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					Please review all of the following information, including the gear allocations and field team members, to ensure accuracy. This plan is an agreement between VPR and your group, documenting the logistics support you will receive.

• Morison Project Information •
Lead Principal Investigator Institute Project Title / Grant #
Dr. James Morison University of Washington, Polar Science Center Collaborative Research: Ocean Pressure in the Arctic Derived From Satellite Gravity Observations and In Situ Pressure Measurements (0326109) and Collaborative Research: North Pole Station: A Distributed Long-Term Environmental Observatory (0352754) NSF/OPP ARCSS, Dr. Neil Swanberg and NSF/OPP RSL, Mr. Simon Stephenson Thomas Quinn

NSF Program and Manager VPR Project Manager

Logistics 0326109 This collaborative 0326109 (Morison, UW), 0324721 (Wahr, CU) and 0332234 (Kwok, JPL) will measure variations in central Arctic Ocean bottom pressure, sea level, and circulation. From 2004-2006, the team will deploy a total of nine bottom pressure recorders in a 100km array at the North Pole and the Lomonosov Ridge. Measurements taken with the BPRs will be compared to satellite data for validation. Logistics will be combined with the PI's North Pole Environmental Observatory project (0352754), with the addition of 3.5 annual helicopter support hours. Logistics 0352754 This collaborative project is composed of the following: 0352754 (Morison, UW LEAD), 0352984 (Falkner, OSU) and 0352687 (McPhee, McPhee Research) and will continue studies of environmental change in the North Pole region. From a sea ice camp near the North Pole, the project conducts mooring and drifting station deployments and retrievals, CTD and hydrographic surveys, and airborne sampling transects using either helicopters or twin otter support. The project will combine the logistics not only of the above listed collaborators, but also of other NPEO investigations such as the Michael Steele-led “Switchyard” campaign (0230427) and the John Christensen-led study of algal abundance and nutrient content (0352641). VPR will provide support at NPEO to include user days, air support, and fuel costs. VPR will also arrange Polar Continental Shelf Project and CFS Alert support and provide satellite phones and medical kits/service for the team.

For the complete VPR online project record for this grant, including science objectives, go to:
http://www.vecopolar.com/arlss_reports/arlss_projectsdetail.asp?cbPropNum=0326109 and http://www.vecopolar.com/arlss_reports/arlss_projectsdetail.asp?cbPropNum=0352754

• Steele Project Information •
Lead Principal Investigator Institute Project Title / Grant # NSF Program and Manager VPR Project Manager Michael Steele University of Washington, Polar Science Center Collaborative Research: Circulation in the Freshwater Switchyard of the Arctic Ocean (0230427) NSF/OPP ARCSS - SEARCH CHAMP FWI, Dr. Neil Swanberg Thomas Quinn

Logistics This collaborative study will research the circulation, variability, and driving mechanisms of the upper ocean in the freshwater switchyard of the Arctic Ocean and is composed of the following projects: 0230427 (Steele, APL LEAD), 0230238 (Schlosser, LDEO), 0229511(Kwok, JPL). This will be an aircraft-based operation, utilizing a helicopter and twin otter to conduct measurements of the "freshwater switchyard of the Arctic Ocean", an unexplored region north of the eastern Canadian Archipelago and Greenland, extending about 500-800 km into the central Arctic Ocean. Field work will be accomplished in close collaboration with and by researchers participating in the North Pole Environmental Observatory project (Morison, 9910305 and 0352754). VPR will provide air support.

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For the complete VPR online project record for this grant, including science objectives, go to:
http://www.vecopolar.com/arlss_reports/arlss_projectsdetail.asp?cbPropNum=0230427

• Christensen Project Information •
Lead Principal Investigator Institute Project Title / Grant # John Christensen Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Department of Ocean Sciences Collaborative Research: Annual Cycles of Nitrate and Phytoplankton Stocks using Optics at the North Pole Environmental Observatory (0352641) NSF/OPP CS, Dr. Jane Dionne Thomas Quinn

NSF Program and Manager VPR Project Manager

Logistics This collaboration between 0352641 (Christensen, Bigelow) and 0352656 (Pegau, OSU) will examine the seasonal changes in algal abundance and nutrient content under the central ice-pack. Beginning in 2005 two field team memberss will deploy two optical sensor sets on the NPEO mooring at about 50 m, near the base of the summer-time euphotic zone, and at 100-120 m. Logistics requirements will be combined under the North Pole lead project (Morison 0352754). See that record for logistics details.

For the complete VPR online project record for this grant, including science objectives, go to:
http://www.vecopolar.com/arlss_reports/arlss_projectsdetail.asp?cbPropNum=0352641

• Outstanding Issues •
Issue Review support plan for accuracy and distribute to all field team members Visit all hyperlinks and review all documents referred to in the support plan Responsibility PIs Field Team Members Date Completed

• Allocations & Services •
Allocations from Inventory Quant/Unit Item 5 Iridium satellite phones 1 Medical kit, field size 4 “Preway heater stoves” For more information on satellite phones, radios, manuals and other field communications support, please visit the VPR communications website at http://vpr.sri.com. Other Services Project Allocations Air Support: Twin Otter - PCSP Air Support: Helicopter – Bell 206 - PCSP Air Support: L100 – First Air Subcontract with Center POLUS for Borneo operations Medical Advisory Systems (MAS) support Provision of Services agreement w. CFS Alert

Comments ~45 hours @ Borneo/Alert w. deploy & redeploy ~20 hours @ Alert including deploy; GreenIce pays for redeploy. Heavy airlift from Yellowknife to Resolute User days, fuel, landing fees. Remote telemedicine if necessary. User days, fuel, etc.

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• Cargo and Customs •
UW will provide cargo transport from Seattle to Yellowknife. VPR will charter aircraft to provide transport between Yellowknife and Borneo. The cargo container from Seattle will be lifted to Resolute, emptied and returned to Yellowknife waiting to be loaded with retrograde cargo and returned to Seattle.

• Support Schedule •
Date 9-Apr 12-Apr 14-Apr 16-Apr 16-Apr 16-Apr 18-Apr 19-Apr 21-Apr 22-Apr 23-Apr 23-Apr 23-Apr 28-Apr 28-Apr 28-Apr 29-Apr 3-May 5-May 6-May 7-May Location Resolute Yellowknife Resolute Resolute > Borneo Borneo Resolute Resolute Resolute > Borneo Resolute > Borneo Resolute > Borneo Borneo Resolute > Borneo Resolute Resolute > Borneo Borneo > Resolute Resolute > Alert Alert Alert > Nares Alert Alert > Thule > Kanger Kanger > Scotia Activity First researcher arrives via commercial air L-100 flight to Resolute w. two pax Four pax arrive via HS-748 HS-748 flight #1 Mooring camp established Three pax arrive via commercial air Two pax (NSB) arrive via commercial air HS-748 flight #2 (NSB In) HS-748 flight #3 (NSB Out) Twin Otter arrives Mooring camp disestablished HS-748 flight #4 NSB personnel depart via commercial air HS-748 flight #5 (final flight) Position Switchyard to Alert Twin Otter departs for Alert Bell 206 Arrives Switchyard work begins K. Falkner to Nares Strait via Twin Switchyard work completed Personnel/cargo depart via C-130 Personnel/cargo return to the U.S.

• Field Team Information •
Name Heiberg, Andreas Stewart, Dean Johnson, Jim Boget, Eric Parkhurst, Kevin Aguilar, Paul Stalin, Scott Morison, Jamie Falkner, Kelly Kikuchi Takashi Langevin, Danielle Shaw, William Salo, Sigrid Christensen, John Location Borneo-NPEO Borneo-NPEO Borneo-NPEO Borneo-NPEO Borneo-NPEO Borneo-NPEO Borneo-NPEO Borneo-NPEO Borneo-NPEO Borneo-NPEO Borneo-NPEO Borneo-NPEO Borneo-NPEO Borneo-NPEO Date In 16-Apr 16-Apr 16-Apr 16-Apr 16-Apr 16-Apr 16-Apr 16-Apr 21-Apr 21-Apr 21-Apr 24-Apr 24-Apr 24-Apr Date Out 28-Apr 28-Apr 23-Apr 21-Apr 23-Apr 21-Apr 23-Apr 28-Apr 28-Apr 28-Apr 28-Apr 28-Apr 28-Apr 28-Apr

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Waluk, Chad TO pilot TO copilot TO mechanic Simberloff, Daniel (NSB) Rossmann, Michael (NSB) Steele, Mike Andersen, Roger Ermold, Wendy Smethie, William Chayes, Dale Perry, Richard Williams, Robert Heiberg, Andreas Falkner, Kelly TO pilot TO copilot TO mechanic Helicopter pilot

Borneo-NPEO Borneo-NPEO Borneo-NPEO Borneo-NPEO Borneo-NPEO Borneo-NPEO Alert-Switchyard Alert-Switchyard Alert-Switchyard Alert-Switchyard Alert-Switchyard Alert-Switchyard Alert-Switchyard Alert-Switchyard Alert-Switchyard Alert-Switchyard Alert-Switchyard Alert-Switchyard Alert-Switchyard

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• Project Contact Information •
Research Team Role
Principal Investigator 0326109, 0352754 Collaborator 0326109, 0230427 Collaborator 0326109 PI 0230427 Co-PI 0352754 Collaborator 0352754 Collaborator 0352754 Collaborator 0230427 Collaborator 0230427 PI 0352641 Collaborator 0352641

Name
James Morison Ronald Kwok John Wahr Michael Steele Kelly Falkner Miles McPhee Peter Schlosser William Smethie John Christensen Scott Pegau

Email
morison@apl.washington.edu ronald.kwok@jpl.nasa.gov wahr@lemond.colorado.edu mas@apl.washington.edu kfalkner@coas.oregonstate.edu miles@wolfenet.com peters@ldeo.columbia.edu bsmeth@ldeo.columbia.edu jchristensen@bigelow.org spegau@coas.oregonstate.edu

Phone / Fax
206-616-3142/ 818-354-5614 303-492-8349 206-543-6586/206-616-3142 541-737-3625/541-737-2064 509-658-2575/509-658-2575 845-365-8707/845-365-8155 845-365-8566/845-365-8176 207-633-9601/207-633.9641 541-737-5229

VPR Team Members Contact for
International operations Sat phones & comms MAS Denver operations

Name
Tom Quinn Roy Stehle Jason Buenning Jill Ferris

Email
tom@polarfield.com roy.stehle@sri.com jason@polarfield.com jill@polarfield.com

Primary Phone(s)
Denver: 303-883-8152 Menlo Park: 650.859.2552 Denver: 303.638.6669 Denver: 720.320.6155

VPR Office Denver
VECO Polar Resources 8392 S. Continental Divide Rd. #104 Littleton, CO 80127-4268 Tel: 303.984.1450/1439 Fax: 303.984.1445

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Other Organization Medical Advisory Services

Internet http://www.mas1.com

Phone 410.257.9504 410.257.9505 410.257.9506

• Safety, Environment, and Health •
Medical Advisory Systems (MAS) If you find yourself with a need for medical advice/assistance do not hesitate to contact Medical Advisory Systems. When first arriving to your field location please follow MAS' check in procedure to activate the MAS service. A MAS representative will provide detailed instructions for how to use the MAS service in future emergencies. It is crucial that each field team member understand how to use the MAS service in the field. For further information on MAS please visit our website http://www.vecopolar.com/ and navigate to Medical>Remote Medical Services/Kits. MAS Check-In Procedure Call 410.257.9504/9505/9506 and be ready to provide the following information: Your Name Your contact PI information Camp information (indicate that you are VECO Polar Resources-supported researchers conducting and the location in which you are conducting remote work) Risk Assessment Risk Problems with ground transportation Borneo politics Customs problems Air support coordination Equipment failure

Mitigation Ship cargo to Seattle and Yellowknife as early as possible. Work w. established provider but prepare for shift to secondary provider if necessary. Utilize proven Customs Broker. Work closely w. PCSP to obtain experienced personnel for each aircraft. Field test extensively before deployment. If necessary keep spares in Resolute.

• Critical Success Factors •
Please list the factors that are most important for the success of your science. We track these factors in order to measure the success of VPR’s support. Examples might be the availability of the helicopter or camp gear. Factors Quality of support at CFS Alert Borneo ready upon arrival Tents/berthing at Borneo Food at Borneo Camp functionality Helicopter support Fixed wing support

• Government Performance and Reporting Act of 1993 (GPRA) •
NSF/OPP requires your help in complying with the Government Performance and Reporting Act of 1993 (GPRA). One measure of VPR's performance is a "facility-performance metric” which counts the number of productive days your project has in the field while relying on VPR facilities or support. Please keep track of any “lost days” and report these to us at the end of the season.

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