Announcement: NOAA RV Bell M Shimada sailed from Newport Oregon 24 Jan 2018. With the heavy seas & strong winds, RV Shimada should arrive at 10th Ave Marine Terminal San Diego Mon evening 29 Jan.
Cruise Dates: 01 -  11 Feb 2018
Loading: Loading & setup 29-31 Jan 2018 10th Ave Marine Terminal, San Diego
Sailing: 1000 01 Feb 2018
Offloading: 12 Feb 2018 San Francisco
Partiicpant Forms: NOAA Medical Forms - required for all cruise participants sailing 01 Feb 2018
Ship: FSV Bell M Shimada
Station plan: 48 Station station plan - with only 11 DAS, an abbreviated station pattern is required with offload in San Francisco
Cruise Map: CalCOFI 1802SH Predicted Station Pattern
Contacts: Bryan Overcash, Chief Scientist, NMFS
  Dave Wolgast, IOD (SIO Technical Coordinator)
Proposed station work: Seabird CTD / 24 bottle rosette cast (500m depth permitting)
  CTD Sensors: Bottle Samples:
  Temperature Salinity
  Conductivity Oxygen
  Oxygen Nutrients
  Fluorescence Chlorophyll-a
  Transmissomter Phaeopigments
  pH DIC
  Altimeter LTER ancillary
  CalBOBL(Bongo) net, 210m - all stations
  MANTA neuston net, all stations
  PRPOOS vertical net, lines 80 & 90, 86.7 & 83.3 coastal only
  Pairovet vertical net, 100m (coastal stations only ( to 70)
  Supplementary Data:
  SCS, Underway continuous surface and meterological measurements
  Ancillary LTER , Plankton abundance, biomass, Chl a size fractionations, POC, DOC
  Fisheries Acoustics
  DIC, new 2014-17 24 station sampling pattern
  Seabirds , Visual Observations
  Cetaceans, Visual and Acoustic Surveys