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  Oceanic food webs  -  2020  -  Sally Ride  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: The effects of predator traits on oceanic food web structure Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Anela Choy, SIO Project Institution: SIO
Project ID: 106085 Version #: 3
Date Submitted: 2/9/2018 9:18:00 PM Created By: Anela Choy
Date Last Modified: 8/3/2018 8:55:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - 1829812 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: We will conduct mid-water trawls (for large nekton and zooplankton) and blue-water diving, and potentially use a fly-away ROV (MBARI's) to collect siphonophores and their representative prey items. This work will occur offshore in the Southern California Current ecosystem.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Support for blue-water SCUBA diving. Technician assistance with midwater trawl deployment and recovery. Wet-lab space for processing mid-water trawl samples. Onboard -80 freezer to store collected samples.
Summary of other requirements and comments: We will need a 0.68 conducting cable. Use of MBARI's mini-ROV is not guaranteed, but will be requested.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009837 Created By: Anela Choy
Date Last Modified: 2/11/2018 3:23:00 AM Date Submitted: 2/9/2018 9:18:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2020 Ship/Facility: Sally Ride
Optimum Start Date: 3/20/2020 Dates to Avoid: unknown, currently
Earliest Start Date: 2/1/2020 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/1/2020 Other Ship(s): N/A

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
10 1 1 1 13
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: N/A
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Blue-water diving operations require low wind. Otherwise, at this time we are flexible on exact cruise timing.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
S. CA Current
Description of Op Area: Southern California Current offshore of San Diego.
Op Area Size/Dia.: Unsure yet
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
34° N / 120° W map
121 map
NP09 map
32° N / 118° 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
In/out of San Diego.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Anela Choy, SIO
# in Science Party 20 # of different science teams 3 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements We need a 0.68 conducting cable for a midwater trawl and a small boat to support blue water diving. If support is available, we would like to use the 10m2-MOCNESS. Alternatively, we can use a large midwater Tucker Trawl with a MOCNESS-type opening and closing system, which would require a 0.68 conducting cable.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPUnselected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Unselected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireUnselected Stern A-frameUnselected Fiber Optic (.681)Selected 0.680 Coax Wire
Selected SCUBA DivingUnselected Radioisotope use - briefly describeUnselected NO Radioisotope use/Natural level workUnselected 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.

We need a 0.68 conducting cable for a midwater trawl and a small boat to support blue water diving. If support is available, we would like to use the 10m2-MOCNESS. Alternatively, we can use a large midwater Tucker Trawl with a MOCNESS-type opening and closing system, which would require a 0.68 conducting cable.

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 SpoolerUnselected Portable WinchUnselected Turn Table 
Explain Major Ancillary Facilities
Requirements and list description
and provider for "other" systems.

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