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  Peptide deamination  -  2019  -  Oceanus  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Peptide deamination as a source of refractory dissolved organic matter in marine sediments Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Hussain Abdulla, TAMUCC Project Institution: TAMU-CC
Project ID: 105885 Version #: 4
Date Submitted: 8/13/2017 6:31:00 PM Created By: David J. Burdige
Date Last Modified: 1/25/2018 1:05:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/CO - 1756672 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Collection of sediment cores using a multi-core and a gravity core; CTD profiling and hydrocast sampling with Niskin bottles and Go-Flo bottles
Summary of Facility Requirements: We need a multi-core (MC-400 or MC-800) and a gravity core (preferably the OSU "Big Bertha" corer). We also need a UNOLS cold (refrigerated) van and a CTD plus 12 bottle rosette.
Summary of other requirements and comments: A major purpose of our work is to determine natural 14C signatures of dissolved- and solid phase carbon in these sediments, including DOC (which is notorious for its susceptibility to contamination). It is therefore critical that we have a “clean” working environment with minimal potential for 14C and organic carbon contamination. We will need to use a research vessel that has been swabbed for 14C, and refrigerated vans that have not been used for isotope tracers.

A propane torch will be used in the lab. We also expect 5-10 compressed gas tanks to be on board.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009524 Created By: David J. Burdige
Date Last Modified: 1/25/2018 1:05:00 PM Date Submitted: 8/13/2017 6:31:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2019 Ship/Facility: Oceanus
Optimum Start Date: 6/1/2019 Dates to Avoid: All PIs have academic appointments and teaching responsibilities. May is impossible because school is in session; fall semester starts late Aug. Prep time is needed prior to the cruise.
Earliest Start Date: 6/1/2019 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/1/2019 Other Ship(s): N/A

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
8 2 1 6 17
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:
CA Borderland
Description of Op Area: Santa Barbara and Santa Catalina Basins
Op Area Size/Dia.: N/A
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
34.25° N / 120.05° W map
121 map
NP09 map
33.3° N / 119° W map
120 map
NP09 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
Newport, OR, USA None, Newport, OR, 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: Hussain Abdulla, TAMUCC
# in Science Party 12 # 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 Each science team will be responsible for a particular set of tasks, including coring, core slicing, and porewater collection. 2-4 individuals will be needed per science team to accomplish this. One marine science-technician is requested to assist us with operating the corers and CTD, etc.
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 describeSelected 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/telemetrySelected 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 VanSelected 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.
It is critical that we have a “clean” working environment with minimal potential for 14C and organic carbon contamination. We will need to use a research vessel that has been swabbed for 14C, and refrigerated vans that have not been used for isotope tracers.
We also would like to have (if possible) a 7.0Cubic meter Chest freezer.

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