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  BBL Characterization  -  2018  -  Sally Ride  
  Project Information  
Project Title: A winter Assessment of Micro-Nutrient and Microbial Communities of the Benthic Boundary Layer Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Angel Ruacho, SIO Project Institution: SIO
Project ID: 105974 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 11/27/2017 9:28:00 PM Created By: Angel Ruacho
Date Last Modified: 8/21/2018 1:01:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: INST/UCSD/SIO - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Characterize the microbial community and iron inventory within and above the Benthic Boundary Layer (BBL) along the coast of the Southern California Bight.

This cruise will consist of multiple deployments at 9 selected study sites along the coast of the Southern California Bight. The deployments will involve the use of the ship CTD/rosette, multicorer, and GOFlo bottles to characterize microbial communities and dissolved and total dissolvable iron within the BBL. As well as determining if sediments in this region are a source of macro and micro-nutrients. The work will require one cruise of about 4-5 days of ship time during the rainy season between January and March (earlier is preferred) in order to assess how rain events can affect the parameters of interest in the BBL and how they contrast with data collected during Spring and Summer cruises.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will need a CTD/rosette, a MC-800 Multicorer device and a portable winch for deploying GOFlo bottles.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009655 Created By: Angel Ruacho
Date Last Modified: 11/27/2017 9:28:00 PM Date Submitted: 11/27/2017 9:28:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2018 Ship/Facility: Sally Ride
Optimum Start Date: 1/28/2018 Dates to Avoid: February 9 to February 18, the majority of the participants will be attending the Ocean Sciences Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Thus will be unavailable for the cruise.
Earliest Start Date: 1/20/2018 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 2/27/2018 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
1 2 1 3 7
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements:
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:
CA coast
Description of Op Area: The study area will consist of stations along the coast of the Southern California Bight., stretching from Morro Bay to Pt. Conception.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 89
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
35.58° N / 121.06° W map
121 map
NP09 map
34.42° N / 120.41° W map
121 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
For use with the UC Ships Fund program at UC San Diego we would like to start and end the cruise in San Diego.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Angel Ruacho, SIO
# in Science Party 9 # 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 One technician is requested for supervising deployments early in the cruise. The majority of the science party has extensive experience deploying the equipment to be used. The number of science party members will be able to carry out deployments and sample collection around the clock to maintain a lower need for ship time.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected 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.

In order to sample a station along the coast and maintain a consistent position for proper sample comparison the use of a ship with dynamic position is preferred. Will will be at each station for close to 2 hours and deploy equipment to sample the same location across multiple deployments within that time period.

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 Selected 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 would like the use of the MC800 corer to sample the sediments, if it is available and feasible. This will help for answering some of our research questions exploring sediments as a source of nutrients along the California coast.

We would also like to request the use of a portable winch for conducting trace metal work. My lab will provide a line and collection bottles but we will need a clean winch to spool our line onto as we will be sampling for trace metals.

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