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  Under-ice blooms  -  2014  -  USCGC Healy  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Contrasting under-ice and open-water phytoplankton blooms in the Chukchi Sea Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Kevin Arrigo, Stanford Project Institution: Stanford
Project ID: 103635 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 10/10/2012 6:18:00 PM Created By: Matthew M. Mills
Date Last Modified: 8/22/2013 10:19:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OPP/ARC - 1304563 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: We are proposing to work in the Chukchi Sea (Western Arctic) comparing under-ice and open-water phytoplankton blooms. The work will consist of mooring deployments on the Chukchi shelf in the summer of 2013 (aboard an already funded cruise of Dr. R. Pickart's, WHOI) and one 70 day cruise (2 legs of 35 days each) during the spring/summer 2014. The first leg will start April 25, 2014 and the second leg will begin approximately June 2nd 2014. We will spend much of the time in the ice and will require the use of the US Coast Guard Ice Breaker Healy. We will conduct standard oceanographic water column profiles both in open water and in the ice, as well as ice stations and drift experiments while the ship is within ice. For both the ice stations and the drift experiments within the ice we will need access to the ice for on-ice measurements.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will require the ship's standard CTD/ADCP/Rosette and niskin bottle (12 x 30L) package. Full use of the lab spaces will be made, including the temperature controlled rooms. We will need -80°C, -20°C freezer space. Additionally we will need a radioisotope container on deck for 14C primary productivity work. We will also conduct on-deck incubations. Lastly we will use the underway seawater system for multiple instruments. We will need access to the suite of the Healy's underway atmospheric and oceanographic data.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1005760 Created By: Matthew M. Mills
Date Last Modified: 10/10/2012 6:18:00 PM Date Submitted: 10/10/2012 6:18:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2014 Ship/Facility: USCGC Healy
Optimum Start Date: 4/25/2014 Dates to Avoid: Our work is dependent on both ice and light being present in the Chukchi Sea at the same time. We need to catch the full evolution of ice melting and phytoplankton growth blooming. We therefore have a strict start requirement as the timing of these events is not too variable between years.
Earliest Start Date: 4/22/2014 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 4/30/2014 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
70 3 1 12 86
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 require the USCG Healy because the work will be in the iced over Chukchi Sea.

Our work is dependent on both ice and light being present in the Chukchi Sea at the same time. We need to catch the full evolution of ice melting and phytoplankton growth blooming. We therefore have a strict start requirement as the timing of these events is not too variable between years.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Chukchi Sea
Description of Op Area: We will work in the Chukchi Sea between the Bering Strait and the shelf break to the North, and between the coast of Alaska and the date line.
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
55.098° N / 163.668° W map
197 map
NP05 map
57.045° N / 157.066° 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
Dutch Harbor, AK, USA Barrow, AK, USA Seward, AK, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
This request is for a 70 day cruise split into 2 x 35 day legs. We request a crew change at 35 days and suggest this be done by helicopter in Barrow, Alaska if possible. We recognize this may not be possible and are amenable to either Nome or Dutch Harbor, Alaska if Barrow can not be accommodated. We have previously started and ended cruises in Dutch Harbor and Seward, AK respectively.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Kevin Arrigo, Stanford
# in Science Party 26 # 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 We will bring approximately 20 scientists to the ship. We request the services of 4 marine science techs, 1 electrical/computer tech (e.g. Steve Roberts), and a tech that fills the role Scott Hiller normally fills (general super tech for the Healy)
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
1 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

We will perform 14C primary productivity experiments aboard the cruise. The work will take place in a Rad Lab which is on deck. Additionally, bottles with 14C will be incubated on deck in incubators.

We also have need for the ship's 2 ADCPs.

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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