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  Petroleum Weathering  -  2011  -  Atlantis  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Chemical Changes Accompanying Petroleum Weathering in the Coastal Ocean Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: David L. Valentine, UCSB Project Institution: UCSB
Project ID: 102136 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 8/6/2009 7:11:00 PM Created By: David L. Valentine
Date Last Modified: 4/9/2010 6:59:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/CO - 0961725 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Tracking of oil slicks off the coast of Santa Barbara, CA.
Sediment Coring in and around oil slicks.
Some skiff and night operations.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Vessel with dynamic positioning.
Request Alvin support for sampling of seeps at Sea Floor.
Will need small Box corer, grab corer or gravity corer.
Request AUV Sentry support for identifying and mapping seeps at the sea floor.
Summary of other requirements and comments: Slick sampling and tracking will require vessel, skiff and Alvin work, potentially in unison. Sentry will be used for night operations.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1003152 Created By: David L. Valentine
Date Last Modified: 4/9/2010 6:59:00 PM Date Submitted: 8/6/2009 7:11:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2011 Ship/Facility: Atlantis
Optimum Start Date: 7/15/2011 Dates to Avoid: A summer cruise is requested as calm conditions are needed for tracking oil slicks. Also, the cruise will double as a student cruise and course through UCSB.
Earliest Start Date: 6/15/2011 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/14/2011 Other Ship(s): We request the use of Alvin or equivalent to enable effective and precise sea floor sampling of petroleum seep environments. We also request AUV Sentry, which we will use jointly with Alvin operations, to locate, map and image seep sites. The approach will mirror that from the SEEPS 09 cruise in which Sentry is used for night ops and Alvin for Day ops.

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
12 2 1 2 17
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:
A summer cruise in project year 2 is requested as calm conditions are needed for tracking oil slicks, which are easily disrupted in rougher seas typical of winter. Also, the cruise will double as a student cruise and course through UCSB, and summer is optimal to coordinate with student course commitments and PI teaching requirements. We need a vessel that can position acurately for seep research and serve as platform for Alvin or an ROV such as JASON. Alvin is preferred because the range of water depths (1000m to 65m) is not compatible with JASON. Coring and limited hydrocasts will also be performed. We plan night operations that involve tracking oil slicks and will work with ship operators on these requirements - for example, the use of skiffs at night near the stationary vessel. Twelve days of science should be sifficient for sampling the needed locations and tracking a sufficient number of oil slicks.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Santa Barbara
Description of Op Area: Santa Barbara Channel
Op Area Size/Dia.: 50
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
32.683333° N / 117.233333° W map
120 map
NP09 map
32.683333° N / 117.233333° W map
120 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
Other nearby ports OK

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: David L. Valentine, UCSB
# 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 Science party will include graduate students and postdocs from both participating institutions (UCSB and WHOI) as well as undergraduates involved in the Broader Impacts goals. Twenty four hour operations will require 2 technicians.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPUnselected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Selected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireUnselected 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
1 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 AUVSelected 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)
Selected 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.
Submarine (or ROV) support is needed for petroleum sampling in seep environments. AUV support is critical to identifying and mapping potential targets.

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