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  CCE-LTER II  -  2016  -  Oceanus  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Ecological Transitions in the California Current Ecosystem: CCE-LTER Phase II Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Mark D. Ohman, SIO Project Institution: SIO
Project ID: 102310 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 1/26/2010 9:32:00 PM Created By: Mark D. Ohman
Date Last Modified: 9/10/2015 7:41:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - 1026607 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: (1) Process cruises: Revelle-class vessel, in 2011, 2012, and 2014: Conduct Lagrangian, water-parcel tracking cruises to measure nutrient fluxes and plankton growth, grazing, predation, and sinking terms in different mesoscale features in the California Current System. Interdisciplinary team of biological, chemical, and physical oceanographers.
Each of these 3 cruises needs to be in the early summer/late spring period of strongest mesoscale gradients in the region. Each will be of 30 days duration.

(2) Augmented CalCOFI: New Horizon-class vessel, in each of 6 years (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016): 2 supplemental days added to 4 CalCOFI cruises per year for additional sampling of microbial, other plankton, and fish populations. Work to be scheduled and coordinated with CalCOFI cruises.

(3) Mooring servicing: New Horizon-class vessel, in each of 6 years (2011-2016): 4 days per year for servicing CCE interdisciplinary biogeochemical moorings.
Summary of Facility Requirements: (1) Process cruises (Revelle class vessel): Seasoar, Pinkel Doppler sonar, double 1 m2 MOCNESS with 202-µm nets and full sensors, fully configured CTD rosette, isotope vans, trace metal clean van. Other special equipment to be determined. High speed internet and berthing for minimum of 34 scientists required for each Revelle cruise. Science party will supply satellite-tracked drift arrays and autonomous sampling devices.

(2) Augmented CalCOFI (New Horizon class vessel): regular over-the-side sampling and laboratory processing equipment and vans. Oozeki fish trawl (or equivalent) will be provided by science party.

(3) Mooring servicing (New Horizon class vessel): standard A-frame, winches, navigation, echosounder, CTD rosette.
Summary of other requirements and comments: For process cruises on R/V Revelle, reliable High Seas Net internet service will be required on all ship headings to ensure uninterrupted tracking of over-the-side drift arrays and autonomous vehicles.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1003501 Created By: Mark D. Ohman
Date Last Modified: 9/10/2015 7:22:00 PM Date Submitted: 1/26/2010 9:32:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2016 Ship/Facility: Oceanus
Optimum Start Date: 4/1/2016 Dates to Avoid: Turnaround for CCE2 mooring located off Pt. Conception. Needs to be in April time period because moorings are designed to be deployed only for 1 year at a time.
Earliest Start Date: 4/1/2016 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 4/30/2016 Other Ship(s): N/A

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
4 1 1 5 11
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:
Exact dates tbd; depends on mooring servicing schedule.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Pt. Conception
Description of Op Area: CCE2 mooring is 35 km SW of Pt. Conception
Op Area Size/Dia.: 1 nm.
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
34.31° N / 120.8033° W map
121 map
NP09 map
34.31° N / 120.8033° 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, , None, San Diego, CA, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
We strongly prefer loading/offloading large, bulky mooring buoy, railroad wheels, etc. in San Diego.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Mark D. Ohman, SIO
# in Science Party 9 # 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 Mooring recovery and deployment team will require the assistance of a Restech.
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.

The R/V New Horizon or Oceanus is the minimum vessel suitable for these mooring operations because of the sea conditions in the Pt. Conception region.

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
Selected Mooring SpoolerSelected Portable WinchUnselected Turn Table 
Explain Major Ancillary Facilities
Requirements and list description
and provider for "other" systems.
Exact winch needs and winch arrangement tbd.

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