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  S-MODE  -  2022  -  Oceanus  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Submesoscale Ocean Dynamics Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: John T. Farrar, WHOI Project Institution: WHOI
Project ID: 106130 Version #: 11
Date Submitted: 4/4/2018 3:27:00 PM Created By: John T. Farrar
Date Last Modified: 4/20/2021 9:39:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NASA - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Area of operations: Off San Francisco (34.75N, 125.5W). Deployment/recovery of gliders, Wave Gliders, floats. Deployment of drifters. Use of Underway CTD and/or towed undulating platform (like SeaSoar). Fieldwork coordinated with aircraft measurements to study small scale eddies by sampling in 50km-by-50km area.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Ship's CTD, ADCP, underway data
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009919 Created By: John T. Farrar
Date Last Modified: 4/20/2021 9:39:00 PM Date Submitted: 4/4/2018 3:27:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2022 Ship/Facility: Oceanus
Optimum Start Date: 10/1/2022 Dates to Avoid: Dates must be aligned with research aircraft dates.
Earliest Start Date: 8/15/2021 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 10/25/2021 Other Ship(s): None

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
21 2 1 5 29
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
Yes Interval: 5 # of Cruises: 2

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: Targeting April and September 2021
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Experiment involves aircraft measurements that cannot be made in fog. Scientific goals require winter/spring. These two factors drive dates (April and September). Ocean or Global Class vessel is fine.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
San Francisco
Description of Op Area: Approximately 150 miles west of San Francisco, near 34.75N, 125.5W.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 60-by60 nautical miles
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
34.75° N / 125.5° W map
121 map
NP09 map
34.75° N / 125.5° 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 Francisco, CA, USA None San Francisco, CA, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Closest to ops area

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: John T. Farrar, WHOI
# in Science Party 17 # 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 Technian needed because ruise requires underway data
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 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.

We will want to do acoustic tracking of floats-- I understand the new Ocean Class vessels are well equipped for this.

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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