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  CLASI  -  2021  -  Sally Ride  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Coastal Land Air-Sea Interaction Observations in Monterey Bay Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: HANS C. GRABER, RSMAS Project Institution: RSMAS
Project ID: 106487 Version #: 6
Date Submitted: 5/3/2019 10:12:00 AM Created By: HANS C. GRABER
Date Last Modified: 1/28/2020 8:12:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NAVY/ONR - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Updated on 28 JAN 2020:
Cruise 1: April 1, 2021 from Mare Island Dock in SF Harbor to deploy 5 ASIS buoys off Santa Cruz, CA in northern part of Monterey Bay and 3 ASIS buoys off Marina, CA in central part of Monterey Bay..

Cruise 2: June 1, 2021 starting from Mare Island Dry Dock in SF Harbor to relocate/deploy 5 ASIS buoys off Santa Cruz, CA in northern part of Monterey Bay to Marina/Elkhorn Slough CA in central part of MB. Service 3 ASIS buoys at this location.

Cruise 3: August 1, 2021 starting from Mare Island Dry Dock in SF Harbor to service recover 5 ASIS buoys and redeploy off Asilomar, CA in southern part of MB. Service 3 ASIS buoys off Marina/Elkhorn Slough CA in central part of MB.

Cruise 4: October 1, 2021 recover all 8 ASIS buoys off Marina/Elkhorn Slough CA, in central part of MB and Asilomar, CA in southern part of MB. Return to Mare Island Dry Dock in SF Harbor. Multiple transects between buoy location and SF port location will be needed.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Sally Ride will be able to deploy at least 2 possibly 3 ASIS in one sub-cruise and faster in transiting to MB. Also for the recovery 8 ASIS buoys with tether buoys will be inside Monterey Bay. Sally ride better suited to recover 3 buoys per sub-cruise (transect between MB and MIDD in SF harbor).

Stage out SF port like Mare Island Dry Dock location.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1010464 Created By: HANS C. GRABER
Date Last Modified: 1/28/2020 8:12:00 PM Date Submitted: 5/3/2019 10:12:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2021 Ship/Facility: Sally Ride
Optimum Start Date: 3/31/2021 Dates to Avoid: Stick as close as possible to start date.
Earliest Start Date: 3/30/2021 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 4/2/2021 Other Ship(s): No multi-ship operations needed.

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
7 5 1 5 18
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: No repeating cruises needed.
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Need R/V Sally Ride vessel with large crane capacity and reach and lots of deck space to line up 14 m long ASIS (spar-type) buoys and separate tether buoys with 60 m long surface tethers.
Expect most of the moorings to be in relatively shallow water: 20 - 100 m water depth. Special moorings will be used to allow for complete recovery at end of experiment. Dynamic positioning is critical to perform mooring operations.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Monterey Bay
Description of Op Area: Inside Monterey Bay
Op Area Size/Dia.: 25
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
37° N / 122.25° W map
121 map
NP09 map
36.5° N / 121.25° 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)?
Yes 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.)
Yes, both ITAR and EAR instrumentation are possible. No permits needed, because we stay within US territorial waters.
Marine Sanctuary permit needed. We will acquire such.
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Alameda, California, USA None, Alameda, California, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
The Mare Island Dry Dock location in SF port is near Monterey Bay, less than 1 day transit.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: HANS C. GRABER, RSMAS
# 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 Science Party will depend on ship with crew/techs who are familiar with handling deployment of large ASIS-type buoys.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningSelected ADCPSelected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Unselected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireSelected 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.

Crane to be able to lift 3500 lbs and extend to 18 ft.
Crane/winch to lift anchor from bottom.

WHOI will provide own winch for mooring operations.

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
Selected Mooring SpoolerSelected Portable WinchUnselected Turn Table 
Explain Major Ancillary Facilities
Requirements and list description
and provider for "other" systems.
The Mare Island Dry Dock location in San Francisco port is suitable because large dock space for assembly of buoys and storage capabilities.

Also, transit time to Monterey Bay is about 1/2 day.

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