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  CreatineDON  -  2018  -  Hugh R. Sharp  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Creatine Cycling in Marine Bacterial & Phytoplankton Assemblages Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Boris Wawrik, OU Project Institution: OU
Project ID: 105189 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 2/9/2016 2:35:00 PM Created By: Boris Wawrik
Date Last Modified: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - 1634630 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Two cruises are requested. The first field experiment will be conducted in the March-April time frame of year one of the grant to capture the Spring productivity burst observed early in the season. A second cruise will be conducted during August of the second year to obtain requisite data from conditions that reflect lower surface productivity of summer months. The R/V Hugh R. Sharp is requested and each cruise will consist of nine ship days, during which five stations will be sampled along the chlorophyll a gradient between 36 deg N 76 deg W and 34 deg N 71 deg W.
Summary of Facility Requirements: CTD, Nisking Bottles, Decktop flow through incubators, -20 and -80 freezers.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009445 Created By: Boris Wawrik
Date Last Modified: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 PM Date Submitted: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2018 Ship/Facility: Hugh R. Sharp
Optimum Start Date: 3/31/2018 Dates to Avoid: We hope to conduct a field sampling campaign across a transect starting in the North Atlantic Bight region, which will extend across Gulf stream influenced waters into the open North Atlantic along the natural gradient of productivity that occurs between coastal regions and the Sargasso sea.
Earliest Start Date: 3/25/2018 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 4/30/2018 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
7 1 1 0 9
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval: 8 month # of Cruises: 2

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: Two cruises are requested. We hope to conduct our first during August of the first year of the grant to obtain requisite data from conditions that reflect lower surface productivity of summer months. As second cruise is requested for the March-April time frame of year two of the grant to capture the Spring productivity burst observed early in the season.
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Given the planned cruise track, we think that a Regional Class vessel is the best fit for the mission. The Hugh R. Sharp is also based out of Delaware and would have minimal transit time to Norfolk, where we plan to load and unload. Five stations will be sampled along the chlorophyll a gradient between 36°N 76°W and 34°N 71°W. In addition, we will investigate the difference between daytime (8 am) and nighttime (8 pm). Surface (2m) and deep chlorophyll maximum (DCM) samples will be assayed at each station.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Atlantic Bight
Description of Op Area: We hope to head WSW out of Norfolk to traverse the productivity gradient along the North American coastline.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 200
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
36° N / 76° W map
116 map
NA06 map
34° N / 71° W map
116 map
NA06 map
  Show Degrees Minutes    
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

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Boris Wawrik, OU
# in Science Party 10 # of different science teams 3 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements Wawrik Lab: PI + 1 graduate student + 2 berth for broader impact
Yang Lab: CoPI + 1 graduate student
Bronk Lab: CoPI + 1 graduate student + 1 technician + 1 undergraduate student
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.

Our main requirements are to collect water using Nisking bottles attached to Rosetta sampler with CTD. We will also need deck-top flow through incubators for bottle incubation.

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 VanSelected 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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