of the deployment of fixed and mobile platforms, sensor and net towing, and traditional profiling and water sampling. Using near-real time modeling and remote sensing to choose the exact final locations we will deploy a small array of bottom mounted and string moorings to provide a fixed (Eulerian) frame of reference. A Lagrangian profiling drifter will be deployed with the goal of transiting the fixed array. Meanwhile, ship based sampling (stations and towed transects) will probe across physical/biological features. Day and night operations will be required. Ideally the timing of the cruise will coincide with the late spring (early June) secondary production maxima in the Delaware coastal region.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will need a CTD/rosette, wire for towing, dynamic positioning, and sufficient deck space/A-frame for mooring deployments/recoveries. Additional equipment may be required, depending on final plans: ADCP, MOCNESS, and/or radioisotope van.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009385 Created By: Bradley Penta
Date Last Modified: 7/10/2017 11:27:00 AM Date Submitted: 6/1/2017 10:56:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2018 Ship/Facility: Hugh R. Sharp
Optimum Start Date: 5/29/2018 Dates to Avoid: N/A
Earliest Start Date: 4/11/2018 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 6/20/2018 Other Ship(s): N/A

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
14 1 1 0 16
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:
Delaware coast
Description of Op Area: Coast and offshore of Delaware Bay
Op Area Size/Dia.: 100
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
38.833333° N / 75° W map
116 map
NA06 map
38.833333° N / 75° 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
Lewes, DE, USA None, Lewes, DE, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Our area of interest is the coast offshore of Delaware Bay.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Bradley Penta, NRL_SSC
# in Science Party 14 # 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 After deployment of several moorings, we will alternate between towing (ISIIS or scan fish) and CTD rosette/water sampling and optical instrumentation casts.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected 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 workSelected Other Operator Provided Inst. - Describe
0 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Selected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

We will require a CTD rosette with water sampling capabilities and the capacity to deploy (and recover) bottom mounted moorings and to tow an undulating vehicle. We will also deploy (and recover) a freely drifting sensor package (Wirewalker).

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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