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  Mercury in Fog  -  2014  -  Point Sur  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Investigations on the Cycling of Mercury from the Ocean to Fog and Deposition to Land in Coastal California Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Coale, MLML Project Institution: MLML
Project ID: 103810 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 2/12/2013 5:18:00 PM Created By: Kenneth Coale
Date Last Modified: 7/18/2013 9:01:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/CO - 1334252 - Funded
NSF/AGS - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: The field work would involve one two-week cruise in July-August of 2014 and another in July-August of 2015 off the coast of central and northern California from very nearshore to about 100 km offshore. The purpose of the cruises would be to sample fog water and correlate the concentrations of methylmercury in fog to oceanographic processes and features such as upwelling, pore waters, shelf sediments, microenvironments including marine snow and plankton. The sampling locations will be determined strategically and in collaboration with shore side sampling sites. Locations will also be determined during the cruise using data obtained through shipboard analyses and remotely through satellite altimetry. The sampling period is approximate and is meant to correspond to times of high fog likelihood along the California coast.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will require a regional Class Research Vessel, R/V Point Sur. We will need use of the multicorer, CTD, underway data acquisition system, internet connections and possible support of some dive operations.
Summary of other requirements and comments: We will need communications to shoreside facilities via internet and perhaps cell phone and VHF radio. Small Boat operations/dive operations.
Project amount above reflects only MLML portion. Total project cost is approximately $800k.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1006078 Created By: Kenneth Coale
Date Last Modified: 2/12/2013 5:18:00 PM Date Submitted: 2/12/2013 5:18:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2014 Ship/Facility: Point Sur
Optimum Start Date: 7/20/2014 Dates to Avoid: We will need to sample and collect fog water. The best time for this is from mid July to mid August in 2014 and again in 2015. Two weeks each year.
Earliest Start Date: 7/15/2014 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/7/2014 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
14 2 1 1 18
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: We will require one cruise in 2014 and another in 2015. Same time of year
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
The work will be mobilized from Moss Landing. Some time will be required to affix fog samplers to the ship. There is no travel in the budget so mobilization from Moss Landing is ideal. We will be sampling in Monterey Bay and may need to sample close to shore to ascertain the location of methylmercury production in fog. A regional class vessel is small enough to operate near shore and get access to harbors in northern California.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
central Calif.
Description of Op Area: Central and Northern California from the surfzone to about 100 km offshore. From about Pt. Sur north to Eureka.
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
35.75° N / 121.5° W map
121 map
NP09 map
45° N / 125° 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
Moss Landing, CA, USA Crescent City, CA, USA None
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: Kenneth Coale, MLML
# in Science Party 12 # 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 need a marine technician to assist in the operation of the CTD, UDAS and Multicorer
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
Selected SCUBA DivingUnselected Radioisotope use - briefly describeSelected 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.

Possible diving operations

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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