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  Fate of Natural Gas  -  2013  -  Atlantis  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Development and Application of a Radiotracer Rate Method for Ethane and Propane Consumption Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: David L. Valentine, UCSB Project Institution: UCSB
Project ID: 103014 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 7/29/2011 7:33:00 PM Created By: David L. Valentine
Date Last Modified: 3/16/2012 2:56:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/CO - 1155855 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: We propose to conduct field work off the coast of Southern California, to quantify the distribution and rate of ethane and propane oxidation in marine water.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We require an oceanographic research vessel equipped with CTD rosette and ~23 niskin bottles. We also require a radiation van for use of a tritium-based radiotracer, and laboratory facilities where gas chromatographs can be installed for the duration of the cruise.
Summary of other requirements and comments: The work proposed here could be readily integrated with the SEEPS 13 cruise funded through the Dimension of Biodiversity (DoB) program. We therefore request 7 additional day of ship time for the SEEPS 13 cruise to conduct the work proposed here. This value added arrangement will benefit BOTH projects. This project will be able to conduct wire line operations at night time, and will be able to use the extra time needed for for offshore trash dumps and water making days. The DoB project will benefit from extra days of operations, as the in-situ incubations proposed can be run for a longer time, to allow a higher degree of isotope label incorporation. Valentine is the PI on both projects, allowing for seamless integration of operations.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Collaborative Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1004700 Created By: David L. Valentine
Date Last Modified: 3/16/2012 2:56:00 PM Date Submitted: 7/29/2011 7:33:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2013 Ship/Facility: Atlantis
Optimum Start Date: 7/15/2013 Dates to Avoid: Please coordinate with the Valentine SEEPS 13 cruise.
Earliest Start Date:   Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date:   Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
7 0 0 0 7
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:
We request 7 days of ship time added to the SEEPS 13 cruise funded through the Dimensions of Biodiversity program. The same PI is leading both projects. This situation is value added as this award will use the wire time at night over the course of the cruise, allowing for the experiments to be run during the daytime hours at different locations. At-least 14 days are needed at sea to conduct the temporal and spatial studies proposed here, which is readily accommodated by the summed duration of the two projects. This sharing will further reduce mob and demob time, will allow for the trash days and water making days to be used for offshore sampling, and will allow for a longer in-situ incubations for the DoB project - improving the chance of success for that research.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Southern CA
Description of Op Area: Southern California Borderland Basion
Op Area Size/Dia.: 50 nm Dia
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
33.75° N / 118.95° W map
120 map
NP09 map
33.75° N / 118.95° W map
120 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
None None None
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
San Francisco to San Diego or San Diego to San Diego

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: David L. Valentine, UCSB
# in Science Party 22 # 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 Science party to include students from UCSB taking a field studies class with the PI.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPSelected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Unselected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireUnselected Stern A-frameUnselected Fiber Optic (.681)Unselected 0.680 Coax Wire
Unselected SCUBA DivingSelected 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.

We plan to use tritiated gases to quantify the oxidation rates of ethane and propane in ocean water, using a similar approach as we have done previously with methane.

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 AUVSelected 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.
CTD with 24 place rosette.
Based on recent results from Sentry (cruise completed in October, 2011), we request the use of Sentry again for this cruise. Sentry's multibeam and mass spectrometer will be used to identify sources of ethane and propane to the water column, which will guide sampling activities.

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