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  Metabolic Index  -  2016  -  Oceanus  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: A metabolic index to predict the consequences of climate change for midwater ecosyste Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Brad A. Seibel, USF_Tampa Project Institution: URI-Kingston
Project ID: 104527 Version #: 5
Date Submitted: 8/11/2014 10:58:00 AM Created By: Brad A. Seibel
Date Last Modified: 3/4/2016 5:38:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - 1459243 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Characterization of the temperature, oxygen and zooplankton assemblage in the Eastern North Pacific. Shipboard measurement of critical oxygen partial pressures for diverse zooplankton. We will use MOCNESS and Tucker Trawls as well as bluewater SCUBA to collect specimens. CTD, Imaging systems and a "wire flyer" will be deployed to characterize environmental parameters.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We require a mid-class research vessel (e.g. New Horizon). We request a 2 m MOCNESS system with oxygen sensor. The MOCNESS, CTD, imaging system and Wire Flyer require 0.32 conducting cable while the Tucker Trawl requires 0.68 conducting cable. We will SCUBA dive from a small boat (e.g. zodiac) deployed from the ship.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1007246 Created By: Brad A. Seibel
Date Last Modified: 10/15/2015 12:40:00 PM Date Submitted: 8/11/2014 10:58:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2016 Ship/Facility: Oceanus
Optimum Start Date: 6/1/2016 Dates to Avoid: none
Earliest Start Date: 6/1/2016 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/1/2016 Other Ship(s): none

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
21 2 2 4 29
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval: 6 months # of Cruises: 2

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: We are testing seasonal influences on environmental parameters, organismal distributions and physiology. We are aiming for June 2016 and January 2017.
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
The Oceanus is (almost) large enough to support our manpower requirements and the equipment used. It also deploys near our study location. We have agreed to use the Oceanus in June 2015 but have requested a larger ship (Sally Ride) for January 2017.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Eastern Pacific
Description of Op Area: more than 300 miles off the coast of Baja Mexico (international waters, Pacific side) running a transect from 28N 119W to 22N 113W. We propose to be international waters.
Op Area Size/Dia.: transect
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
28° N / 135° W map
86 map
NP12 map
22° N / 120° W map
85 map
NP12 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.)
none required. We have estimated that our proposed transect is in international waters but can't verify the location of Mexican islands. The main goal is to run a transect through a range of oxygen values. The distance from shore is less important except to minimize transit time.
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
San Diego, CA, USA None, , None, San Diego, CA, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
San Diego is the closest port to our proposed beginning station.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Brad A. Seibel, USF_Tampa
# in Science Party 13 # 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 require a research technician familiar with MOCNESS operations
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningSelected ADCPUnselected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Unselected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireUnselected Stern A-frameSelected Fiber Optic (.681)Unselected 0.680 Coax Wire
Selected SCUBA DivingUnselected Radioisotope use - briefly describeUnselected NO Radioisotope use/Natural level workSelected 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 require a 2 m MOCNESS system with oxygen sensor (SBE43 or similar). We will deploy MOCNESS and Tucker Trawls requiring 2 different wires (0.32 and 0.68 respectively). We will also deploy an imaging system and "wire flyer" that utilize the 0.32 cable. We are in discussions with the winch pool to obtain a second winch. We may bring a dive van for filling bottles and gas mixes. This is not required if a suitable compressor can be provided.

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 SpoolerSelected Portable WinchUnselected Turn Table 
Explain Major Ancillary Facilities
Requirements and list description
and provider for "other" systems.
We require 0.32 and 0.68 wires for trawling operations. We are in discussions with winch pool folks to obtain a second winch.

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