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  Oregon Shelf Benthic  -  2018  -  Oceanus  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Benthic Biogeochemical Exchange Dynamics on the Oregon Shelf Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Clare E. Reimers, OS Project Institution: OSU_COAS
Project ID: 105171 Version #: 3
Date Submitted: 2/5/2016 3:49:00 PM Created By: Clare E. Reimers
Date Last Modified: 11/12/2018 8:11:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/CO - 1634319 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Characterization of benthic boundary layer dynamics and biogeochemical fluxes at 30 and 80 m on the Oregon shelf using in situ eddy covariance (EC) methods and core incubations.
2017: Four 2-day Summer Bloom Variability cruises to allow one each EC lander deployments of ~24 h at 30 and 80 m locations adjacent to the Newport Hydrographic line, and to allow accompanying CTD cast and coring operations. These cruises will be timed 3-4 weeks apart throughout the summer upwelling season.
2017-2018: Three 4-day Winter Variability cruises –lengthened to factor in likely weather issues - to allow EC lander deployments of ~24 h at 30 and 80 m locations on the NH line, with accompanying CTD cast and coring operations. These cruises will be timed 6-7 weeks apart throughout the winter downwelling season.
2018-2019: Four 5-day Seasonal Variability cruises timed 3 months apart to allow two each EC lander deployments of ~24 h at 30 and 80 m locations on the NH line, with accompanying CTD cast and coring operations.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Regional or Intermediate Class Research Vessel with CTD/rosette, coring winch, crane and crutch, stern A-frame. Deck space for two lander systems that will be deployed and recovered in the style of a mooring.
Summary of other requirements and comments: Wet lab for water sample filtering and refrigerator large enough to incubate sediment cores.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1008273 Created By: Clare E. Reimers
Date Last Modified: 11/12/2018 8:11:00 PM Date Submitted: 2/5/2016 3:49:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2018 Ship/Facility: Oceanus
Optimum Start Date: 10/9/2018 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 10/1/2018 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 10/15/2018 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
5 1 1 0 7
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:
MOB and DEMOB should be possible in about 0.5 days each if we use Oceanus because we know this ship and crew and they are familiar with our requirements.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Newport Line
Description of Op Area: Newport Hydrographic line adjacent to OOI Endurance Array
Op Area Size/Dia.: 15 nm
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
44.68° N / 124.1° W map
157 map
NP09 map
44.65° N / 124.3° 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
Newport, OR, USA None Newport, OR, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
PI's lab is at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Cruises can be staged without travel expenses.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Clare E. Reimers, OS
# in Science Party 6 # 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 The project could accommodate a second science team willing to share vessel time in the same location.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningSelected ADCPUnselected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Selected 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.


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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