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  Tropical Atlantic BC  -  2020  -  Endeavor  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Concentrations and source assessment of black carbon across tropical Atlantic air and sediment Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Rainer Lohmann, URI_GSO Project Institution: URI_GSO
Project ID: 106402 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 2/9/2019 12:43:00 PM Created By: Robert A. Pockalny
Date Last Modified: 7/23/2019 2:15:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/CO - 1924191 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: This project will involve collecting sediment cores with the multicorer at 10 sites across the tropical Atlantic Ocean in water depths ranging from 2000 to 5000 m. Coring sites will be identified with CHIRP sub-bottom seismic data. We also plan occasional water column CTD work, particle collection with McLane pumps, and atmospheric sampling on flying bridge. Optimal cruise times are February to May when intense biomass-burning atmospheric plumes are expected across north of the Equator in the tropical Atlantic and also due to tropical cyclone activity in our proposed operations area. sediment IN addition, occasional water column CTD work, particle collection with McLane pumps, and atmospheric sampling on flying bridge.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Site Survey: - CHIRP Sonar, hull-mounted ADCP
Coring Operations: - sediment multicorer MC 800
Additional water column sampling: CTD/Niskin Rosette; wire for McLane pump
Atmospheric sampling; Hi-vol sampler on flying bridge
Summary of other requirements and comments: Lab space for core description, sampling and analysis.
Standard core supplies (e.g., core liners, storage tubes, end caps for core liners and storage tubes, core cutters, etc).
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1010300 Created By: Robert A. Pockalny
Date Last Modified: 2/12/2019 5:44:00 PM Date Submitted: 2/9/2019 12:43:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2020 Ship/Facility: Endeavor
Optimum Start Date: 2/1/2020 Dates to Avoid: Optimal cruise times are February to May when intense biomass-burning atmospheric plumes are expected across north of the Equator in the tropical Atlantic and also due to tropical cyclone activity in our proposed operations area
Earliest Start Date: 2/1/2020 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 5/1/2020 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
14 1 1 6 22
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements:
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:
Equ. Atlantic
Description of Op Area: Tropical Atlantic Ocean between latitudes of 5°N - 10°N in areas of terrigenous and pelagic calcareous sediments.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 3300
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
NA09 map
NA10 map
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
Bridgetown, Barbados None Dakar, Senegal
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
These are the 2 closest ports to our study area.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Rainer Lohmann, URI_GSO
# 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
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningSelected ADCPUnselected MultibeamSelected Seismic
Selected 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 Selected 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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