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  Meso-zoopl food webs  -  2019  -  Sikuliaq  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Project/Proposal Title: Collaborative Proposal: Mesozooplankton food webs in intermittent upwelling

Collaborative Proposal: Mesozooplankton food webs in intermittent upwelling

systems: An overlooked link in a productive ocean
Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Robert Cowen, OSU_HMSC Project Institution: OSU_HMSC
Project ID: 105658 Version #: 3
Date Submitted: 2/14/2017 6:11:00 PM Created By: Robert Cowen
Date Last Modified: 4/27/2018 3:05:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - 1737399 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: We will be studying various aspects of the mesozooplankton food web, from predator and prey distributions, to diet composition, to stable isotope signatures defining carbon production source during winter (non-upwelling) and summer (upwelling) periods of of Oregon and Northern California.

Biological sampling using Coupled MOCNESS (4 m2 and 1 m2); In Situ Ichthyoplankton Imaging System (ISIIS), and CTD.
Summary of Facility Requirements: ISIIS requires a fiber-optic cable and winch for realtime transfer of data. A new fiber-optic winch is available through UNOLS equipment pool (currently maintained by UM RSMAS) -- this winch would be preferred for use on the vessel. We will also require a .322 or larger conducting cable for fishing the coupled MOCNESS (preferably from the stern).
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009165 Created By: Robert Cowen
Date Last Modified: 4/27/2018 3:05:00 PM Date Submitted: 2/14/2017 6:11:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2019 Ship/Facility: Sikuliaq
Optimum Start Date: 6/15/2019 Dates to Avoid: Our dates are tied to normal periods of upwelling/downwelling cycles so the range in dates is limited to those selected.
Earliest Start Date: 6/2/2019 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 7/15/2019 Other Ship(s): N/A

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
10 2 1 1 14
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
Yes Interval: ~ 4.5 months # of Cruises: 2

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: Our project goals are to sample during the peak of the winter downwelling conditions (Feb) and during the summer upwelling (June/July). These dates and physical conditions are also tied to the timing of spawning (and larval abundance) of the key study species.
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Ship choice -- besides local vessel, we require a ship that can work in the coastal seas of wintertime Oregon and which can handle the deployment of both a coupled MOCNESS and ISIIS (including the required winches).

As described above -- our cruise date windows are relatively narrow and are tied to key environmental conditions (winter downwelling, summer upwelling and associated spawning times of target study species.

Total ship days are calculated one the follow -- each of two transects are to be sampled day/night twice during the cruise. Each day/night sampling of a transect will require 24 hours for ISIIS work, and 24 hours for MOCNESS and CTD work (full 48 hours X repeated twice = 96 hr (4 days) X 2 transects = 8 total days sampling plus 24 hour transect from northern transect to southern transect, plus 24 hour return to north at end of cruise. Total science days = 10 d.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Oregon/N. Calif
Description of Op Area: Study will involve two 100 km onshore/offshore transects. One is located off Newport Oregon, one is located near Crescent City, CA.
Op Area Size/Dia.: Study area is ~ 100 X 200 miles = 20K sq miles
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
44.6° N / 124.052° W map
157 map
NP09 map
44.6° N / 124.052° 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.)
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

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Robert Cowen, OSU_HMSC
# in Science Party 14 # 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 12-14 people in the science party (broken into two shifts to cover 24 hr operations).
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningSelected ADCPUnselected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Unselected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireUnselected Stern A-frameSelected Fiber Optic (.681)Unselected 0.680 Coax Wire
Unselected SCUBA DivingUnselected Radioisotope use - briefly describeUnselected NO Radioisotope use/Natural level workSelected Other Operator Provided Inst. - Describe
0 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Selected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

Request new fiber-optic winch in UNOLS equipment pool maintained by WHOI Winch pool. If not available, then will use .681 fiber-optic available through OSU. The value of the new winch and cable is that it is of finer diameter and allows much easier operation of ISIIS.

As to Operator provided MOCNESS -- we are only requesting access to the 1 m2 NETS, preferably 333 um.

As noted above, our MOCNESS will likely require launch/recovery over the stern as the unit is roughly 3.5 m wide and high. Launch/recovery of ISIIS is also over the stern -- but the operations are separated by day.

We will also need CTD with NISKIN Rosette - standard bottles.

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.
See notes above about fiber-optic portable winch currently in UNOLS equipment pool at WHOI Winch pool

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