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  Training Cruise  -  2011  -  Wecoma  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Training Chief Scientists for the Ocean Research of Tomorrow Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Clare E. Reimers, OS Project Institution: OSU_COAS
Project ID: 102753 Version #: 3
Date Submitted: 1/6/2011 7:09:00 PM Created By: Clare E. Reimers
Date Last Modified: 2/24/2011 10:52:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/IPS - 1125396 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Multi-disciplinary cruises will be run in 2011 to teach groups of young scientists how to effectively plan for, acquire, utilize and report on time at sea for research and educational outreach. The cruise tracks and field work will depend on science objectives proposed by the participants who will apply to the training program 3-6 months prior to a cruise.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Intermediate General Purpose Research Vessel
Summary of other requirements and comments: A least 2 marine technicians per cruise and possibly a coring technician.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1004241 Created By: Clare E. Reimers
Date Last Modified: 1/14/2011 8:20:00 PM Date Submitted: 1/6/2011 7:09:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2011 Ship/Facility: Wecoma
Optimum Start Date: 7/14/2011 Dates to Avoid: August 12-23, 2011 conference
October 1-10, 2011 other cruise
Earliest Start Date: 7/7/2011 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 7/21/2011 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
14 4 2 0 20
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
Yes Interval: 2 months # of Cruises: 2

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: There is no strict time interval requirement. The goal is to run two separate 7-day training cruises with different groups of students and different work plans.
Scheduling needs to be late enough in the year to allow an announcement and application process for the cruises to occur.
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Each cruise needs to be long enough for all students to complete individual projects and be introduced to a variety of ship capabilities and situations. C. Reimers' familiarity with Wecoma and access to HMSC facilities will simplify the organization of the training workshop and cruise experience.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Description of Op Area: Waters off Grays Harbor WA to Florence OR out 60nm
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
44.7° N / 124.2° W map
157 map
NP09 map
44.7° N / 124.2° W map
157 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
Newport, OR, USA None Newport, OR, USA
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: Clare E. Reimers, OS
# in Science Party 18 # of different science teams 3 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements The science party will have 3 teams determined by discipline and sampling needs. Two marine technicians are needed to oversee 24-hr operations and possibly a coring technician.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected 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 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.

Refrigerated van required

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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