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Ocean Sciences Chief Scientist Workshop Honolulu, Hawaii UNOLS February 23, 2014. Speakers Contact Info. Jon Alberts - UNOLS Office Univ. of Rhode Island/Grad. School of Oceanography Web: www.unols.org ; E-mail: [email protected] URI Office: 401.874.6824 Clare Reimers
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February 23, 2014
Most Early Career Scientists who have taken part in one or more oceanographic research cruise are not aware of the phases of pre-cruise science and logistics planning and post-cruise reporting that lead to a successful expedition.
This awareness will help you formulate compelling research proposals and accomplish your objectives.
FINAL cruise report DUE
Pre-cruise phone call / meeting vehicle requirements
preliminary cruise report is due for activities in foreign waters
Identify essential equip. and facilities
build science team
“budget reality check”
Special planning considerations
Cruise planning activities/instrument testing
for info to operator
Packing/ final prep. activities
~5 months before cruise
~3 months before cruise
2 years after expedition
data due per agency guide-lines
~1 month before cruise
~6 months before cruise
1 month after cruise
~5-6 months after proposal submission
~2 months after cruise
All planning activities should begin ~4 months before proposal submission
~ 18-24 months before 1st proposed cruise (RAPID proposals excepted)
Understanding ship scheduling and coordination of expeditions across ocean basins
Does ship have the Shipboard Instrumentation- Sonars, flow-through seawater, data acquisition systems, deck space, deck load capacity, lab space, bunk space, to do your cruise?
Is the ship the right “size” for your work?
Don’t need a global ship to work in coastal zone. Don’t take a small ship into the North Pacific in mid winter.
Does the operator provide marine technicians familiar with the operations you want to conduct?
Does your cruise plan allow for the likelihood of days lost due to weather?
with Collaborators, Ship, Port Office, and Technical Support Personnel should start right after award notification
Establish lines of communication early to create a good flow of information
Document the pre-cruise planning exchange of information
Chief Scientists need to ensure all science party members needs are met.
Establish early what equipment you are bringing, what equipment is supplied by the ship, leased or borrowed, and how will it all be integrated.
Visit the vessel and hold a pre-cruise meeting with the operator.
Research Clearances to Conduct Marine Scientific Research within the Exclusive Economic Zone
personnel issues, safety, medical, cultural understanding