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  CCE-LTER III  -  2017  -  Sally Ride  
  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: Collaborative Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1008393 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: Sally Ride
Optimum Start Date: 7/1/2017 Dates to Avoid: Scheduling to be coordinated with CalCOFI
Earliest Start Date: 1/1/2017 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 12/31/2017 Other Ship(s): Scheduling to be coordinated with CalCOFI

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
6 2 2 0 10
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
Yes Interval: 3 mos. # of Cruises: 4

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: 3 days added to both of the 2 CalCOFI cruises per year on UNOLS/SIO vessel.
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Scheduling needs to be coordinated with the CalCOFI program.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Southern CA
Description of Op Area: Southern sector of California Current System
Op Area Size/Dia.: approx. 500 x 225 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, , None, San Diego, CA, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Proximity to SIO required for efficient staging of CalCOFI cruises. Extensive over-the-side and laboratory equipment need to be mobed and demobed in San Diego, and samples need to be transported promptly to SIO following each cruise.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Mark D. Ohman, SIO
# in Science Party 3 # of different science teams 2 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements 2 CCE personnel to be added to the CalCOFI group.
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.

Oozeki trawl and EK60 or EK80 multi-frequency echosounder 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 SpoolerUnselected Portable WinchUnselected Turn Table 
Explain Major Ancillary Facilities
Requirements and list description
and provider for "other" systems.
CalCOFI group has extensive requirements; see their independent ship request.

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