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General Information
1. HEALY Cruise: //30Nov99-30Nov99
2. Cruise dates:
(Determined by the Cruise Number)
Start: November 30, 1999      End:November 30, 1999
Chief Scientist Contact Information
3. Your Name: Brian Edwards
4. Affiliation: US Geological Survey
5. Funding Agency: USGS and/or NOAA
6. Grant Number: N/A
7. Full Address: USGS Mail Stop 999 345 Middlefield Rd. Menlo Park, CA 94025
8. Phone Number: 650-329-5488
9. Email Address: bedwards at usgs dot gov
10. Fax Number: 650-329-5190
Equipment Onload
11. Date and Time to Start Loading: May 4, 2010
12a. Special Requirements for Loading or in-port logistics: Yes
12b. If yes, Please list point of contact for in port logistics:
Brian Edwards
13. Cargo List:
Standard 20' ISO container van, 20,000 lb (load Seward)
3 cases XBT's

Metocean Ice Buoys, ice auger, gasoline for auger and attachments (NIC - Pablo
Clemente Colon)

3 chain dredges (same as last year from USGS)

Empty sample boxes and dredge supplies

2 gravity core heads (1 @ 1000 lb; 1 @ 2000 lb); 10 gravity/dart core barrels;
core liner

box corer and peripherals

Several small shipping containers (max dimension 4', 200 lbs)
containing personal and scientific supplies
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14. Brief Description of Operations Plan
Give a brief description of the area of operations and type of work to be done and science objective:
Area of Ops: Canada Basin of the Arctic Ocean, with a focus on the southern
part, including within the US and Canadian EEZs.

Primary science objective of the cruise are to support seismic operations on the
Louis St. Laurent and to collect morphologic data in support of determining the
extended continental shelf of the United States.
Multibeam sonar and Chirp subbottom data are critical datasets. The cruise
dates are determined to coincide with dates for the Louis S. St-Laurent ECS
cruise. This will be a two-icebreaker cruise to continue the data collection
that was started in 2008 and continued in 2009. Depending on ice conditions,
some of the cruise may have Healy working in one-ship mode in a different area.
There is also a chancethat Healy will be used to collect dredge samples in
support of ECS studies. The HEALY will also take part in seismic source
calibrations at the very beginning of the leg.

If time permits personnel from the National Ice Center will also deploy Metocean
ice buoys. The NIC will also carry on a program of routine ice characteristics
observations.

Attempts to dredge several bathymetric features mapped in 2007 thru 2009 in
order to determine the nature of the crust in these areas. Sampling may include
gravity or dart coring of outcrop, and box core or dredge sampling of abyssal
seafloor material for evidence of mineral deposits such as manganese nodules.

Underway analysis of seawater and periodic CTD/rosette casts will be used to
collect water samples for analysis associated with studies of Arctic Ocean
acidification.
Operational Plan
Cruise Tracks and Station Locations. Please provide as complete a description as possible. Include with this plan, or separately, a complete list of stations with ID, Latitude, Longitude, depth and other information such as type of sampling/operations as appropriate. Use the text box below or upload separate documents as needed.
15a. Upload a cruise track file (jpeg, pdf, gif, etc) here (required):
Cruise Track Uploaded:tracklines_21Apr10.jpg
15b. Upload additional files as needed:
Additional File(s) Uploaded for Operational Plan: 1
Filename File Size
CruiseSynopsis-19feb10.xls 32768 bytes
15c. Operational Plan Description
The primary mission of the HEALY on HLY1002 will be to break ice for the LSL
when the LSL is collecting seismic data. While breaking ice the HEALY will
collect multibeam sonar data and high-resolution (Knudsen) subbottom profiler
data. Should ice conditions allow the HEALY to leave the LSL the primary target
for mapping will be the Beaufort shelf north of Alaska to the MacKenzie Delta.
Secondary mission will be to acquire seafloor samples by means of chain dredge
or coring.

Ancillary programs may include: Ice buoy launch by NIC, and USGS Arctic Ocean
acidification studies.
16. Will the vessel be operating within 200 miles of a foreign country? Yes
16b. If yes, Please list them here: Canada
17. Will you be contacting Native communities to inform them of your intended icebreaker research activities?   Yes
17b. If yes, please list the native communities and contacts: Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission - Harry Brower BASC - Glenn Sheehan NMFS/MMS Open Water Meeting, Anchorage, Amrch, 2010
18. Will Marine Mammal Protection Act, NEPA or Endangered Species Act consultation or permitting be required? Yes
If yes, please provide documentation:
No response
19. Description of Operations:

Provide as much detail as possible about the type of operations and sampling to be conducted, daily schedule and hours of operation, type of equipment to be used and any other information that will help us prepare for this cruise. Use additional pages or send corrected drafts as necessary. If this is a multi-investigator cruise, please include a list of Co-PI's who will be submitting operational science plans:

ECS Healy 2010 will be the third year of two-icebreaker operations with CCGS
Louis S. St-Laurent. The experiment takes place in the sea ice covering the
Canada Basin. Healy collects multibeam bathymetric, Chirp, and gravimetry data
and Louis collects multichannel seismic reflection and refraction data. For
light to moderate ice conditions, Healy leads and breaks ice for Louis. For
heavy ice conditions where it is unsafe to collect seismic data, Louis leads
Healy to collect multibeam data. Depending on ice conditions (i.e., if track
lines are located in open water), Healy may be able to leave Louis to conduct
single-ship multibeam acquisition and dredging, similar to operations in
previous years. Final tracks are yet to be determined based on results of 2009
two-icebreaker experiment (being evaluated in fall/winter, 2009/2010).
Operations are 24-hour.

Ancillary science:

ARCTIC OCEAN ACIDIFICATION
The project proposes to acquire underway and discrete water samples to document
the carbonate chemistry of the Arctic waters and, among other things, test the
waters’ saturation state with respect to calcium carbonate. The waters will also
be analyzed for characterization of microbiology and microbiological processes,
thereby creating critically important baselines. Our data sets will provide
comprehensive integrated information on carbonate chemistry, and the
microbiological communities of Arctic waters. Project will provide flow-through
Multiparameter Inorganic Carbon Analyzers (MICA), developed by University of
South Florida, to measure continuous pCO2 (seawater and air), pH and TCO2 of
seawater. In addition, collection of discrete samples of water will allow us to
measure seawater pH on board and alkalinity with high precision at our St.
Petersburg laboratories. Temperature, salinity, DO, BGA cell counts, and
chlorophyll are other parameters that will be acquired using a YSI SonTeK 6600v2
that can be used to measure in-line seawater or water profiles during discrete
sampling. Water samples will be taken for later nutrient and metal analyses in
order to supplement our understanding of the Arctic carbonate system. Water
will be periodically filtered onboard to obtain micro-organismal and
microbiological community data, plus particulate organic carbon and particulate
inorganic carbon data.

Sampling while underway:
- Flow-thru Marine Inorganic Carbon Analyzer (MICA) for measuring total carbon
dioxide, pH, pCO2 in air and in water
- Flow-thru Qubit pCO2 and TCO2 analyzer for comparison to MICA system
measurements and instrument development
- Approximately every 3-4 hours discrete samples will be collected and analyzed
for pH and CO32- concentration, and additional samples will be collected for
total alkalinity, total carbon dioxide, dissolved nutrients and microbiological
samples for laboratory analysis in St. Petersburg
- Discrete samples will be collected for microbial and bacteriophage data. Water
samples will be incubated with and without an bacteriophage induction agent.
Subsamples will be collected at specific time points over a 24 hr incubation
period and all subsamples will be immediately frozen at -80 ̊C.
- Discrete, large volume samples will be collected and concentrated using a
tangential flow filtration system that has been optimized for the concentration
and recovery of microorganisms and their nucleic acids. The concentrated samples
will be preserved and immediately frozen at -80 ̊C.
- Water samples will also be prepped for DOC, POC and nutrients, which along
with the MICA data will provide a complete picture of the carbon cycle, both
organic and inorganic.

Rosette sampling while on station:
- The USCGC Healy will provide a 24 12-liter Niskin bottle sampling rosette that
will be used to collect discrete samples for immediate analysis of pH and CO32-
concentration. Additional samples will be collected for total alkalinity, total
carbon dioxide, dissolved nutrients and microbiological samples for laboratory
analysis in St. Petersburg. All samples will be used to characterize the water
column at as many locations possible during the total duration of the cruise
- Discrete samples will be collected for microbial and bacteriophage data. Water
samples will be incubated with and without an bacteriophage induction agent.
Subsamples will be collected at specific time points over a 24 hr incubation
period and all subsamples will be immediately frozen at -80 ̊C.
- Discrete, large volume samples will be collected and concentrated using a
tangential flow filtration system that has been optimized for the concentration
and recovery of microorganisms and their nucleic acids. The concentrated samples
will be preserved and immediately frozen at -80 ̊C.
- Water samples will also be prepped for DOC, POC and nutrients, which along
with the MICA data will provide a complete picture of the carbon cycle, both
organic and inorganic.

Additional profiling while on station:
- A SEAS pH profiler will be deployed to obtain pH profiles of the water column
to depths of less than approximately 1000m. Ideally, this will be deployed
along with the 24 bottle rosette to provide water samples for calibration and
QA/QC data analysis. However, could be deployed separately, so that rosette
could be deployed to obtain water samples deeper than 1000m.


METOCEAN BEACONS/BUOYS
Pre-loading of IABP open ocean drifting buoys and tools will take place in the
Seattle. Coordination of shipment is being done by Ignatius Rigor of the Polar
Science Center (PSC). Drifting buoys will be deployed in open water during the
most western tracks of the cruise. A total of 2 (two) AXIB seasonal ice buoy
prototypes will also be shipped by Legnos Boat, Inc. (LBI) for testing and
possible deployment in the marginal ice zone or open water. None of these
deployments should require on ice operations. Although unlikely, depending on
need, opportunity, and sea ice conditions encountered, one of the seasonal
buoys may instead be deployed on multiyear sea ice (MYI). In this case, the
deployment on MYI will be scheduled, when possible, to take advantage of other
planned stops but in all cases will be conducted strictly as independent and
separate field activities from other cruise plans. Typical deployments on MYI
take 30-45 minutes of on-the-ice time. All buoy deployments will be done in
close coordination with the cruise Chief Scientist on a non-interference basis
so as not to impact mapping activities. A pre-cruise nowcast analysis of sea
ice conditions in the Beaufort Sea and Chukchi Cap region will be provided by
the NIC to the Chief Scientist to guide in the fine tuning of the initial
cruise tracks. In addition to on board sea ice analysis and imagery cruise
support, the NIC personnel will collect hourly observations of sea ice
characteristic as the Healy navigates ice infected waters. Recorded
observations will include estimates of ice thickness and snow depth during
icebreaking operations in the ice pack. NIC personnel will additionally support
the science seminars series during the cruise. Tools and any buoys not deployed
during the cruise will be unloaded in Seattle for shipment back to PSC and LBI.

DREDGING AND CORING:
If time and conditions permit, we will deploy a dredge and attempt recover
in-situ samples of bedrock along sloping targets at approximately 3000 m depth.
We will follow standard dredging procedure, deploying the dredge at the bottom
of the slope and steaming up slope. If needed we will break the ice along the
track before deploying dredge. Other sampling methods under consideration
include gravity/dart core piston core, and boxcore.


Upload additional files for the Description of Operations as needed:
Additional File(s) Uploaded for Description of Operation: 0
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20. If your cruise involves any of the following, please check below:
Items marked * Require advance approval.)
Items Check
Multiple PI or Institution Cruise: No
24 hour science operations (Night Work?): Yes
Personnel Deployed on Ice: Yes
Hazardous Materials: No
Radioactive Isotopes: No
Stable Isotopes: No
Gasoline to run science equipment:No
Explosive Devices:No
Fire Arms:No
Flammable Gases:No
Portable air compressors:No
If yes, please indicate the power requirements: No response

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21. Diving Operations
Diving Operations:   No
Number of Dives:
Purpose:
Will members of the science party be diving:  
Are you requesting USCG diver support:        
22. Small Boat Operations
Small Boat Operations: Yes
Number of deployments expected: No response
Purpose: No response
Range in miles from the ship: No response
Payload size and weight: No response
Gasoline for Equipment: No response
23. Helicopter Operations
Helicopter Operations: No
Passenger Transports:
Cargo Transports:
Payload size and weight:
Maximum hours/flight:
Average hours/day:
Number of flights:
Total flight hours:
Installation of sensors on Helicopter:
Describe flight operations:
Range in miles from the ship:
Average track miles for each sortie:
24. Deployment or Recovery of Moorings
Deployment or Recovery of Moorings: Yes
Provide the Lat/Long/Depth of each mooring and a description: No response
Number of Moorings to deploy: No response
Number of Moorings to recover: No response
Min Depth: No response
Max Depth: No response

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Science & Crew
25. Total Number of People in Your Party: No response
26. Current Crew List Download XLS file (HLY1002_crewlist.xls)
Name Institution Position Phone/Email Sex Date On Date Off Foreign Nat. Nationality
1 Edwards, Brian U.S. Geological Survey Chief Scientist 650-329-5488
bedwards at usgs dot gov
M 2-Aug-10 6-Sep-10 No USA
2 OBrien, Thomas U.S. Geological Survey Scientist 508-457-2246
tobrien at usgs dot gov
M 2-Aug-10 6-Sep-10 No USA
3 Danforth, William U.S. Geological Survey Scientist 508-457-2274
bdanforth at usgs dot gov
M 2-Aug-10 6-Sep-10 No USA
4 Triezenberg, Peter U.S. Geological Survey Scientist 650-329-5207
ptriezenberg at usgs dot gov
M 2-Aug-10 6-Sep-10 No USA
5 Gibbons, Helen U.S. Geological Survey Scientist 650-329-5042
hgibbons at usgs dot gov
F 2-Aug-10 6-Sep-10 No USA
6 Dufore, Christopher U.S. Geological Survey Scientist 727-803-8747x3041
cdufore at usgs dot gov
M 2-Aug-10 6-Sep-10 No USA
7 Patsavas, Mark University South Florida Scientist 727-553-3922
mpatsava at mail dot usf dot edu
M 2-Aug-10 6-Sep-10 No USA
8 Liu, Sherwood Scientist 727-553-3922
liu at marine dot usf dot edu
M 2-Aug-10 6-Sep-10 No USA
9 Chayes, Dale LDEO/NSF Science Officer 845-365-8434
dale at ldeo dot columbia dot edu
M 2-Aug-10 6-Sep-10 No USA
10 Roberts, Steve UCAR/LDEO/NSF Computer engineer 303-497-2637
sroberts at ucar dot edu
M 2-Aug-10 6-Sep-10 No USA
11 Bolmer, Tom WHOI Data specialist (508) 289-2628
tbolmer at whoi dot edu
M 2-Aug-10 6-Sep-10 No USA
12 dal Ferro, Pete U.S. Geological Survey Engineering Technician 831-427-4477
pdalferro at usgs dot gov
M 2-Aug-10 6-Sep-10 No USA
13 White, Jenny U.S. Geological Survey Engineering Technician 831-427-4484
jwhite at usgs dot gov
F 2-Aug-10 6-Sep-10 No USA
14 Stevenson, Andrew U.S. Geological Survey Scientist 360-928-0276
andy at thestevensons dot us
M 2-Aug-10 6-Sep-10 No USA
15 Clemente-Colon, Pablo NIC/NOAA Scientist 301-394-3105
Pablo dot Clemente-Colon at natice dot noaa dot gov
M 2-Aug-10 6-Sep-10 No USA
16 Miller, Joshua NIC/USCG Ice Analyst/Buoy Technician 301-394-3049
josh dot miller at noaa dot gov
M 2-Aug-10 6-Sep-10 No USA
17 Panowicz, Caryn NIC Ice analyst (Louis) 301-394-3028
caryn dot panowicz at noaa dot gov
F 2-Aug-10 6-Sep-10 No USA
18 Singler, Caroline NOAA/Teacher-at-Sea Teacher outreach 978-798-1812
Caroline_Singler at lsrhs dot net
F 2-Aug-10 6-Sep-10 No USA
19 Schmoker, William PolarTREC Arctic Research Con. Teacher outreach 720-201-5749
bill dot schmoker at gmail dot com
M 2-Aug-10 6-Sep-10 No USA
20 Street, David Canadian Hydrographic Service Hydrogropher 709-726-9280
M 7-Aug-10 3-Sep-10 Yes Canadian
21 Bourdeau, Michel Canadian Coast Guard Canadian command liaison
M 7-Aug-10 3-Sep-10 Yes Canadian
22 Clark, Erin Canadian Ice Service CIS observer/liaison
erin dot clark at ec dot gc dot ca
F 7-Aug-10 3-Sep-10 Yes Canadian
23 Kaleak, Ralph BASC Native community liaison 907-852-4881
basc at arcticscience dot org
M 2-Aug-10 6-Sep-10 No USA
24 Pudenz, Justin MRAG marine mammal observer 507-822-0576
justinpudenz at Yahoo dot com
M 2-Aug-10 6-Sep-10 No USA
25 Addae, Kwasi MRAG marine mammal observer 206-388-6635
Kwasi131 at gmail dot com
M 2-Aug-10 6-Sep-10 No USA
26 Ashworth, Sarah MRAG marine mammal observer 206-303-8675
ashwos at gmail dot com
F 2-Aug-10 6-Sep-10 No USA
27 Childs, Jonathan U.S. Geological Survey Scientist 650-329-5195
jchilds at usgs dot gov
M 3-Sep-10 6-Sep-10 No USA
27. Dietary Requirements

Indicate the number of personnel with the following dietary requirements:
Vegetarian 1
Vegan 0
No Red Meat 0
Low Fat 0
Other comments:

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Equipment Needed
28. Please check (X) by equipment needed. If you have questions, or need assistance, please email STARC (shiller@ucsd.edu or starc@icefloe.net).
Cables Instrument(s) Instrument Wts Max Depth A Frame
[x] .322"conducting cable (9k meters) CTD No response 4000 [ ]AFT   [x]STBD
[ ] 3/8" steel cable (8k meters) [ ]AFT [ ]STBD
[ ] .680 coax conducting cable (9k meters) [ ]AFT [ ]STBD
[x] 9/16" steel cable (14k meters) DREDGE, GRAVITY CORE 7000 4000 [ ]AFT   [x]STBD
[ ] Spare .322 conducting cable (12k meters on spare drum) [ ]AFT [ ]STBD
Will you be bringing your own winch and wire? No
Describe use, size, and weight & power requirements below:

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29. Crane requirements:
  Anticipated use
[ ] Port Side Fantail Crane (Safe Working Load: 5 tons)
[ ] Starboard Side Fantail Crane (Safe Working Load: 15 tons)
[ ] 04 Deck Cranes (Safe Working Load: 15 tons)
[ ] Forecastle Crane (Safe Working Load: 3 tons)
Describe other lifting requirements here: (cranes have limited reach please consult the crane descriptions) No response
30. Deckspace Requirements
>
[ ] Vans [ ] Incubators [ ] Storage
Type/Size
Location
Water Req
Seawater Req
Power Req
Describe all other Deckspace requirements here: No response

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31. Science Equipment and Lab Configuration
CTD
[x] SeaBird 911 + CTD Use: Occasional
Depth - Min(m): No response Max(m): 3900 Approximate Number of casts planned:    10
[x] Redundant Temperature Sensors [x] Redundant Conductivity Sensors
[x] O2 Sensor, SBE43 [x] Wet Labs Transmissometer, CST-DR
[x] Fluorometer [x] Altimeter
[x] 24-place rosette with 12 Liter external spring Niskin bottles [ ] 12-place rosette with 30 Liter internal spring Niskin bottles
[x] Biospherical QSP2300 PAR sensor O-Ring
[x] Silicone [ ] Nitrile Buna-N
32. Expendable Oceanographic Probes (User supplied)
[ ] Hand launcher
Number of Launches:   No response
What probes will you be launching? (checked below)
[x] XCTD [x] XBT [ ] Other:
33. Science Seawater
[x] AutoSal Salinometer
Use: Continuous Use
[x] Seabird 45 Thermosalinograph
Use: Continuous Use
[x] Fluorometer
Use: Continuous Use
[x] Seabird SBE43 oxygen sensor
Use: Continuous Use
[ ] PCO2 System
Use: No response
[x] Flow meter
Use: Continuous Use
34. Incubator Seawater (HEALY does not have Ambient temp seawater at flow rates > 5gpm)
[x] Incubator ambient temperature seawater Flow rate (liters/minute): No response
Please indicate other seawater requirements: No response
35. Acoustics
[x] Kongsberg EM122 1°x2° Bottom Mapping Echosounder
Use: Dedicated
[ ] RDI OS150 ADCP
Use: No response
[ ] RDI OS75 ADCP
Use: No response
[x] Knudsen 3260 CHIRP Echosounder
Use: Dedicated
[x] Benthos pingers
Use: Occasional
Please indicate other comments regarding acoustics: No response

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Science Equipment and Lab Configuration (continued)
36. Lab Equipment
[x] DI Water (18 Mega Ohm)
liters/day required: 10
[x] -80 °C freezers (2 @ 12 cu ft each)
Use: Occasional
[ ] Fume Hood (3 available)
Use: No response
[ ] Climate Control Chambers 10x9x6' (2)
Use: No response
[ ] Walk in Freezer/Reefer two @ 13x8x6'
Use: No response
[x] Any Power Sensitive Equipment that you are concerned about
Please provide description: Multiparametric Inorganic Carbon Analyzer
37. Geophysical
[x] Bell BGM-3 underway marine gravimeter
38. Meteorological
[x] RM Young 85004 Ultrasonic Wind Sensors [ ] Eppley infrared Radiometer Model PIR
[ ] Eppley Spectral Pyranometer Model PSP [x] Terascan Weather Satellite System
[x] Biospherical QSR-2200 PAR sensor [ ] RM Young Air Temperature
[ ] RM Young Barometric Pressure [ ] RM Young Humidity Sensor
39. Communications
[x] Email (Bytes/Day)
To Ship: No response From Ship: No response
[ ] Iridium Phone
Mins per day:   
[x] Data/FTP (Bytes/Day)
To Ship: No response From Ship: TBD  
[ ] INMARSAT Phone (Mins per day):   
[x] High latitude satellite connectivity >73 N (Bytes/Day)
From the ship: No response
Explain other communications concerns and requirements:
No response
40. Coring
[x] Jumbo Piston Coring
Use: Occasional
[x] Gravity Core
Use: Occasional
Number of cores: 10
Number of cores: 10
Minimum depth: 2000
Maximum depth: 3800
Minimum depth: 2000
Maximum depth: 3800
Maximum core length: 3800
[ ] Multicore
[x] User provided coring equipment
Please provide description: No response