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 R/V Rachel Carson

Purpose: Planned Expedition Timeline: Transit South: February 10-15, 2015 February 10: Depart Moss Landing, California. February 14: Arrive La Paz, Baja California. Port Stop at La Paz: February 16-17, 2015 February 16: Hans Thomas, Duane Thompson, Doug Conlin, and David Caress arrive. February 17: Alejandro Hinojosa arrives. Leg 1: February 18-24, 2014 February 18: Depart La Paz, Baja California. o Mapping AUV operations for Jim Barry and Charlie Paull o AUV Ops by Hans Thomas, Doug Conlin, Duane Thompson, and David Caress February 24: Arrive La Paz, Baja California. Port Stop at La Paz: February 25-26, 2015 February 25: Alejandro Hinojosa departs. February 26: Giancarlo Troni arrives. Elias Meneses-Quiroz arrives Leg 2: February 27-March 7 February 27: Depart La Paz, Baja California. o Mapping AUV operations along Alarcon Rise, on Alarcon Seamount, and in Pescadero Basin for David Clague o AUV Ops by Hans Thomas, Doug Conlin, Duane Thompson, Giancarlo Troni, and David Caress March 7: Arrive La Paz, Baja California. Port Stop at La Paz: March 8-10, 2015 Doug Conlin departs Elias Meneses-Quiroz departs Octavio Oberto arrives Dale Graves arrives Jim Barry present during port stop o Mobilize MiniROV onto R/V Carson Leg 3: March 11-15 March 11: Depart La Paz, Baja California. o Mapping AUV and MiniROV operations within the Cabo Pulmo marine protected area for Packard Foundation and its Mexican partners o AUV Ops by Hans Thomas, Erich Rienecker, Giancarlo Troni, and David Caress o MiniROV Ops by Dale Graves and Giancarlo Troni o AUV and MiniROV operations are daytime only o Shore based participants will transfer to/from R/V Carson via chartered small boat o Shore based participants will include Jim Barry and an unknown number of Packard Foundation and Mexican collaborators o David Caress and Giancarlo Troni will depart R/V Carson at the end of MiniROV operations and will not ride the transit to La Paz o Sequence of operations: o March 11: Transit to Cabo Pulmo o March 12: Mapping AUV survey offshore Cabo Pulmo o March 13: MiniROV dives offshore Cabo Pulmo o March 14: MiniROV dives offshore Cabo Pulmo o March 15: Transit to La Paz March 15: Arrive La Paz, Baja California. Port Stop at La Paz: March 16-17, 2015 David Caress already departed from Cabo Pulmo Giancarlo Troni already departed from Cabo Pulmo Dale Graves departs Duane Thompson departs Hans Thomas depart Octavio Oberto departs o Demobilize MiniROV from R/V Carson Transit North: March 18-22, 2015 March 18: Depart La Paz, Baja California. March 22: Arrive Ensenada, Baja California. Port Stop at Ensenada: March 23-24, 2015 Hans Thomas, Doug Conlin, and David Caress arrive. AUV new hire arrives Sergio Arregui arrives Leg 4: March 25-April 3 March 25: Depart Ensenada. o Mapping AUV operations studying active fault zones offshore northern Baja for Charlie Paull o AUV Ops by Hans Thomas, Doug Conlin, AUV new hire, and David Caress April 1: Begin transit to Moss Landing California April 3: Arrive Moss Landing California

Chief scientist: Jim Barry

Scheduled start time: 2/9/2015 8:00:00 PM UTC
[2/9/2015 1:00:00 PM Pacific]

Scheduled end time: 4/3/2015 11:30:00 PM UTC
[4/3/2015 4:30:00 PM Pacific]

Equipment: Mapping AUV.