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  BLTX  -  2015  -  Oceanus  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Observation and modeling of bottom boundary layer turbulence in stratified shallow water Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Joe Calantoni, NRL_SSC Project Institution: NRL_SSC
Project ID: 104413 Version #: 3
Date Submitted: 6/13/2014 1:32:00 PM Created By: Joe Calantoni
Date Last Modified: 10/20/2014 12:43:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NAVY/NRL - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: We will quantify the influence of turbulence generated at the seafloor boundary layer on vertical mixing and stratification in shallow water outside the surf zone.

This work will be performed over two years. During the first year we will perform a pilot experiment to characterize the field site and take baseline measurements. The pilot deployment cruise will deploy two quadpods (large instrumented frame) and 9 ADCP moorings while performing bathymetric surveying and making CTD casts. The instruments need to be recovered during a retrieval cruise 4-10 weeks later.

In the second year, we will also perform a pair of cruises one for deployment and one for retrieval at the field site. We will deploy a cross-shore array (no deeper than 50 m) consisting of two quadpods and and a third smaller mooring. The instruments will remain in the water for 4-6 weeks before recovery. We will perform bathymetric surveying and CTD casts of the field site during both the deployment and recovery cruises. All work is planned to be performed in shallow water offshore of Pt. Sal.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will need CTD/rosette, ADCP, bathymetric system, and sufficient deck space to stage and deploy/retrieve large quadpod (3 m square base and 2.3 m height) through the A-frame. We will supply our own line for deployment to use with ship wench. Ship crane for loading. We want to perform bathymetric surveying with ship system and hopefully our own multi beam system - need to discuss options for mounting.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1007043 Created By: Joe Calantoni
Date Last Modified: 10/20/2014 12:43:00 AM Date Submitted: 6/13/2014 1:32:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2015 Ship/Facility: Oceanus
Optimum Start Date: 6/8/2015 Dates to Avoid: Project includes a deployment and retrieval - two separate cruises that need to have a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 10 weeks between them. Starting no sooner than the beginning of June (or late May) and ending no later than mid-August 2015.
Earliest Start Date: 6/1/2015 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 7/15/2015 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
4 0 0 2 6
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
Yes Interval: 4-10 weeks # of Cruises: 1

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: Project includes a deployment and retrieval - two separate cruises that need to have a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 10 weeks between them. Starting no sooner than the beginning of June (or late May) and ending no later than mid-August 2015.
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:
Pt. Sal
Description of Op Area: Shallow water out to about 5 km offshore of Pt. Sal.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 5
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
34.902° N / 120.67° W map
121 map
NP09 map
34.902° N / 120.67° W map
121 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
San Francisco, CA, USA None None
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Discussed with Stewart. We are flexible with regards to ports. Whatever will minimize the transit time to the Op Area.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Joe Calantoni, NRL_SSC
# in Science Party 10 # of different science teams 2 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements Need ship technician to run CTD/rosette. Science team includes chief, co-chief, 2 technicians from NRL, and a scientist and technician from NPS plus students.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningSelected ADCPSelected 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.

Would like to deploy our own multibeam. Technicians will call to discuss options.

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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