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  TFO NESBA  -  2021  -  Neil Armstrong  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Shelf Break Acoustics: An Integrated Approach for Studying Underwater Acoustic Sensitivity, Localization and Inversions Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Ying-Tsong Lin, WHOI Project Institution: WHOI
Project ID: 106480 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 4/23/2019 2:48:00 PM Created By: Ying-Tsong Lin
Date Last Modified: 6/11/2020 3:02:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NAVY/ONR - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Summary of Field Work: Investigation of the effects of oceanographic processes and marine geological features on underwater sound propagation, acoustic source localization and acoustic inversions on the New England Shelf Break area.

This work will consist of a number of cruises from Woods Hole to the New England Shelf Break. The cruise objectives include deploying and recovering physical oceanographic and acoustic moorings, conducting autonomous underwater vehicle operations, shipboard sonar mapping and CTD castings. There will be a 10-day long pilot experiment in October 2020 and a 4-week long main experiment in May 2021.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Summary of Facility Requirements: We are requesting R/V Neil Armstrong, and we will need the following scientific shipboard equipment, as well as sufficient deck space, winch and A-frame for mooring deployments and recoveries.
Kongsberg EM122 Multibeam
Knudsen 3260 Sub Bottom Profiler
Kongsberg EM710 Multibeam
Kongsberg Sonar Synchronization System
Sonardyne USBL
Simrad EK80 Mid-Water Echo Sounder
Massa TR109 3.5 kHz transducer Array
12 kHz transducer Array

Current Profilers
38 kHz RDI Ocean Surveyor ADCP
150 kHz RDI Ocean Surveyor ADCP
300 kHz RDI Workhorse Mariner ADCP
Water Sampling and Sensing
SeaBird TSG
SeaBird CTD Rosette

Navigation & Communication
POS/MV Precision GPS
Satellite Communication System
Acoustic Monitoring System
Science Seawater Distribution System
RADAR Wave Height Measurement System
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1010452 Created By: Ying-Tsong Lin
Date Last Modified: 6/11/2020 3:02:00 AM Date Submitted: 4/23/2019 2:48:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2021 Ship/Facility: Neil Armstrong
Optimum Start Date: 5/9/2021 Dates to Avoid: none
Earliest Start Date: 5/3/2021 Multi-Ship Op: Yes
Latest Start Date: 5/9/2021 Other Ship(s): There are likely multi-ship operations with RV Endeavor and Hugh Sharp.
In addition, this Neil Armstrong cruise will likely have two legs.

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
10 2 2 1 15
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: no repeating cruise
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
no repeating cruise
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
NE Shelf Break
Description of Op Area: New England Shelf Break, 90 NM south of Woods Hole, water depth ranging from 150 m to 1000 m
Op Area Size/Dia.: 22 NM Dia.
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
41.5265° N / 70.6731° W map
152 map
NA06 map
41.5265° N / 70.6731° W map
152 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 foreign clearance
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Woods Hole, MA, USA None, Woods Hole, MA, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Woods Hole is the home port of R/V Neil Armstrong and close to the experimental area.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Ying-Tsong Lin, WHOI
# in Science Party 20 # 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 requested science party size is to accommodate all necessary personnel for conducting the experiment.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningSelected ADCPSelected 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.

We need DP to deploy large moorings.

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
Selected Mooring SpoolerUnselected Portable WinchUnselected Turn Table 
Explain Major Ancillary Facilities
Requirements and list description
and provider for "other" systems.
no major ancillary facilities requirements.

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