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  CalCOFI  -  2011  -  New Horizon  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Winter CalCOFI Survey, Fisheries Resources Division Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Roger Hewitt, SWFSC Project Institution: SWFSC
Project ID: 102719 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 11/1/2010 2:08:00 PM Created By: David Griffith
Date Last Modified: 11/1/2010 2:08:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NOAA/NMFS - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: 1. Each standard CalCOFI station will include the following:

a. A CTD/Rosette consisting of 24 10-liter
hydrographic bottles will be lowered to 500 meters
(depth permitting) to measure physical parameters
and collect water at discrete depths for analysis
of: oxygen concentration, salinity, nutrients,
chlorophylls and phytoplankton. On stations 90.0 90.0 and
80.0 90.0, the CTD/Rosette will be lowered to 3500 meters.
On line 66.7, the CTD/Rosette will be lowered to 1000 meters.

b. A CalBOBL (CalCOFI Bongo) standard oblique plankton tow
with 300 meters of wire out, depth permitting, using paired
505 µm mesh nets with 71 cm diameter openings. The technical
requirements for this tow are: Descent rate of 50 meters per
minute, ascent rate of 20 meters per minute. All tows with
ascending wire angles lower than 38° or higher than 51° in the
final 100 meters of wire will be repeated. Additionally, a
45° wire angle should be closely maintained during the ascent
and descent of the net frame.

c. A Manta net (surface) tow, using a 505 µm mesh net on a
frame with a mouth area of 0.1333 m².

d. Weather observations.

e. A Pairovet (vertical) plankton tow will be taken at all
stations inshore of, and including station 70. The Pairovet
net will be fished from 70 meters to the surface (depth
permitting) using paired 25 cm diameter 150 µm mesh nets.
The technical requirements for Pairovet tows are: Descent
rate of 70 meters per minute, ascent rate of 70 meters per
minute. All tows with wire angles exceeding 15° during the
ascent will be repeated.

f. A PRPOOS(Planktonic Rate Processes in Oligotrophic Ocean
Systems) net tow will be taken at all stations on line 90.0
and 80.0 as well as stations out to and including station
70.0 on lines 86.7 and 83.3. These stations are occupied as
part of the LTER(Long Term Ecological Reserve) project. The
mesh of the PRPOOS net is 202 µm and the tow is a vertical
cast up from 210 meters.

g. At about 1100 hours on each day of the cruise a primary
productivity CTD cast consisting of six 10-liter hydrographic
bottles will be carried out. The cast arrangement will be
determined by a Secchi disc observation. The purpose of the
cast is to collect water from 6 discrete depths for daily in
situ productivity experiments. Measurements of extracted
chlorophyll and phaeophytin will be obtained with a
fluorometer. Primary production to be measured as C14 uptake
in a 6 hour in situ incubation. Nutrients will be measured
with an auto-analyzer. All radioisotope work areas will be
given a wipe test before the departure of the SIO technical

h. A light meter(secchi) will be used to measure the light
intensity in the euphotic zone once a day with the primary
productivity cast.

i. A MOHT(Oozeki) pelagic trawl will be deployed on
approximately 20 night time CalCOFI stations within the
standard CalCOFI grid(lines 76.7 to 93.3). This will
encompass both adaptive and non-adaptive sampling in
conjunction with the EK-60. The Oozeki is a fixed-frame
trawl with a 5.5 m² mouth opening that can be towed at speeds
up to 4-5 knots. It is designed to capture a variety of
organisms including krill, late larval and juvenile fishes,
and micronekton. The Oozeki data will be used to groundtruth
the EK-60 acoustic data as well as collect samples of
juvenile fishes for the study of sardine recruitment

j. During transit between stations, a bird observer and
three mammal observers will be recording location and species
of various sea birds and marine mammals.

k. During transit between most daylight stations, an
acoustic hydrophone array will be towed off the stern with a
cable/winch to record sounds from marine mammals. Upon
approaching a station, a sonobuoy will be deployed one
nautical mile prior to stopping for station work.

l. During the grid occupation, the CUFES pump will run
continuously between stations to sample pelagic fish eggs.
The CUFES pump/pipe will be hull mounted to draw water from a
depth of three meters into a scientific laboratory van on the
main deck, port side.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Supplied by R/V New Horizon:

Hydro winch with ¼" cable for standard Bongo, Pairovet and Manta

Oceanographic winch w/.322" conductive cable

J-frame w/blocks to accommodate .322" conductive cable and
¼” mechanical cable

Constant temperature in main lab set at 22°C ±1°C (71.5°F ±2°F)

Winch monitoring system

12 kHz Knudsen precision depth recorder

Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler

Traction winch with mechanical cable fed out through stern A frame for Oozeki trawl

Simrad EK 60 scientific sounder w/multiple frequencies
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1004191 Created By: David Griffith
Date Last Modified: 11/1/2010 2:08:00 PM Date Submitted: 11/1/2010 2:08:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2011 Ship/Facility: New Horizon
Optimum Start Date: 1/12/2011 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 1/12/2011 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 1/12/2011 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
23 0 0 2 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:
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
CalCOFI grid
Description of Op Area: CalCOFI grid from Mexican border to San Francisco
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
NP09 map
NP09 map
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 Port San Luis, CA, USA San Diego, CA, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Personnel exchange will take place in Port San Luis on or around January 27, 2011.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: David Griffith, NOAA-NMFS
# 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 Due to the size of the scientific party, an operator provided technician will not be requested
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
3 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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