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  Submesoscale Spectra  -  2018  -  Oceanus  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Isopycnal Spectra and Stirring on the Submesoscale and Finescale Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Ren-Chieh Lien, UW_APL Project Institution: UW_APL
Project ID: 105574 Version #: 4
Date Submitted: 12/20/2016 4:02:00 PM Created By: Ren-Chieh Lien
Date Last Modified: 7/6/2017 6:25:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/PO - 1734160 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: The proposed observational experiment is to study isopycnal spectra and stirring on the submeso- and finescales. The primary platform is a 200-m long towed chain equipped with 60 CTD sensors with realtime data capability. The experimental site is within the box of 125-130W, 30-35 N. The experiment will be conducted in summer of 2018.
Summary of Facility Requirements: TSE winch, shipboard CTD, and shipboard 300kHz ADCP, standard met sensors
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009035 Created By: Ren-Chieh Lien
Date Last Modified: 7/6/2017 6:25:00 PM Date Submitted: 12/20/2016 4:02:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2018 Ship/Facility: Oceanus
Optimum Start Date: 6/1/2018 Dates to Avoid: None
Earliest Start Date: 6/1/2018 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 7/7/2018 Other Ship(s): Single ship operation

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
18 2 2 4 26
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: Not repeating cruise
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
R/V Oceanus is close to home institute and experimental site.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Eastern Pacific
Description of Op Area: The operation area is in the box of 125-130W, 30-35 N.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 300 km x 300 km
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
44.64° N / 124.05° W map
157 map
NP09 map
44.64° N / 124.05° W map
157 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.)
No clearance required.
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Newport, OR, USA None Newport, OR, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
The port of Newport is close to our home institute and to our experimental site

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Ren-Chieh Lien, UW_APL
# in Science Party 1 # 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 We will conduct 24 hours operation and therefore 2 Restechs will be preferred.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningSelected 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.

Shipboerd ADCP is needed for making velocity measuremetns. 300kHz ADCP is preferred. If not, we will bring our own 300kHz ADCP. Dynamic positioning will be preferred for the hove to operation. We also would like to have an additional 75kHz ADCP for providing deeper velocity information.

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.
TSE winch is needed for the towed CTD chain operation. Towed point for the towed cable.

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