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  C-SNOW-CAL  -  2016  -  Oceanus  
  Project Information  
Project Title: C-SNOW, Carbon Sedimentation iN the Ocean Watercolumn. Calibration Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: James K. Bishop, UC_Berkeley Project Institution: UC_Berkeley
Project ID: 104719 Version #: 12
Date Submitted: 2/5/2015 6:39:00 PM Created By: James K. Bishop
Date Last Modified: 7/31/2015 9:41:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/OTIC - 1538686 - Funded
NSF/OCE/CO - 1538686 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: We will be deploying Carbon Flux Explorers (modified SOLO-2 floats with Optical Sedimentation Recorders). We will also deploy two surface tethered sediment trap arrays and McClane pumps. In addition we will deploy CTD/rosette system with particle sensitive optics. Aim: (1) to Calibrate CFE imagery in terms of POC and PIC fluxes; (2) to investigate observed 20 fold biases in estimates of coastal sedimentation. (3) to relate remotely sensed biomass indicators to subsurface sedimentation. Locations will include Santa Catalina Basin, Santa Cruz Basin (1970 m). a Transect from Santa Cruz Basin 500 km offshore of California. As well at the Hawaiian Ocean Timeseries (HOT).
Summary of Facility Requirements: We need shore internet access (without volume restriction) for satellite data access, and Control/Recovery operations for Carbon Flux Explorers. We need a small boat for recovery ops - if necessary. We will launch and recover a surface tethered twin OSR package designed to operate at 250 m. Ancillary data will be colected using optical sensors deployed using a SBE-911 CTD/24 bottle rosette (we may use only 12 10L bottles). Need 60m/min winch lowering/recovery speed and at least 4000 m depth capability. Need precise control of winch speed. CTD should have capability to read digital sensors and be able to power and read as many as 8 sensor channels (including O2 and Fluorescence). ADCP, MET data, Along track T, S, transmissiometer and fluorescence required. McLane pumps use a coated vectran cable and are deployed from the Ships hydroboom - utilizinng a hydrowinch. Not to interfere or require wire swapping with the CTD/Rosette package.
Summary of other requirements and comments: We also will bring along as many as 6 UC Berkeley/Santa Cruz undergraduates as part of the science party to help with the workload.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1007531 Created By: James K. Bishop
Date Last Modified: 7/29/2015 10:31:00 AM Date Submitted: 2/5/2015 6:39:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2016 Ship/Facility: Oceanus
Optimum Start Date: 8/12/2016 Dates to Avoid: Optimum with regards to student participation.
Earliest Start Date: 8/3/2016 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/10/2016 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
8 2 0 2 12
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:
Description of Op Area: San Clemente Basin; Santa Cruz Basin; Santa Barbara Basin, Monterey Bay, Offshore waters.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 10
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
33.75° N / 119.5° W map
120 map
NP09 map
33.75° N / 119.5° 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

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: James K. Bishop, UC_Berkeley
# 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 Team size has been appropriate in order to maintain a schedule of frequent CTD casts, Carbon Flux Explorer deployments and Recoveries, in-situ pumping, and Drifting sediment trap deployment/recovery.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected 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 launch and deploy autonomous profiling floats, called Carbon Flux Explorers. These are deployed and recovered with the aid of the ship's crane. Normally deployed from the stern and recovered on the starboard side. Fine ship handling required on recovery. We hope to have drone assistance in-order to facilitate float recovery.

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 SpoolerSelected Portable WinchUnselected Turn Table 
Explain Major Ancillary Facilities
Requirements and list description
and provider for "other" systems.

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