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  DolMICROBE  -  2021  -  Savannah  
  Project Information  
Project Title: The significance of doliolid microbial interactions: Do doliolids fundamentally alter the trophic structure and productivity of sub-tropical continental shelf food webs? Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Marc Frischer, Skidaway Project Institution: Skidaway
Project ID: 106770 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 2/11/2020 10:06:00 PM Created By: Marc Frischer
Date Last Modified: 8/3/2020 5:21:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - 2023133 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Investigation of ecological role and significance of the gelatinous pelagic tunicate Dolioletta gegenbauri and their influence on microbial processes on the continental shelf of the South Atlantic Bight (SAB). This work will consist of a mix of short (2 days) frequent cruises in the
SAB to the mid-shelf and two longer cruises to that will complete a transect from 31°N 80°W in the SAB to 23°N 86°W in the Gulf of Mexico (Campeche Banks). Over the course of the 3-year project period we will complete 20 short cruises so that over the 3-year period we will sample during each season multiple times and 2 longer transect cruises. The longer transect cruises will ideally be conducted during August 2019 and January 2020. During each project year we will also host 2 one day cruises for K-12 educators in June and July. During each cruise we will locate and collect zooplankton and water and process samples shipboard. The research will require CTD casts to characterize the water column collect water and a variety of net tows.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will need a CTD/rosette, A frame and J-Frame hydrowinch equipped with ¼ inch wire. We will supply the specialized plankton nets and in situ imager, but will require a benthic trawl net. Sufficient deck space for plankton and benthicc net tows. Sufficient deck space and flow thru seawater for 2 deck incubators. Suitable temperature controlled laboratory space for wet work. Availability of work van for radioisotope work. Sufficient laboratory space for collecting and processing zooplankton and for filtering and processing water samples, -20°C and +4°C storage.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1010961 Created By: Marc Frischer
Date Last Modified: 2/11/2020 10:06:00 PM Date Submitted: 2/11/2020 10:06:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2021 Ship/Facility: Savannah
Optimum Start Date: 7/6/2021 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 7/6/2021 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 7/20/2021 Other Ship(s):

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: Montly # of Cruises: 11

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: Monthly cruises need to be separated by a minimum of 2 weeks
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Zooplankton sampling and associated biological and chemical measurements on the SAB shelf.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
SAB Shelf
Description of Op Area: Mid continental shlf of the SAB at 31 deg N between the 25 and 45 M isobaths
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
31° N / 81° W map
117 map
NA06 map
31° N / 81° W map
117 map
NA06 map
  Show Degrees Minutes    
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
None None None
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Marc Frischer, Skidaway
# 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 Project scientists, students, and volunteers. Technician needed to operate CTD and assist with the deployment of the mini Deep-focus Plankton Imaging system, and various nets.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPUnselected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Unselected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireSelected Stern A-frameUnselected Fiber Optic (.681)Unselected 0.680 Coax Wire
Unselected SCUBA DivingSelected 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.

Access to the area of operation - South Atlantic Bight

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
Selected 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.
Radioisotope van required for measurements of bacterial production using 3H labeled leucine.

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