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  Float Recovery  -  2018  -  Atlantic Explorer  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Float Recovery in Sargasso Sea
4 EM APEX floats
1 Waverider
Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: David L. Porter, JHU_APL Project Institution: JHU_APL
Project ID: 106281 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 9/6/2018 11:41:00 AM Created By: David L. Porter
Date Last Modified: 9/6/2018 11:41:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NAVY - N00024-13-D-6400 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: The contractor shall provide operational and logistics support in the form of an oceanographic research vessel and crew to retrieve unmanned ocean instrumentation in the Sargasso Sea and then ship the retrieved instrumentation to Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
Summary of Facility Requirements: The contractor shall provide the operational and logistics support in the form of an oceanographic research vessel required for the purpose of retrieving four Teledyne Webb Research APEX-EM floats (62 lbs per float, 1.5 m x 30 cm diameter each) and one Datawell Mini Directional Waverider GPS buoy (38 lbs, ~40 cm diameter sphere) in the Sargasso Sea
Summary of other requirements and comments: The contractor shall safely ship the instrumentation, four Teledyne Webb Research APEX-EM floats (62 lbs per float, 1.5 m x 30 cm diameter each, with Lithium batteries) and one Datawell Mini Directional Waverider GPS buoy (38 lbs, ~40 cm diameter sphere, with Lithium) back to JHU/APL.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1010129 Created By: David L. Porter
Date Last Modified: 9/6/2018 11:41:00 AM Date Submitted: 9/6/2018 11:41:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2018 Ship/Facility: Atlantic Explorer
Optimum Start Date: 9/18/2018 Dates to Avoid: At ship's convenience and safety.
Earliest Start Date: 9/18/2018 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/21/2018 Other Ship(s): NA

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
1 0 0 3 4
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:
Closest UNOLS ship to buoys locations.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Sargasso Sea
Description of Op Area: Location of five drifting buoys.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 50
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
31.49° N / 69.264° W map
115 map
NA06 map
31.88° N / 70.209° 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.)
We are operating in the open sea.
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
This is the ship's home port.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: David L. Porter, JHU_APL
# in Science Party 1 # 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 The ship is just picking up five drifting buoys and returning to port. I had to enter 1s in the box, but they should be 0. Only the ship crew and ship are needed.
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.

No instrumentation required. Just picking up buoys.

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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