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  Diel physiology  -  2019  -  Atlantic Explorer  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Diel physiological rhythms in a tropical oceanic copepod Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Amy Maas, BIOS Project Institution: BIOS
Project ID: 106024 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 1/25/2018 10:41:00 AM Created By: Leocadio Blanco Bercial
Date Last Modified: 4/16/2019 9:13:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - 1829318 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: The proposed research will characterize the metabolic consequence of daily physiological rhythms and DVM for a model zooplankton species, the abundant subtropical copepod Pleuromamma xiphias.

The project will require a four day sampling effort in the location of the BATS station that will collect animals from the water column using a modified Tucker trawl with insulated closing cod ends. It will have an associated seabird electronics package requiring conducting cable and will target~100-200 m and 450-600 m six times per day to collect organisms for physiology experiments. One CTD cast per day will be made to characterize the water column structure.
Summary of Facility Requirements: 0.322 Conducting cable + winch for net, A-frame, CTD rosette package, space to put two upright incubators, wet lab space
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009713 Created By: Leocadio Blanco Bercial
Date Last Modified: 1/25/2018 10:41:00 AM Date Submitted: 1/25/2018 10:41:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2019 Ship/Facility: Atlantic Explorer
Optimum Start Date: 3/16/2019 Dates to Avoid: Optimal sampling of the target organism is between February and April, although it can be captured year round. To complete the project in the projected timeline the latest sampling would be in September.
Earliest Start Date: 3/1/2019 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 6/1/2019 Other Ship(s): NA

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
4 1 1 0 6
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval: NA # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: NA
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:
BATS region
Description of Op Area: We would like to sample between Hydrostation “S” and the BATS site. The precise location will be chosen based on local conditions, with the goal of staying within the same mesoscale feature for the duration of sampling.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 10
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
31.55° N / 64.16° W map
115 map
NA06 map
31.55° N / 64.16° W map
115 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
St. George's, Bermuda None, St. George's, Bermuda
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: Leocadio Blanco Bercial, BIOS
# in Science Party 6 # 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 Three PI-s and a BIOS research technician will join the two operator technicians making a 6-person science party. Two operator technicians are required owing to the 24 h operation plan (sampling every 6 h). One of the operator technicians would need experience with the acoustic package requested.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPSelected 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.

We would like to have an Simrad EK 60 echosounder (or equivalent) capable of visualizing when the zooplankton DVM is complete.

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 SpoolerSelected Portable WinchUnselected Turn Table 
Explain Major Ancillary Facilities
Requirements and list description
and provider for "other" systems.
We request a 0.322 conductive wire winch to be used with the MOCNESS able to reach fast (40 m/min) speeds of wire in

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