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  ArcticMix  -  2015  -  Sikuliaq  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Observing turbulent fluxes in the upper Arctic Ocean Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Jennifer A. MacKinnon, SIO Project Institution: SIO
Project ID: 103643 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 10/16/2012 12:52:00 AM Created By: Jennifer A. MacKinnon
Date Last Modified: 7/15/2013 4:58:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OPP/ARC - 1303791 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: A mooring will be deployed in the Beaufort Sea near 146W, 74N at the beginning of the cruise and picked up at the end. After deploying the mooring we will be doing a combination of to-yo sections with the SWIMS towed body at approximately 5 kts and time series at fixed locations with a tethered microstructure profiler.
Summary of Facility Requirements: For the mooring deployment we request a "TSE mooring winch".
Summary of other requirements and comments: We are requesting a late summer / early fall cruise to sample times of energetic winds but wish to be there before the seasonal winter ice arrives. Most of our planned work will be in open water but we would like to go into the first year ice/slush to the extent the ship is comfortable. Thus we request an ice reinforced ship such as the R/V Sikuliaq or equivalent.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1005777 Created By: Jennifer A. MacKinnon
Date Last Modified: 10/16/2012 12:52:00 AM Date Submitted: 10/16/2012 12:52:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2015 Ship/Facility: Sikuliaq
Optimum Start Date: 9/1/2015 Dates to Avoid: We are trying to study wind effects on open water in the Beaufort Gyre. Thus we are looking for the "sweet spot" in late summer / early autumn after it begins to get windy but before it freezes over.
Earliest Start Date: 8/1/2015 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/15/2015 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
26 3 2 5 36
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:
Beaufort Gyre
Description of Op Area: We are interested in making measurements in the Beaufort Gyre region of the Canada Basin between the continental slope and the summer ice minimum, roughly near 76N.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 240nm
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
72° N / 160° W map
269 map
AR06 map
72° N / 160° W map
269 map
AR06 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
Nome, AK, USA None Nome, AK, 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: Jennifer A. MacKinnon, SIO
# in Science Party 15 # 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 We request one res-tech and one computer tech to assist with shipboard operations. We will bring additional technicians familiar with our instrument operations.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected 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.

We would like to go into first year ice/slush and thus request an ice reinforced ship like the R/V Sikuliaq.

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)Selected 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.
We request either SeaSoar or Triaxus as a backup to our SWIMS towed body.

3-phase 440 VAC will be needed to operate the SWIMS winch and a wire spooler for mooring operations. Our spooler is 3-phase 208-240V AC w/30 A circuit. The ship should have equipment/capabilities needed to deploy/recovery moorings with ~3000 lb anchors (A-frame, TSE winch, capstains, air-tuggers, trawl winch).

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