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  BAITS  -  2019  -  Atlantic Explorer  
  Project Information  
Project Title: NSFGEO-NERC: Collaborative Research: Using Time-series Field Observations to Constrain an Ocean Iron Model Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Peter Sedwick, ODU_OEAS Project Institution: ODU_OEAS
Project ID: 106042 Version #: 7
Date Submitted: 1/30/2018 4:02:00 PM Created By: Peter Sedwick
Date Last Modified: 8/23/2018 9:54:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/CO - 1829833 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: We will undertake trace metal clean water column sampling at the BATS site, using trace-metal CTD rosette and McLane pumps, for shipboard sample processing. We propose that this work will be undertaken together with five of the regular BATS program cruises, by adding one day to each of these cruises in order to accommodate our sampling work.
Summary of Facility Requirements: The number of investigators and equipment required would be suitable to combine with the BATS program cruises that are typically carried out on R/V Atlantic Explorer, Bermuda to Bermuda. We need to be able to deploy trace metal clean CTD-rosette and McLane pumps (5 depths), and to process samples in shipboard clean laboratory van.
Summary of other requirements and comments: We have discussed including our work in the BATS cruises (with one day added) with BATS PI Rod Johnson, who is a co-PI on this proposal.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Ancillary Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009735 Created By: Peter Sedwick
Date Last Modified: 8/23/2018 9:54:00 AM Date Submitted: 1/30/2018 4:02:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2019 Ship/Facility: Atlantic Explorer
Optimum Start Date: 2/15/2019 Dates to Avoid: Sampling at BATS site is best accomplished in conjunction with regular BATS program cruises, as discussed with BATS PI. We propose to add one day to four of the regular BATS cruises (ideally in March, May, July and November 2019) to accommodate our sampling needs.
Earliest Start Date: 2/15/2019 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 11/15/2019 Other Ship(s): N/A

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)
Yes Interval: 2-3 months # of Cruises: 4

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: Research focuses on seasonal-scale changes in iron distribution, so cruises nominally chosen to coincide with BATS cruises in Feb-Mar (late winter), Apr-May (spring), Jul-Aug (summer), and Oct-Nov (fall).
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
We have chosen to piggy-back our sampling on BATS cruises, in order to benefit from core and ancillary BATS program data, and use same ship (either RV Atlantic Explorer or RV Endeavor).
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
BATS area
Description of Op Area: BATS area SE of Bermuda (BATS site and BATS spatial stations)
Op Area Size/Dia.: 10
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
31.66° N / 64.17° W map
115 map
NA06 map
31.66° N / 64.17° 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.)
No special clearance or permits required
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
Port of use dictated by BATS program cruises.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Rod Johnson, BIOS
# in Science Party 8 # 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 Science party will require PI and 4 co-PIs, 2 technicians, and 1 technician/graduate 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.

Require space to deploy trace metal CTD-rosette (PI provided) and McLane pumps (5), using suitable clean winch and ca. 2000 m non-metal line (requested from UNOLS winch pool) and to accommodate 1 trace metal lab van (requested from UNOLS van pool).

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
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.
Require clean van for sample processing, and portable winch to deploy trace metal
clean rosette and McLane pumps on non-metal line (no conducting element required).

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