Summary: 1511OC Fall CalCOFI cruise on RV Oceanus; 28 Oct - 13 Nov 2015; 68 stations (61 standard & 7 SCCOOS) successfully occupied. Five stations on the first two southern lines - stations 93.3 100, 110, 120 & stations 90.0 110, 120 - were cancelled due to bad weather. Station 93.3 50 was initially missed due to bad weather but occupied during the transit home, as station #69. Net tows on stations 86.7 45 & 93.3 45 were initially missed due to high winds but performed during the southward transit home. Second CTD casts, without seawater sample collection, were performed on these two net tow stations. Because the seas were consistently rough, the stations were reordered to allow work to continue. Please refer to the final track map below for the order occupied. Although visually confusing, the track northward from 86.7 45.0 was after its occupation as station #31. Station 86.7 45.0 was re-occupied during the southward transits as station #68 to recover missed net tows.
Data Files: 1511OC CTD FinalQC CTD+Bottle files; 1511OC CTD (raw) Cast files;1511OC Preliminary Plots;
Cruise Designation: CalCOFI 1511OC; OSU OC1510B
Load Dates: Newport OR: 23 - 24 Oct 2015 (Fri-Sat): Map
Cruise Dates: 25 Oct - 13 Nov 2015 (Sun - Fri)
Offload Date: 13 Nov 2015 (day-of-return; Fri) at 10th Ave Marine Terminal, San Diego CA
Ship: OSU RV Oceanus
Communication: Cellular: 541-207-598; IRIDIUM:  011-881-641-413-524; VHF-FM Channels 13 & 16, call sign WXAQ
Station plan: 75 Standard (66 CalCOFI + 9 SCCOOS); Project Instructions (PDF); please note the alternate station pattern on lines 83 & 80
Deck/Lab plans: Tentative 2-van main deck & lab layouts
Cruise Forms: OSU Cruise Participants Form PDF; Cruise Planning Manual web page
Cruise Map:  
69 Stations
Contacts: Dave Wolgast, Chief Scientist, IOD SIO-CalCOFI
  Amy Hays, SWFSC-NOAA Technical Coordinator
  Jennifer Rodgers-Wolgast, IOD SIO-CalCOFI Volunteer Coordinator
Proposed station work: Seabird CTD / 24 bottle rosette cast (500m depth permitting)
  CTD Sensors: Bottle Samples:
  Temperature (2 x SBE3+) Salinity
  Conductivity (2 x SBE4) Oxygen
  Oxygen (2 x SBE43) Nutrients
  Fluorescence (Seapoint) Primary Productivity
  Transmissomter (Wetlabs 0.25cm) Chlorophyll-a
  PAR (Biospherical) Phaeopigments
  pH (SBE18) HPLC
  ISUS Nitrate DIC-pH
  Altimeter LTER ancillary
    Fukushima Cs-134
  CalBOBL(Bongo) net, 210m - all stations
  MANTA neuston net, surface tow - all stations
  PRPOOS vertical net, lines 80 & 90, 86.7 & 83.3 coastal only
  Pairovet vertical net, 70m (coastal stations out to 70)
  Supplementary Data:
  ADCP, Jules (Julia M.) Hummon
  MET, Underway continuous surface and meterological measurements
  Primary Productivity, Daily C14-uptake incubations
  Ancillary LTER , Plankton abundance, biomass, Chl a size fractionations, POC, DOC
  ALF, Advanced Laser Fluorometrics
  DIC, Dr Andrew Dickson
  pCO2 & pH, Dr Todd Martz
  Cetaceans and Avifauna, Visual and Acoustic Surveys


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