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  LatMix  -  2011  -  Oceanus  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Scalable Lateral Mixing and Coherent Turbulence DRI (ONR)

Collaborative Research: LIDAR Studies of Lateral Dispersion in the
Seasonal Pycnocline (NSF)

(Note that both NSF and ONR will be involved in funding ship time for this experiment)
Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: James R. Ledwell, WHOI Project Institution: WHOI
Project ID: 102264 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 12/16/2009 11:58:00 AM Created By: James R. Ledwell
Date Last Modified: 12/16/2009 11:58:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NAVY/ONR - N00014-09-1-0175 - Funded
NSF/OCE/EDU - OCE-0751653 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Studies of lateral mixing in the upper ocean with dye releases, profiling floats, AUV, Gliders, drifters, towed sensor systems, and moving vessel profilers. Dye and drifters will be released and followed for 1 to 5 days as they disperse. The other systems will be used to survey the dye, currents and hydrography in the regions of the patches. Experiments will be coordinated with an airborne LIDAR dye sensing system operated by NAVAIR.
Summary of Facility Requirements: 3 ships are requested for a 21-day period, May-June 2011, 2 intermediate and 1 regional class. GPS, Shipboard ADCP, CTD winch and wire are required on all ships. Especially important are Internet capability for ship to shore communications. Also essential are smooth ship to ship, and ship to aircraft communication. Irridium will be used - conference calls will be held. Small boat operations must be practical for all of the ships to service profiling floats, AUV, and gliders if necesary.
Summary of other requirements and comments: 5 of the instrument systems planned for the experiment have their own winches. There will be one or two winches on each ship. The three ships must be scheduled together.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1003423 Created By: James R. Ledwell
Date Last Modified: 12/16/2009 11:58:00 AM Date Submitted: 12/16/2009 11:58:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2011 Ship/Facility: Oceanus
Optimum Start Date: 5/20/2011 Dates to Avoid: Aircraft schedule requires that we finish by 21 June. Seasonality of the mixed layer depth requires that we start before 6 May.
Earliest Start Date: 5/6/2011 Multi-Ship Op: Yes
Latest Start Date: 6/1/2011 Other Ship(s): R/V Oceanus
R/V Endeavor
R/V Cape Hatteras
One ship is for releasing and following the dye
Another is for medium-scale surveys and servicing floats
The third is for larger-scale surveys around the area.

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
21 3 1 0 25
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:
Ships are chosen for capability to be off shore in May and to carry the people and equipment needed to perform the experiments.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Off Outer Banks
Description of Op Area: Within 300 nautical miles of the Outer Banks of North Carolina (Cape Hatteras), on the seaward side of the Gulf Stream.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 300 miles
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
34° N / 74° W map
116 map
NA06 map
34° N / 74° W map
116 map
NA06 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
Beaufort, NC, USA 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: James R. Ledwell, WHOI
# in Science Party 32 # of different science teams 10 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements Numbers are approximate. We will nearly fill each ship. There will be modeling and analysis groups as well as deployment and survey groups. We need at least one ship's technician on each ship, expert in communications, ADCP, and CTD systems.
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 workSelected 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.

We need continuous internet connection on each ship for coordination of the experiment through communication with an information center on shore. We also need capability of real time conferencing between ships and the shore lab.

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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