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  Ocean Geopaths  -  2018  -  Sally Ride  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: GP-EXTRA: Oceanographic shipboard and lab research for diverse students: experiential learning as a gateway to geoscience careers Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Anthony Rathburn, CSUB Project Institution: CSUB
Project ID: 105547 Version #: 6
Date Submitted: 10/10/2016 4:49:00 PM Created By: Anthony Rathburn
Date Last Modified: 6/17/2020 11:33:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/GEO/ICER - 1700942 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Characterization of living and fossil benthic foraminifera and sediment properties in different seafloor habitats to generate modern analogs for assessments of environmental changes and paleoenvironmental history based on fossil foraminifera. Cruises will focus on hands-on training and research experience for students.
We propose to collect seafloor sediment samples from 3 areas on 2 short cruises per year. Ideally, one cruise would be in the summer, and the other would be on a weekend during the school year. The weekend trip would visit 3 sites on a transect (maximum depth 380 m), and the summer trip would visit 2 sites (about 1000 m water depth). All sites are in the Southern California Bight off San Diego.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Weekend cruises: multicorer, large Van veen grab; CTD with 12 bottle rosette, O2 sensor, transmissometer, fluorometer, PAR sensor, 2 pingers, sample storage refrigerator, freezer, -80 freezer, Secchi disc, 3.5 khtz profiler
Summer cruises: multicorer, large Van veen grab; piston corer, CTD with 12 bottle rosette, O2 sensor, transmissometer, fluorometer, PAR sensor, 2 pingers, sample storage refrigerator, freezer, -80 freezer, Secchi disc, 3.5 khtz profiler; side scan sonar; walk in cold room; A-frame and ship-side winch operation deployments
Summary of other requirements and comments: We plan to operate 24 hours/day and it would be preferable to have two res techs on board. On the weekend cruises, we plan to make three 8-hour legs, exchanging students each time (we have done this many times through the years using the Sproul to make these sampling legs to visit the same locations).
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1008992 Created By: Anthony Rathburn
Date Last Modified: 6/17/2020 11:33:00 PM Date Submitted: 10/10/2016 4:49:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2018 Ship/Facility: Sally Ride
Optimum Start Date: 7/15/2018 Dates to Avoid: We plan to include students and teachers on this cruise, so dates must be after high schools close in June and before school starts in the fall. We also plan a summer workshop after the cruise and before school starts.
Earliest Start Date: 7/7/2018 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 7/28/2018 Other Ship(s): This cruise is planned as a summer trip, visiting 2 sites near San Diego. We request a larger ship to accommodate more students and to facilitate multiple deck operations that include piston coring. We propose to do this each year for 3 years. Targeted water depths for both sites is about 1050 m.

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
2 0 0 1 3
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval: N/A # of Cruises: 1

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: This cruise will be requested separately (separate ship time request) each year for 3 years
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
We chose the R/V Sally Ride because of the proximity of our sites to her home port, size, capabilities, and because of her historical significance to students and teachers. We need to schedule this cruise in the summer in order to include teachers and students. Samples from this cruise will be used in a summer workshop and in courses, labs and student research projects.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
USD series site
Description of Op Area: One site is located roughly west of San Diego. The other site is located off Del Mar. Targeted water depth for both sites is about 1050m. Both sites have been visited before with Scripps ships.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 47
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
32.904167° N / 117.782333° W map
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32.562167° N / 118.618817° W 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
The port of San Diego is close to our planned sites. We plan a voyage to involve as many students as possible during the cruise.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Anthony Rathburn, CSUB
# in Science Party 22 # 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 There would be 1 science team with about 22 in each science party. We require 2 res. techs for 24-hour operations.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPUnselected 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 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.

We require an Ocean Instruments multicorer, piston corer and Van Veen grab sampler along with a CTD.
Winch and wire will need to accommodate multicoring, piston/gravity coring, grab sampling and CTD deployment to 1800m (max target depth is 1200m).

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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