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  Optical physiology  -  2010  -  New Horizon  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Midwater animal models: Optical measurement of metabolic transitions in pelagic biota Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Brad A. Seibel, USF_Tampa Project Institution: URI_GSO
Project ID: 101697 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 8/12/2008 11:44:00 AM Created By: Brad A. Seibel
Date Last Modified: 7/23/2010 9:53:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - ARRA 0852160 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Two research cruises will be conducted aboard UNOLS vessels. The first in 2010 in the Pacific and the second in 2011 in the North Atlantic. The primary goal is to perform physiological measurements of midwater zooplankton and micronekton onboard ship. Collection of specimens will be carried out using a number of methods. We will deploy a large Tucker Trawl to depths of 2000 meters. This net is 30 meters long and uses 1000 lbs of lead weight. It is operated over a conducting (0.68) cable. A crane and capstan, in addition to the A-frame, are typically used in recovery and deployment. Bluewater SCUBA diving will be conducted from a small RHiB or Zodiac launched from the R/V. We will require a compressor onboard for tank refill.

Lastly, we propose to use the submersible, Johnson Sealink, for collection of delicate midwater animals in the North Atlantic. CTDO casts will be conducted Shipboard physiology experiments will be conducted in the wet and dry labs onboard ship.
Summary of Facility Requirements: 2010 on the R/V New Horizon: require 0.68 conducting cable for trawling, CTDO, RHIB for deploying SCUBA divers. 2011 on the R/V Seward Johnsen: require 0.68 conducting cable for trawling, CTDO, RHIB for deploying SCUBA divers, DSRV Sea Link.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1002329 Created By: Brad A. Seibel
Date Last Modified: 7/23/2010 9:53:00 AM Date Submitted: 8/12/2008 11:44:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2010 Ship/Facility: New Horizon
Optimum Start Date: 6/1/2010 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 5/1/2010 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/1/2011 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
14 1 1 2 18
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:
Pt. Conception
Description of Op Area: 160 km west of Pt. Conception, CA. Open ocean, bottom depth 4000 meters.
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
34.37° N / 122.42° W map
121 map
NP09 map
34.3° N / 123.2° W map
121 map
NP09 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.)
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
San Diego, CA, USA None San Diego, CA, USA
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: Brad A. Seibel, USF_Tampa
# in Science Party 18 # 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 PositioningUnselected ADCPUnselected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Selected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireUnselected Stern A-frameUnselected Fiber Optic (.681)Unselected 0.680 Coax Wire
Selected 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 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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