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  Polar Code  -  2021  -  USCGC Healy  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Polar Code Ship Operations Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Robert Chadwell, AVTEC Project Institution: AVTEC
Project ID: 106857 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 7/9/2020 4:46:00 PM Created By: Robert Chadwell
Date Last Modified: 7/9/2020 4:46:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: STATE - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: I am a USCG approved instructor and teach USCG approved courses required by the International Maritime Organization's Polar Code for ships operating in high latitudes. I teach Basic and Advanced Training for Polar Operations and operate the institutes simulators. My field work would be observing the ship's operations, among other things. The intensive two week course curriculum covers all aspects of high latitude operations to include; in part, polar weather, marine mammals, sensitivity to indigenous populations, voyage planning, ice reporting schemes, ice navigation, on-ice safety, implications for fire fighting in freezing conditions, icebreaker escorting, helicopter operations, use of RADAR in ice. My home institution has hosted several courses for USCG Polar Class cutter crews and if I recall correctly, the USCGC HEALY crew as well.
Summary of Facility Requirements: My research would involve only observing ship operations as it relates to my field work. As a U.S. Merchant Marine captain I have the experience to conduct these observations unobtrusively and diplomatically.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Ancillary Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1011125 Created By: Robert Chadwell
Date Last Modified: 7/9/2020 4:46:00 PM Date Submitted: 7/9/2020 4:46:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2021 Ship/Facility: USCGC Healy
Optimum Start Date: 8/15/2021 Dates to Avoid: This STR is in response to the UNOLS/USCG Science of Opportunity posting for the ship transit only summer of 2021.
Earliest Start Date: 8/15/2021 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/15/2021 Other Ship(s): None

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
30 0 0 0 30
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:
This STR is submitted as a response to UNOLS/USCG Science of Opportunity posting for the transit of the USCGC HEALY from Alaska to Greenland during the summer of 2021.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Description of Op Area: Northwest Passage
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
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.)
This is an already scheduled transit for the USCGC HEALY.
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Dutch Harbor, AK, USA None Nuuk (Godthab), Greenland
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
This is an already scheduled transit.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Robert Chadwell, AVTEC
# in Science Party 1 # 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 Observation of ship operations.
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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