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  CalCOFI Summer Fall  -  2018  -  Sally Ride  
  Project Information  
Project Title: California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations: Ocean Observations for Ecosystem-Based Management Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Ralf Goericke, SIO Project Institution: SIO
Project ID: 105734 Version #: 3
Date Submitted: 3/5/2017 2:01:00 PM Created By: Ralf Goericke
Date Last Modified: 8/21/2018 1:02:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NOAA/NMFS - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Conduct CalCOFI surveys off Southern California quarterly, two of these on UNOLS ships.

The shiptime funding will be 17 days from NOAA and 6 days from NSF (CCE-LTER funding to Mark Ohman) and 9 days from the Navy
Summary of Facility Requirements: 2 cruises on the R/V Sally Ride in the Summer and Fall of 2018 within the CalCOFI "summer" and "fall" time windows:
Desired Windows Acceptable Start - End Dates
Summer: July 10 - 25 July 01 - Aug 22
Fall: Oct 10 - 25 Oct 01 - Nov 22
Summary of other requirements and comments: Over the side operations using conducting wire (CTD to be supplied by scientific party) and hydrowire (bongo nets) and trailing hydrophone arrays during transects

NSF laboratory van to accommodate the NSF CCE-LTER work (contact Shonna Dovel).
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009309 Created By: Ralf Goericke
Date Last Modified: 5/16/2017 6:15:00 PM Date Submitted: 3/5/2017 2:01:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2018 Ship/Facility: Sally Ride
Optimum Start Date: 7/10/2018 Dates to Avoid: any dates outside the stated cruise windows
Earliest Start Date: 7/1/2018 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/6/2018 Other Ship(s): n.a.

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
16 2 1 0 19
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: na
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:
CalCOFI Grid
Description of Op Area: Observations at 75 stations along CalCOFI lines 93 to 77.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 600
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
31.443° N / 117.799° W map
120 map
NP09 map
31.443° N / 117.799° 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
We and the Sally Ride operate out of San Diego and San Diego is at the start of our observations.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Ralf Goericke, SIO
# in Science Party 21 # 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 To complete the funded work we require 10 people to carry out CalCOFI work, 4 people to carry out CCE-LTER work, 4 for the marine mammal work, 1 for the seabird observations and 2 Op provided technicians
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 DivingSelected Radioisotope use - briefly describeUnselected NO Radioisotope use/Natural level workUnselected Other Operator Provided Inst. - Describe
1 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

Radioisotope work will be the use of 14C to measure primary production. Work will be carried out in a PI-provided radioisotope van (CalCOFI van).

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 VanSelected 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.
The General Purpose Lab Van is required to accommodate the work of the NSF funded CCE-LTER group.

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