Announcement: CalCOFI 1804RL Draft Cruise Instructions pending
Cruise Dates:  04 Apr 2018 (Wed) -  26 Apr 2018 (Thu)
Loading: Tentative Loading & Setup 02-03 Apr 2018 with departure 04 Apr 2018
Offloading: 27 Apr 2018 (Fri) San Francisco, CA
Partiicpant Forms: NOAA Medical Forms - required for all cruise participants sailing Jan 09 2018
Ship: FSV Bell M Shimada
Station plan: 104 Stations (95 CalCOFI + 9 SCCOOS)
Cruise Map:
Contacts: Bryan Overcash, Chief Scientist, NMFS
  James Wilkinson, 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