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  MP-TEX  -  2019  -  Hugh R. Sharp  
  Project Information  
Project Title: New multiphase sediment transport model for aqueous mixtures of clay-silt-sand Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Joe Calantoni, NRL_SSC Project Institution: NRL_SSC
Project ID: 106225 Version #: 4
Date Submitted: 8/1/2018 3:45:00 AM Created By: Joe Calantoni
Date Last Modified: 1/24/2019 11:46:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NAVY/NRL - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: We will perform observations of bottom boundary layer processes in shallow water near the Ocean City Maryland Inlet that include profiles of the mean currents (from both waves and tides), profiles of the concentration and turbulent fluxes of mass and momentum, bedform geometry and shear strength and composition of the bed sediments.

The work will consist of both a deployment cruise and a recovery cruise. Ideally the separation between the deployment and recovery will 30 days or greater. The best time of year for our work is after the winter Nor’easter season and before the peak of hurricane season (must recover before mid-August). We will deploy two large bottom landers in shallow water outside the mouth of the inlet called "quadpods" that are heavily instrumented to perform a wide range of bottom boundary layer observations. We will also deploy a smaller bottom lander offshore of the mouth of the inlet to provide far field forcing conditions. Additionally, we will acquire sediment samples that will be taken back to the laboratory for analysis. We anticipate 2 days on station for each cruise to accomplish the work.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will need sufficient deck space for quadpods, and a large A-frame and winch for deployment and recovery. Each of the two quadpod weighs about 2,500 lbs. on the deck. The smaller bottom lander weighs about 300 lbs. on the deck.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1010019 Created By: Joe Calantoni
Date Last Modified: 1/24/2019 11:46:00 AM Date Submitted: 8/1/2018 3:45:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2019 Ship/Facility: Hugh R. Sharp
Optimum Start Date: 6/30/2019 Dates to Avoid: Both cruises need to be separated by 30 days or more and completed before mid August 2019.
Earliest Start Date: 6/23/2019 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 7/7/2019 Other Ship(s): N/A

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
2 1 1 0 4
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
Yes Interval: 30 days # of Cruises: 2

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: We need two cruises separated by about 30 days to accommodate deployment and recovery of moored instrumentation.
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
The new operation area is only several hours (< 4 hours) sail from the home port of the R/V Sharp.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Ocean City, MD
Description of Op Area: We will be deploying 3 moorings (two large and one small) outside the mouth of the Ocean City Inlet, MD.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 5 nautical miles
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
38.3165° N / 75.0812° W map
116 map
NA06 map
38.3165° N / 75.0812° W map
116 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
Lewes, DE, USA None, Lewes, DE, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Requesting R/V Sharp home port.

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Science Party
Chief Scientist: Joe Calantoni, NRL_SSC
# in Science Party 10 # 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 Our moorings are complex and require a diverse team with varied expertise to mob/demob and deploy/recover.
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 workSelected 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.

Large A-frame and winch required for deployment and recovery of our instrumentation.

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 SpoolerUnselected Portable WinchUnselected Turn Table 
Explain Major Ancillary Facilities
Requirements and list description
and provider for "other" systems.

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