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  PNW Foram Ecology  -  2021  -  Regional  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Foraminiferal Ecological Response to Ocean Conditions in the Northwest Pacific Ocean Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Fehrenbacher, OSU_Oregon State Project Institution: OSU_Oregon State
Project ID: 106928 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 8/13/2020 10:07:00 PM Created By: Jennifer Fehrenbacher
Date Last Modified: 3/15/2021 6:39:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/MGG - 2049143 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Summary of Field Work: Characterization of foraminiferal assemblages (ecology) and geochemistry in the Northeast Pacific Ocean

This work will consist of the deployment (and twice annual maintenance) of two sediment traps, and the collection of water column samples (plankton tow sampling, CTD casts with rosette) to establish the ecology and geochemistry of foraminifera in the eastern North Pacific Ocean. Water column and plankton tow sampling would occur near the Newport Hydrographic Line and would include 2 days of water column sampling and 5 days (total) shipboard experiments.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Summary of Facility Requirements: We will need a CTD/rosette, 0.322 EM wire for [plankton towing), sufficient deck space and A-frame for mooring deployments/recoveries, -20°C and -80°C freezers, 4°C fridge, and wet/dry lab space for water circulators and sample processing.
Summary of other requirements and comments: N/A
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1011233 Created By: Jennifer Fehrenbacher
Date Last Modified: 8/13/2020 10:07:00 PM Date Submitted: 8/13/2020 10:07:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2021 Ship/Facility: Regional
Optimum Start Date: 9/10/2021 Dates to Avoid: After mid-october, seas become too rough to deploy, recover, and redeploy sediment traps, so work should be done prior to mid-late October
Earliest Start Date: 8/15/2021 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 10/15/2021 Other Ship(s): N/A

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)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: We will repeat the cruise every 6 months (Spring and Fall) for the duration of the proposal to recover and redeploy sediment traps, collect samples, and perform ship board experiments.
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Chosen dates provide opportunity to deploy/recover traps every 6 months in the spring and fall.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
NH Line
Description of Op Area: Recover and redeploy sediment traps near the NH line. Sample water column between NH 45 and NH 150
Op Area Size/Dia.: 100
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
44.65° N / 126.05° W map
157 map
NP09 map
44.65° N / 126.05° W map
157 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
Newport, OR, USA None, Newport, OR, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Work will be completed near the NH line within a few hundred NM of Newport, OR. There will be no intermediate ports.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Jennifer Fehrenbacher, OSU_Oregon State
# in Science Party 8 # 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 Our Science party will require 6 people and we will require 2 MarTechs to provide 24 hour support.
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
Selected Mooring SpoolerUnselected Portable WinchUnselected Turn Table 
Explain Major Ancillary Facilities
Requirements and list description
and provider for "other" systems.
Main purpose of cruise it to deploy and recover sediment traps and we will require a mooring spooler for this purpose.

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