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  NFIXPACIFIC  -  2019  -  Sally Ride  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Investigating Diazotrophy in tropical and subtropical Pacific Ocean Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Zehr, UCSC Project Institution: UCSC
Project ID: 106319 Version #: 6
Date Submitted: 11/30/2018 4:56:00 PM Created By: Esther Wing Kwan Mak
Date Last Modified: 2/19/2019 6:42:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: INST/UCSD/SIO - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: We propose to study the diazotroph community from Guam to San Diego on R/V Sally Ride, An area that is theoretically ideal for biological nitrogen fixation yet highly under sampled. We will focus on the community composition of nitrogen-fixing bacteria, nitrogen release through grazing experiments, as well as visualising and quantifying the nitrogen fixation rates of an abundant heterotrophic diazotroph Gamma A.

We will collect DNA, RNA, and bulk N fixation rate samples for surveying, CARD/gene-FISH samples followed by nano secondary ion mass spectrometer (SIMS) for measuring cell-specific N fixation rates. We will also carry out dilution experiments to measure the selective grazing pressure on different diazotrophs.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will need a CTD rosette, sufficient deck space for incubation experiments and access to a fume hood or outdoor bench space. Our water budget is 6L for 6 depths (~15, 25, 75, 100, 125, 150m, flexible) at each station and 9 L and 18 L for nitrogen fixation and grazing incubations, respectively.
Summary of other requirements and comments: We are highly flexible to the ship track, station locations and water budget. The cruise plan can be adjusted based on other groups on board.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Ancillary Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1010183 Created By: Esther Wing Kwan Mak
Date Last Modified: 2/19/2019 6:42:00 PM Date Submitted: 11/30/2018 4:56:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2019 Ship/Facility: Sally Ride
Optimum Start Date: 11/1/2019 Dates to Avoid: We have no dates to avoid, and we don’t have any requirement on the start date and end date, and thus can accommodate to other groups on board.
Earliest Start Date: 10/1/2019 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 12/31/2019 Other Ship(s): N/A

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
18 1 1 0 20
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval: N/A # of Cruises: 1

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: N/A
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
We are highly flexible to the timing and number of days on R/V Sally Ride. Our aim is to collect spatially high-resolution samples across the Guam to San Diego.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Description of Op Area: We propose to join the UC Ship Funds programme and require ship time for R/V Sally Ride in their transect from Guam to San Diego
Op Area Size/Dia.: 5371.35
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
13.4443° N / 144.7937° W map
51 map
NP12 map
32.8959° N / 117.2424° W map
120 map
NP09 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
Apra Harbor, Guam None, San Diego, CA, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
We propose to join the UC Ship Funds programme and require ship time for R/V Sally Ride in their transect from Guam to San Diego. We don't have a requirement on a specific port that R/V Sally Ride decided to use.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Kendra Turk-Kubo, UCSC
# in Science Party 2 # 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 We request 2 of us, Katie Harding and Esther Mak to be on board, due to the human power needed to do sampling and set up incubations. We do not have a specific technician requirement.
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.

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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