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  Greenland freshwater  -  2021  -  Neil Armstrong  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Pathways and fate of fresh water near the southern tip of Greenland Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Nicholas P. Foukal, WHOI Project Institution: WHOI
Project ID: 106892 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 8/7/2020 2:53:00 PM Created By: Nicholas P. Foukal
Date Last Modified: 4/29/2021 2:19:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/PO - 2047952 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: We are proposing to deploy 12 surface drifters and 4 Argo profiling floats along the southeast Greenland shelf in summer 2021. These instruments will be deployed along four lines that bracket the East Greenland Coastal Current (EGCC): each line will consist of three surface drifters (one offshore of the EGCC, one in the EGCC core, and one inshore of the EGCC) and one Argo float (in the core of the current).

The first line is oriented along the OSNAP East line, starting from as close as 2 nm from the Greenland coastline to as far as 20 nm from the coastline. The exact deployment locations will depend on the location of the EGCC. The second line is located 34 NM NNE from the OSNAP East line, and will cover similar distances from the coastline. The third and fourth lines are repeats of the first and second lines, respectively, and spread out in time by at least a week from the initial deployments. Thus the ship will need to steam to the shelf on two separate occasions, and in total, stop 12 times for deployments of drifters/floats.
Summary of Facility Requirements: The deployments can be done by the PI with the assistance of another member of the OOI science party. The shipboard ADCP will be used during the crossings of the coastal current to correctly identify its location.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Collaborative Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1011196 Created By: Nicholas P. Foukal
Date Last Modified: 8/7/2020 2:53:00 PM Date Submitted: 8/7/2020 2:53:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2021 Ship/Facility: Neil Armstrong
Optimum Start Date: 9/26/2021 Dates to Avoid: September 30 - April 30
Earliest Start Date: 7/1/2021 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/28/2021 Other Ship(s): This is an ancillary activity on the OOI Irminger Array cruise requiring 2 days of ship time

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
2 0 0 0 2
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:
This is an ancillary activity on the OOI Irminger Array cruise requiring 2 days of ship time
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Irminger Sea
Description of Op Area: Cross the coastal current twice (once at the OSNAP East line and once 34 nm north of the OSNAP East line), and to do this trip to the shelf twice. Floats/drifters can be deployed on the way to, or from, the OOI site
Op Area Size/Dia.: 34 NM (meridional) by 20 NM (zonal)
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
60.0699° N / 42.9757° W map
221 map
AR11 map
60.6199° N / 42.3298° W map
221 map
AR11 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.)
The ship will be operating within 3 NM of the Greenland coast.
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Galway, Ireland None Reykjavik, Iceland
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: Nicholas P. Foukal, WHOI
# in Science Party 13 # 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 science party will consist of 12 OOI team members and N. Foukal
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningSelected 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.

This is an ancillary activity on the OOI Irminger Array cruise requiring 2 days of ship time

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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