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  Diatoms and EXPORTS  -  2018  -  Roger Revelle  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Diatoms, Food Webs and Carbon Export - Leveraging NASA EXPORTS to Test the Role of Diatom Physiology in the Biological Carbon Pump Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Bethany Jenkins, URI-Kingston Project Institution: URI-Kingston
Project ID: 105891 Version #: 6
Date Submitted: 8/14/2017 3:44:00 PM Created By: Bethany Jenkins
Date Last Modified: 10/29/2019 5:37:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - 1756816 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Characterizing relationship of diatom flux from water column with nutrients in the euphotic zone. We will be combining measurements of nutrient and trace element concentrations, rates of biological nutrient uptake and community level diversity and gene expression.

Sampling will be done in conjunction with the NASA EXPORTS Process ship and follow their sampling plan. Our proposed research incorporates trace metal clean sampling of the lit water column and collection of large volumes of water for deckboard incubation experiments using an investigator-supplied tow fish. Our measurements will require access to a van for work with radioactive isotopes. We also request access to a trace metal clean rosette and van if available.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will need a conventional CTD, a trace metal clean CTD, a portable winch for an investigator supplied tow fish, block and line. We also request a trace metal clean van for sampling the fish and trace metal CTD. We are requesting the GEOTRACES van.

We will need access to a van for radioactive work.

We will need space on deck for incubators and sea water on the fan tail for incubators, and interior lab space for sample processing and potentially for a trace metal clean HEPA bubbled.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Ancillary Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009537 Created By: Bethany Jenkins
Date Last Modified: 10/29/2019 5:37:00 PM Date Submitted: 8/14/2017 3:44:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2018 Ship/Facility: Roger Revelle
Optimum Start Date: 8/8/2018 Dates to Avoid: We are requesting to be on the NASA EXPORTS process ship and our dates are two of the NSF contracted ship days partnering with NASA for the rest
Earliest Start Date: 8/16/2018 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/17/2018 Other Ship(s): NA

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

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: 3 8-day EXPORTS sampling cycles for the NASA plans for the process ship
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Two days selected as based on recommendation from NSF
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Ocean Station P
Description of Op Area: Subarctic N Pacific, region around Ocean Station Papa
Op Area Size/Dia.: NA
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
48° N / 135° W map
158 map
NP09 map
52° N / 150° W map
196 map
NP06 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
Seattle, WA, USA None Seattle, WA, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Port selection dependent on most current information for NASA EXPORTS process ship

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Bethany Jenkins, URI-Kingston
# in Science Party 4 # 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 Our optimal science party is 4 for trace metal sampling requirements and incubation sampling. Depending on technical support offered by NASA for trace element and nutrient sampling we may be able to reduced science party requirements to 3
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.

Radioisotopes will be used in nutrient uptake experiments in incubators and sampled in a radioactive van

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 #1Selected Clean Lab VanUnselected Cold Lab VanUnselected General Purpose Lab Van
Selected Radioisotope Lab VanUnselected Wet Lab Van  
UNOLS Winch Pool
Unselected Mooring SpoolerSelected Portable WinchUnselected Turn Table 
Explain Major Ancillary Facilities
Requirements and list description
and provider for "other" systems.
Light duty winch for tow fish (e.g. MacArtney MASH2K-2)

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