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  CO2/ReptHydro-I5  -  2009  -  Global  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Global Ocean Repeat Hydrography, Carbon, and Tracer Measurements, 2009-2014 [I5] Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: James Swift, SIO Project Institution: SIO
Project ID: 101666 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 8/8/2008 5:51:00 PM Created By: James Swift
Date Last Modified: 10/21/2008 1:32:00 PM URI Serial #: 20070810132753DP
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/PO - 0752970 - Funded
NSF/OCE/CO - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Cruise will strongly resemble 2003-2008 cruises for US Global Ocean Carbon and Repeat Hydrography program. The I5 cruise will include ca. 193 full-depth CTD/rosette stations from the 200 meter isobath off South Africa to the 200 meter isobath off Australia. Stations are nominally 50 km (30 nmiles) apart, but are closer over steep bathymetry. At ca. 95 of the stations, there will also be a trace metal cast using a separate science-provided winch, cable, and rosette. Near noon each day there may be a hand-deployed optics profiler shallow cast. It is likely that Argo floats will be deployed at ca. 10-20 locations.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Ship's facilities required are the same as for the I6S/2008 cruise on R/V Roger Revelle, and include dual CTD winches (w. cables, slip rings, etc.) in excellent condition for CTD casts up to 6000 meters with the science-team-provided large 36x10-liter rosette; A-frame and deck space for the science-team-provided trace metal winch, cable, and rosette; space for 3-4 science-team-provided lab vans convenient to the rosette room (typically on the fantail); space for 1-3 science-team-provided storage vans; underway seawater system with provision to add science-team-provided sensors to ship's sensor suite; underway meteorological sensor/data system; space to mount aerosol and other science-team-provided sampling gear; use of nearly all lab space; -80 freezer for storage of numerous small water samples; walk-in refrigerator for science storage; large amount of hazmat storage (at least as much in terms of volume as on past cruises); at least one laboratory with "tight" temperature specifications for salinometer and nutrients (specs can be provided); storage for ca. 20 Argo floats (these may have lithium batteries?), etc.
Summary of other requirements and comments: Program will use nearly all science berths and most lab space. As with recent cruises (I8S, I9N, I6S), the program needs provision to run a propane line (from science-team-provided "barbeque" tank) to the helium sample lab, procedures to keep particulates (from barbecue, incinerator, smoking, paint chipping, stack, etc.) away from rosette room, avoidance of certain solvents, paints, and cleaning chemicals in specified labs (DOM/CDOM team: "if you can smell it we can detect it and so it may contaminate our samples"), avoidance of items using tritium (including some watches) anywhere near rosette room, "clean ship' regarding 14C and tritium (very low levels of these in seawater are sampled by the science team), and so forth as usual.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1002292 Created By: James Swift
Date Last Modified: 8/8/2008 5:59:00 PM Date Submitted: 8/8/2008 5:59:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2009 Ship/Facility: Global
Optimum Start Date: 1/1/2009 Dates to Avoid: Prefer to run I5 at best time of year to avoid heavy seas, and to not run into the wind.
Earliest Start Date: 1/1/2009 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 12/31/2009 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
57 4 2 0 63
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:
This is approximately a repeat of WHP line I5. R/V Roger Revelle is ideal.
57 days at sea includes estimated transits to first station and from last station.
(Transits were based on Durban and Fremantle as ports. If Capetown is used on the west end, this would add about 750 nmiles of transit to the total track, or nearly 3 days to the already-long 57 days at sea. Note that Port Elizabeth saves about half the distance over Capetown. Since 57 days is likely already pushing it re duration, the issue of choice of ports vis-a-vis adjustments to the science plan should probably be discussed with NSF, the schedulers, and the ship operator.)
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Indian Ocean
Description of Op Area: Line I5 - Indian Ocean between South Africa and Australia
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
31.02° S / 30.33° E map
440 map
IN06 map
31.5° S / 115.4° E map
432 map
IN08 map
  Show Degrees Minutes    
Foreign Clearance and Permitting Requirements
Foreign Clearance Required? Yes Coastal States:

Australia, France, South Africa
 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
Durban, South Africa None Fremantle, Australia
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Choice of ports is up to operator, within reason. See notes above regarding impact (3 more days of transit needed) of substituting Capetown, a more desirable port in some ways, for Durban, a less desirable port in some ways.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: James Swift, SIO
# in Science Party 35 # 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 Jim Swift is the point of contact as of this time. If a different Chief Scientist is selected, UNOLS and the ship operator will be informed. The program is likely to use every science berth available. Both a resident technician and a computer technician are requested.
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
5 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

Prefer dual shipboard ADCPs; GPS attitude sensor. There are numerous science operation requirements that relate to ship's installed instrumentation. These are the same as for past cruises for this program. For example, dual CTD winches, A-frame for trace metal casts, underway uncontaminated seawater, ship's science network, met sensors, etc. etc. are needed. R/V Roger Revelle is an example of a ship well equipped for this program's science operations. At this time we estimate that we will bring 3 lab vans and 2 storage vans. This may change.

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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