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  Tanner Basin SVC  -  2017  -  Sally Ride  
  Project Information  
Project Title: R/V Sally Ride Science Verification Cruise: Piston coring in the Tanner Basin of the California Borderlands Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Jason A. Addison, USGS_MP Project Institution: USGS_MP
Project ID: 105536 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 9/14/2016 7:08:00 PM Created By: Jason A. Addison
Date Last Modified: 9/24/2016 3:52:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NAVY/ONR - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: I am the chief for the USGS Pacific Ocean Climate Variability Project, and one of my standing objectives is to study the paleoceanographic evolution of the Pacific Ocean’s role on North American climate. Working with Drs. Joe Carlin (CSU-Fullerton) and Amy Wagner (CSU-Sacramento), we are currently writing an NSF proposal to collect new long marine sediment cores from the California Current Ecosystem (CCE) along a transect between Eureka and San Diego. Together, we hope to develop new Holocene and Pleistocene records of past productivity that reveal the role that Pacific upwelling has played in shaping both the CCE and North American climate.

The selection of the Tanner Basin for this Science Verification Cruise proposal has several advantages:

1. Proximity to San Diego (straight line distance of ~140 nautical miles).
2. Location is the southern end of the CCE upwelling zone.
3. Several long gravity and piston cores have been recovered from Tanner Basin previously (Mortyn et al., 1997; Stott et al., 2000; Herbert et al., 2001), as well as a scientific drill core (Ocean Drilling Program Site 1014). All of these studies indicate sufficient soft sediment thickness to warrant deployment of a piston corer.
4. The most recent piston core from the Tanner Basin was collected in 1995 (EW9504-09PC; 7.19 m core length).
5. There have been many recent advances in paleoceanographic analyses over the last 20 years that require fresh sediment core samples, including core-scanning XRF geochemistry, AMS 14C dating, and 210Pb geochronology.
6. A continuous sediment record is desired that extends from modern day through the Late Pleistocene (e.g., base of recovered piston core). To accomplish this objective, a multi-corer should also be used in conjunction with the piston core/trigger corer system.

If our group is selected to participate, I will conduct a range of biogenic sediment analyses (opal, TOC, organic matter isotopes) and XRF sediment geochemistry, while Drs. Carlin and Wagner will contribute expertise in sedimentology, radionuclide isotope measurements, and AMS 14C geochronology analyses. In addition, the USGS will also archive any retrieved sediment cores in the USGS Western Region Sediment Core Repository for future work by any interested scientist.
Summary of Facility Requirements: 1. Piston coring system (prefer OSU "jumbo" piston coring system)
2. Multi-corer (for shallow sediment coring)
3. (optional) Gravity corer
4. (optional) Box corer
Summary of other requirements and comments: Refrigerated storage for recovered sediment cores while at sea.

I think the following OPTIONAL requests are housed within the OSU equipment pool, but I'm not sure. If the below items can't be used on this SVC cruise, these can be utilized at the USGS afterwards.

OPTIONAL: at-sea core splitter
OPTIONAL: at-sea GEOTEK multi-sensor core logger
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Ancillary Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1008977 Created By: Jason A. Addison
Date Last Modified: 9/24/2016 3:52:00 PM Date Submitted: 9/14/2016 7:08:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2017 Ship/Facility: Sally Ride
Optimum Start Date: 1/16/2017 Dates to Avoid: Timing is dependent on availability of R/V Sally Ride Science Verification Cruise schedule.
Earliest Start Date: 1/2/2017 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 3/6/2017 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
2 1 1 2 6
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:
Tanner Basin
Description of Op Area: Tanner Basin is on the edge of the California Borderlands, at ~140 nautical miles due west from San Diego (32.821°N, 119.943°W, 1185 m water depth).
Op Area Size/Dia.: 25
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
32.821° N / 119.943° W map
120 map
NP09 map
32.936305° N / 119.510129° 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
Assuming R/V Sally Ride Science Verification Cruises are being launched from home port of San Diego.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Jason A. Addison, USGS_MP
# in Science Party 8 # 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 Science Party size is dependent on berthing availability for R/V Sally Ride Science Verification Cruise. At a minimum, the science party will consist of myself + 1 USGS technician + OSU sediment coring staff. If berthing is available, my co-PIs Amy Wagner and Joe Carlin (and 1 student per co-PI) would also like to participate. So, the maximum science party size would be 6 + OSU sediment coring personnel.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningUnselected 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.

My team wants to conduct piston coring and multi-corer operations. Optionally, gravity coring and/or box coring operations would also be desirable.

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/telemetrySelected OSU Coring Facility (MARSSAM)
Selected 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.
My team wants to conduct piston coring and multi-corer operations. Optionally, gravity coring and/or box coring operations would also be desirable.

Large Diameter Trawl wire needed for piston and/or gravity coring operations.

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