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  Oregon Ship Time  -  2020  -  Oceanus  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Oregon Oceangoing Research Vessel Program Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Jack A. Barth, OSU-CEOAS Project Institution: OSU-CEOAS
Project ID: 104210 Version #: 5
Date Submitted: 1/27/2014 11:31:00 PM Created By: Jack A. Barth
Date Last Modified: 3/25/2019 4:42:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: STATE - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: The State of Oregon Oceangoing Research Vessel Program funds the use of the OSU Research Vessel (R/V) Oceanus to conduct research and study of the waters of the Pacific Coast. Potential areas of research include, but are not limited to:
(a) Mapping the seabed in Oregon’s territorial sea, as defined in ORS 196.405;
(b) Analyzing marine ecosystems, including but not limited to existing marine reserves,
existing marine protected areas, proposed marine reserves and proposed marine protected
(c) Analyzing the potential effects of climate change, including but not limited to ocean
(d) Compiling comprehensive assessments of overall ocean health;
(e) Understanding ocean dynamics, including but not limited to natural hazards such as
tsunamis; and
(f) Installing instruments to effectively monitor the impact of wave energy systems,
marine reserves and marine protected areas on marine ecosystems and fish populations.

Educational activities might include, but are not limited to, university-level classes about
oceanographic research and/or the techniques of making oceanographic measurements at sea.
Summary of Facility Requirements: R/V Oceanus with onboard scientific equipment and Marine Technician
Summary of other requirements and comments: Work requested under the State of Oregon Oceangoing Research Vessel Program shall be evaluated as to the feasibility of accommodating the proposed work within the schedule of federally funded projects for the research vessel.

Ship days through 6/30/2019 are funded and ship days after 7/1/2019 are pending.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1010433 Created By: Jack A. Barth
Date Last Modified: 3/25/2019 4:42:00 PM Date Submitted: 3/25/2019 4:28:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2020 Ship/Facility: Oceanus
Optimum Start Date: 3/15/2020 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 3/1/2019 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 3/31/2019 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
5 1 1 0 7
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
Yes Interval: monthly # of Cruises: 6

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: The Oregon Oceangoing Research Vessel Program funds several cruises per calendar year. Here are the requested 2020 cruises:
1) ChSci: Burke Hales (OSU), March 2020 (5 science day)
2) ChSci: Leif Rasmuson (ODFW), late March to early April 2020 (5 science days)
3) ChSci: Andrew Thurber (OSU), April 2020 (1 science day)
4) ChSci: Brendan Reilly (OSU), late spring to early fall 2020 (5 science days)
5) ChSci: Annie Lindgren (PSU), June 15 to September 15 2020 (5 science days)
6) ChSci: Craig Young (UO), late June to late July 2020 (3 science days)
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
These 2020 cruises are pending state funding approval which we'll know in the first half of 2019.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Oregon coast
Description of Op Area: Oregon coast near Newport, Oregon
Op Area Size/Dia.: 100
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
44.65° N / 124° W map
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44.65° N / 124° W 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
Home port of R/V Oceanus.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Jack A. Barth, OSU-CEOAS
# in Science Party 18 # 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 We wish to maximize the number of scientist bunks to accommodate as many students as possible on this cruise.
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)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.

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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