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  CCE-LTER III  -  2017  -  Roger Revelle  
  Project Information  
Project Title: LTER: CCE Phase III: Ecological transitions in an Eastern Boundary Current Upwelling Ecosystem Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Mark D. Ohman, SIO Project Institution: SIO
Project ID: 105240 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 3/2/2016 6:24:00 PM Created By: Mark D. Ohman
Date Last Modified: 6/14/2016 2:33:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - 1637632 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: (1) Process cruises: R/V Revelle, in summer 2017, 2019, and 2021: Conduct Lagrangian, water-parcel tracking cruises to measure nutrient fluxes and plankton growth, grazing, predation, sinking, and subduction in different mesoscale filaments and eddies associated with cross-shore transport in the California Current System. Multidisciplinary team of biological, chemical, and physical oceanographers.
Each of these 3 cruises needs to be in the summer (preferably early-mid summer, July) of strong mesoscale gradients in the region. Each will be of 32 days duration.

(2) Augmented CalCOFI: R/V Sally Ride, in each of 6 years (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022): 3 supplemental days added to 2 CalCOFI cruises per year for additional sampling of microbial, other plankton, and fish populations. Work to be scheduled and coordinated with CalCOFI cruises.

(3) Mooring servicing: R/V Sally Ride, in each of 6 years (2017, 2018, 2019,2020,2021, 2022): 5 days per year for servicing CCE interdisciplinary biogeochemical moorings.
Summary of Facility Requirements: (1) Process cruises (R/V Revelle): Seasoar, 1 m2 MOCNESS with 202-µm nets and full sensors, fully configured CTD rosette, isotope vans, trace metal clean van,EK60 or EK80 muli-frequency sonar. Other special equipment to be determined. High speed internet and berthing for minimum of 34 scientists required for each cruise. Science party will supply Trace Metal clean rosette, satellite-tracked drift arrays, Moving Vessel Profiler, and autonomous sampling devices.

(2) Augmented CalCOFI (R/V Sally Ride): Standard over-the-side sampling and laboratory processing equipment and vans. EK60 or EK80 multi-frequency sonar. Oozeki fish trawl (or equivalent) to be provided by science party.

(3) Mooring servicing (R/V Sally Ride): A-frame to accommodate tall mooring buoys, plus suitable winches, navigation, echosounder, CTD rosette. Stable working platform and excellent station keeping ability even in higher wind and sea states.
Summary of other requirements and comments: For process cruises on R/V Revelle, continuous, reliable internet service will be required on all ship headings to ensure uninterrupted tracking of over-the-side drift arrays and autonomous vehicles.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1008390 Created By: Mark D. Ohman
Date Last Modified: 3/2/2016 6:24:00 PM Date Submitted: 3/2/2016 6:24:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2017 Ship/Facility: Roger Revelle
Optimum Start Date: 7/15/2017 Dates to Avoid: Each cruise needs to be in the summer (preferably early-mid summer, July) of strong mesoscale features in the region.
Earliest Start Date: 7/1/2017 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/1/2017 Other Ship(s): N/A

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
32 3 2 0 37
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: N/A
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Revelle is needed for berthing capabilities, laboratory space, deck space. Pinkel Doppler sonar would also be useful, Cruise is scheduled for the summer period of strongest mesoscale features in the region.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Southern CA
Description of Op Area: Southern sector of the Calfornia Current System
Op Area Size/Dia.: approx. 500 x 250 nmi
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
32.708° N / 117.237° W map
120 map
NP09 map
32.708° N / 117.237° 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
San Diego/MARFAC required as port for mob/demob because of extensive sampling and laboratory equipment that must be moved from SIO to research vessel. Also, immediately after the cruise many types of samples need to be rapidly transported to SIO.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Mark D. Ohman, SIO
# in Science Party 37 # 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 Extensive multidisciplinary team of biological, chemical, and physical oceanographers will be collaborating in this research. Technicians required for Seasoar, Mocness, electronics, and ResTech.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected 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 DivingSelected Radioisotope use - briefly describeUnselected NO Radioisotope use/Natural level workUnselected Other Operator Provided Inst. - Describe
3 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

Seasoar operations are essential to this cruise.
Multi-frequency sonar (EK60, EK80, or equivalent) is required; user may provide if not already built into ship.
Radioisotope van (mainly 14C), isotope waste van, and trace metal clean vans are required.
Berthing for at least 34 people at sea in the science party required.

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.
Continuous high-speed internet required for uninterrupted tracking of driftarrays, sediment traps, and gliders.
Portable winch required for Trace Metal clean rosette (user supplied rosette).
User will supply Moving Vessel Profiler with winch.
Ample deck space required for incubators, vans, and over-the-side field equipment.
Other needs tbd.

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