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  Pteropods & CO2  -  2012  -  New Horizon  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Horizontal and Vertical Distribution of Thecosome Pteropods in Relation to Carbonate Chemistry in the Northwest Atlantic and Northeast Pacific Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Gareth Lawson, WHOI Project Institution: WHOI
Project ID: 102477 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 5/19/2010 11:52:00 AM Created By: Gareth Lawson
Date Last Modified: 8/6/2010 9:55:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - 1041068 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: The objective of this work is to quantify the distribution, abundance, species composition, shell condition, and vertical migratory behavior of oceanic thecosome pteropods in the northwest Atlantic and northeast Pacific, in relation to concurrent measurements of carbonate chemistry. Two cruises will be conducted, to the northwest Atlantic in August 2011 and to the northeast Pacific in August 2012. A combination of underway data collection and station activities will be conducted with 5 instrument packages:
(1) A 1-m2 MOCNESS plankton net system
(2) A profiling Video Plankton Recorder / CTD package, including bottles for water sampling.
(3) A deep (500m) towed broadband acoustic scattering system
(4) A hull-mounted narrowband multi-frequency acoustic scattering system
(5) An underway multi-parameter inorganic carbon analyzer
Summary of Facility Requirements: Intermediate class vessels are requested, to provide the space and capabilities to deploy all of our various instrument platforms. Required facilities include:
(1) A winch with ca. 1000m of 0.5" or 0.68" conducting cable capable of high bandwidth data transfer (ie coax) for deploying the broadband acoustic system
(2) A winch with 0.322" cable for MOCNESS deployment to a maximum depth of 1000m and VPR/CTD deployment to a maximum depth of 3000m.
(3) Space for a 20" science van
(4) Instrument wells for temporary hull-mounting of 4 acoustic transducers (with diameters of 15" or less).
(5) Use of the WHOI-based profiling autoVPR system
(6) Access to distilled and seawater, and a fume hood.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1003778 Created By: Gareth Lawson
Date Last Modified: 5/19/2010 11:52:00 AM Date Submitted: 5/19/2010 11:52:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2012 Ship/Facility: New Horizon
Optimum Start Date: 8/1/2012 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 7/15/2012 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/15/2012 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
16 1 1 9 27
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:
NE Pacific
Description of Op Area: A survey transect running north from 35N along 135W until 41N, and then northwest to 50N,150W.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 1190 nm
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
35° N / 135° W map
122 map
NP09 map
50° N / 150° W map
196 map
NP06 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 Newport, OR, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
San Diego and Newport OR are reasonably close to the start and end points of the survey transect. The transect could be run from north to south though, and other start/end ports would be acceptable.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Gareth Lawson, WHOI
# 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 A science party size of 9 has been budgeted, but as feasible we will recruit additional volunteers. An operator-provided technician is requested to provide support for CTD and MOCNESS operations.
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
1 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

The science party will bring a 20" container modified as a control van for science operations. The list of requirements in terms of cables, winches, and space is described above.

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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