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  Warm Water Anomaly  -  2015  -  Robert Gordon Sproul  
  Project Information  
Project Title: The State of the California Current Ecosystem One Year After the Onset of A Warm Water Anomaly Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Catherine Nickels, SIO Project Institution: SIO
Project ID: 104646 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 12/2/2014 1:11:00 AM Created By: Catherine Nickels
Date Last Modified: 4/14/2015 9:28:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: INST/UCSD/SIO - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: We will investigate the ecosystem effects of a warm water event in the California Current one year after its onset. The work will take place at Nine Mile Bank, west of San Diego over four days in June or July. Two overnight transects crossing the bank will be composed of 6 CTD stations with bongo net tows between stations. MOCNESS tows will be done along the feature. A Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP) survey will be conducted. Otter trawls and manta tows will also take place in the area.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will need a MOCNESS and a CTD rosette.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1007435 Created By: Catherine Nickels
Date Last Modified: 4/14/2015 9:28:00 PM Date Submitted: 12/2/2014 1:11:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2015 Ship/Facility: Robert Gordon Sproul
Optimum Start Date: 6/15/2015 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 6/1/2015 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 7/28/2015 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
5 2 1 0 8
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 have requested ship days through the UC Ship Funds program, which only supports the Sproul in 2015. We request a June or July cruise to coincide with the seasonal presence of blue whales in the study area and to fall approximately one year after a previous cruise. We will need two mob days for setup of a pole mounted EK60 and a moving vessel profiler.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Nine Mile Bank
Description of Op Area: We will operate around Nine Mile Bank (the Coronado Escarpment) offshore of San Diego.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 20nm
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
32° N / 117° W map
120 map
NP09 map
32° N / 117° W map
120 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 Diego, CA, USA None San Diego, CA, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
We plan to sail from and return to the Sproul's home port in San Diego. The study area is close to San Diego.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Catherine Nickels, SIO
# in Science Party 12 # 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 will bring 10 scientists conducting their own research and helping handle each other's equipment. As we plan on 24 hour operations, we will need two resident technicians.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningSelected 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 workSelected 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.

MOCNESS, CTD rosette

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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