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  Polarimetric lidar  -  2012  -  F. G. Walton Smith  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Polarimetric lidar and hyperspectral imaging of the coastal ocean environment Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Alan D. Weidemann, NRL_SSC Project Institution: NRL_SSC
Project ID: 102959 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 6/9/2011 9:22:00 AM Created By: Alan D. Weidemann
Date Last Modified: 8/24/2011 2:07:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NAVY/NRL - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Field work will consist of yearly cruises that combine shipboard lidar sensing with airborne overflights with a hyperspectral imaging system. Both of these sensors will be capable of measuring polarization state of the water. The cruises will be in various environments such that the utility of using polarized imagery and lidar can be evaluated for retrieval of underwater properties such as particle types, layer formation, bottom composition, and whether material is man-made or natural.
Summary of Facility Requirements:  
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1004592 Created By: Alan D. Weidemann
Date Last Modified: 6/9/2011 9:22:00 AM Date Submitted: 6/9/2011 9:22:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2012 Ship/Facility: F. G. Walton Smith
Optimum Start Date: 9/7/2012 Dates to Avoid: none
Earliest Start Date: 9/4/2012 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/17/2012 Other Ship(s): While not multi-ship there will be coordination with aircraft overflights.

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
5 1 1 1 8
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:
The F.G. Walton Smith has been requested since the test will include a shipboard lidar operations. The Walton Smith with the moon pool and the catamaran style makes operations off the bow of ship possible with the lidar. This is extremely important since ship configuration and stability will be required for lidar operational use.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Description of Op Area: Several optical stations will be done on a line from 25.0 N 81.25W to about 25.5 N and 83.4 W. The operations will consist of towing a scanfish and having lidar on with speed of about 4 knots.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 150 NM total length
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
25° N / 81.25° W map
81 map
NA09 map
25.5° N / 83.4° W map
81 map
NA09 map
  Show Degrees Minutes    
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
Miami, FL, USA None Miami, FL, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
The Walton Smith operates out of Florida and it would be easiest to load and disembark from Miami since a lidar will be utilized. The operational area will be just west of Miami but on the Gulf of Mexico side of Florida.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Alan D. Weidemann, NRL_SSC
# in Science Party 10 # 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 While I have my own technician I request a winch operator be available as well.
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
0 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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