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  Loihi seismicity  -  2010  -  Kilo Moana  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Seismicity and velocity structure of Lo`ihi submarine volcano Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Caplan-Auerbach, WWU-geol Project Institution: WWU-geol
Project ID: 101661 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 8/12/2008 3:33:00 PM Created By: Jacqueline Caplan-Auerbach
Date Last Modified: 6/24/2009 9:32:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/MGG - ARRA 0851128 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: We will deploy 12 short period OBS's (from the OBSIP) on and around Lo`ihi submarine volcano, Hawai`i. Instruments will be deployed at depths ranging from 1200 m to 4400 m. Each site will be surveyed following deployment, per OBSIP operations. The deployment cruise will take 6.5 days (including one weather day), and the retrieval cruise will take 6 days. Cruises will both begin and end in Honolulu.
Summary of Facility Requirements: A vessel is required that can support OBSIP operations. The science party will include at least 7 people.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1002342 Created By: Jacqueline Caplan-Auerbach
Date Last Modified: 8/12/2008 3:37:00 PM Date Submitted: 8/12/2008 3:33:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2010 Ship/Facility: Kilo Moana
Optimum Start Date: 9/15/2010 Dates to Avoid: Weather is poor over Lo`ihi for much of the year. The best months for shipboard operations are August/September and May/June
Earliest Start Date: 8/15/2010 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/30/2010 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
5 0 0 2 7
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements:
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
As stated above, weather is best in this region during August/September and May/June. A vessel is required that can support OBSIP operations.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Lo`ihi seamount
Description of Op Area: Above Lo`ihi submarine volcano, approximately 30 km south of Hawai`i Island.
Op Area Size/Dia.: ~20 km diameter
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
20.9° N / 156.75° W map
88 map
NP12 map
20.9° N / 156.75° W map
88 map
NP12 map
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Foreign Clearance and Permitting Requirements
Foreign Clearance Required? No Coastal States:
 Important Info on Foreign Research Clearances  

Are you or any member in your science party bringing in any science equipment items which are regulated for export by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)?
No If yes, have you applied for the necessary permits through your export control office? No
 Questions about ITAR/EAR regulations?

Comments about foreign clearance requirements or
description of any other special permitting requirements
(e.g., MMPA, ESA, IHA, Marine Sanctuaries, etc.)
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Honolulu, HI, USA None Honolulu, HI, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Jacqueline Caplan-Auerbach, WWU-geol
# in Science Party 8 # of different science teams 1 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements OBSIP will provide two technicians. The PI and co-investigator will provide at least 4 and possibly up to 6, watchstanders.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPUnselected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Unselected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireUnselected Stern A-frameUnselected Fiber Optic (.681)Unselected 0.680 Coax Wire
Unselected SCUBA DivingUnselected Radioisotope use - briefly describeUnselected NO Radioisotope use/Natural level workUnselected Other Operator Provided Inst. - Describe
0 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

Facilities are required for OBS operations (from the OBSIP).

Major Ancillary Facilities (that require coordination of schedules with ship schedule)
Unselected Helicopter Ops (USCG)Unselected Twin OtterUnselected Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) 
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)
Unselected Other AUVUnselected Sentry  
Coring Facility
Unselected Jumbo Piston CoringUnselected Large Gravity Core Unselected MC800 multicorer w/ MISO camera/telemetryUnselected OSU Coring Facility (MARSSAM)
Unselected Other Large Coring FacilityUnselected WHOI Long Core  
Human Occupied Vehicle (HOV)
Unselected AlvinUnselected Clelia (HBOI)Unselected JSL I & II (HBOI)Unselected Other HOV
Other Facility
Unselected MISO Facility - deep-sea imagingUnselected Other FacilityUnselected Potential Fields Pool Equipment 
Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
Unselected JasonUnselected Other ROV  
Seismic Facility
Unselected Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Center (OBSIC)Selected Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool (OBSIP)Unselected Ocean-Bottom Seismometer Program (UTIG)Unselected Other Seismic/OBS Facility
Unselected PASSCALUnselected Portable MCS groupUnselected Portable MCS/SCS groupUnselected U.S. Geological Survey Ocean Bottom Seismometer Facility (USGS at WHOI)
Towed Underwater Vehicle
Unselected ARGO IIUnselected Hawaii MR1 (HMRG)Unselected IMI12 (HMRG)Unselected IMI120 (HMRG - formerly DSL 120A)
Unselected IMI30 (HMRG)Unselected Other Towed Underwater VehicleUnselected Towfish 
UNOLS Van Pool
Unselected AUV Lab Van #1Unselected Clean Lab VanUnselected Cold Lab VanUnselected General Purpose Lab Van
Unselected Radioisotope Lab VanUnselected Wet Lab Van  
UNOLS Winch Pool
Unselected Mooring SpoolerUnselected Portable WinchUnselected Turn Table 
Explain Major Ancillary Facilities
Requirements and list description
and provider for "other" systems.

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