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  Monitoring Mooring  -  2020  -  USCGC Healy  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Monitoring the western Arctic boundary current in a warming climate: Atmospheric forcing and oceanographic resopnse Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Robert S. Pickart, WHOI Project Institution: WHOI
Project ID: 105596 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 1/17/2017 3:22:00 PM Created By: Robert S. Pickart
Date Last Modified: 5/19/2021 7:57:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OPP/ARC - 1733564 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Biennially service (deploy or turnaround or recover) a subsurface mooring on the Alaskan
Beaufort shelf at 152W, and do a hydrographic survey of the boundary current. There is also
ancillary mooring work that we do for other programs (including international PIs).
Summary of Facility Requirements: Icebreaker capable of mooring/CTD work.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009073 Created By: Robert S. Pickart
Date Last Modified: 4/25/2019 4:40:00 PM Date Submitted: 1/17/2017 3:22:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2020 Ship/Facility: USCGC Healy
Optimum Start Date: 10/1/2020 Dates to Avoid: We are flexible with regard to the start date. We are happy to go late in the season during the fall freeze-up. Note: in 2018 the cruise took place from late-October to mid-November during the freeze-up, and it was extremely successful. This is also a particularly exciting/important time of the year to be sampling.
Earliest Start Date: 7/1/2020 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 10/31/2020 Other Ship(s): N/A

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
17 1 1 8 27
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval: N/A # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: N/A
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:
Beaufort Sea
Description of Op Area: The mooring work occurs on the continental shelf/slope of the
Alaskan Beaufort Sea near 152W. The CTD work area extends from the northeast
Chukchi Sea to the Canadian Beaufort Sea as far east as 135W.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 350 x 150 nm
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
71° N / 161° W map
269 map
AR06 map
71° N / 161° W map
269 map
AR06 map
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Foreign Clearance and Permitting Requirements
Foreign Clearance Required? Yes 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.)
We will need to obtain a Northwest Territories Scientific Research Licence
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Dutch Harbor, AK, USA None Dutch Harbor, AK, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
It is assumed that we must embark/disembark in Dutch Harbor. If possible, it would be more efficient to embark/disembark in Barrow.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Robert S. Pickart, WHOI
# in Science Party 20 # of different science teams 4 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements The science party will supply the mooring and instrument technicians and the CTD
watchstanders and water samplers. It is assumed that the ship will supply the CTD
hardware technician plus an additional STARC technician.
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 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.

Must be able to work in ice.

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.
We need a TSE winch from the west coast winch pool. That being said, it is my understanding that the Healy will have its own TSE winch in 2020.

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