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  US GPMT  -  2018  -  Roger Revelle  
  Project Information  
Project Title: US GEOTRACES Pacific Meridional Transect Management Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Gregory A. Cutter, ODU_OEAS Project Institution: ODU_OEAS
Project ID: 105289 Version #: 4
Date Submitted: 5/3/2016 2:47:00 PM Created By: Gregory A. Cutter
Date Last Modified: 10/6/2017 3:17:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/CO - 1658318 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Sampling atmosphere (aerosols, rain), water column (dissolved and particles), and surface sediments along 152 W from Alaska to Tahiti using conventional rosette and GEOTRACES trace element carousel system, and McLane pumps on Vectran cable.Towed sampling fish for surface waters between stations. Approximately 30 vertical profile stations will be occupied.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Five sampling and analytical vans on main deck; aerosol and rain collectors above bridge; GEOTRACES Dynacon winch and Allied Systems A frame on starboard; all ship's labs occupied; aluminum boom and base installed on starboard for towed fish; 6000m .322 vectran spooled on ship's spare hydrographic winch
Summary of other requirements and comments: trace metal sampling cruise, so concerns over contamination from ship ops and holding tank discharges.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1008502 Created By: Gregory A. Cutter
Date Last Modified: 10/6/2017 3:17:00 PM Date Submitted: 5/3/2016 2:47:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2018 Ship/Facility: Roger Revelle
Optimum Start Date: 7/1/2018 Dates to Avoid: If N-S transect, then start date within given range is fine, but if S-N transect, the start must be in June to time with phytoplankton blooms and best weather
Earliest Start Date: 6/15/2018 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/15/2018 Other Ship(s): N/A

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
64 4 2 21 91
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:
Need at least 35 berths, maximum deck use, 60+ day endurance, N-S transect starting in Alaska to match phytoplankton blooms, and "downwind" in northern trades
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
152 W
Description of Op Area: 152 W from Alaska to Tahiti
Op Area Size/Dia.: 4500
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
57° N / 152° W map
196 map
NP06 map
17.5° S / 150° W map
351 map
SP02 map
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Foreign Clearance and Permitting Requirements
Foreign Clearance Required? Yes Coastal States:

French Polynesia
 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.)
Requires clearance for water column sampling in waters of French Polynesia
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Kodiak, AK, USA Hilo, HI, USA Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Offload short-lived radionuclide samples and large volume samples; some personnel exchanges

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Gregory A. Cutter, ODU_OEAS
# in Science Party 35 # of different science teams 12 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements Science sampling teams for each system, 24/7 ops
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningSelected ADCPSelected 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 describeSelected NO Radioisotope use/Natural level workUnselected Other Operator Provided Inst. - Describe
4 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

Vans: ODU GEOTRACES Sampling, WHOI Cafe Thorium, UH CLIVAR trace metal, USC analytical, UNOLS GP van for Hg
ODU GEOTRACES Dynacon winch with 8000m vectran cable
ODU GEOTRACES Allied Systems A frame
ODU GEOTRACES towed fish base and boom

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 imagingSelected 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 VanSelected 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.
SIO/ODF hydrography group and rosette
UNOLS GP van for Hg sampling and analyses

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