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  SAMOAEX  -  2011  -  Kilo Moana  
  Project Information  
Principal Investigator: Matthew H. Alford, SIO Project Institution: UW_APL
Project ID: 102298 Version #: 7
Date Submitted: 2/8/2010 2:51:00 PM Created By: John Mickett
Date Last Modified: 1/10/2013 6:31:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/PO - 1029268 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: We are proposing to study the volume, salt, heat and oxygen fluxes through the deep Samoan Passage using a lowered ADCP, profiling moorings and microstructure profilers provided by collaborator Carter. We are specifically interested in the role of internal waves and mixing in modifying these fluxes. Three cruises are planned: a short (4-day) mapping cruise in March 2011 to collect necessary bathymetry data, then two longer (40-day) survey cruises in March 2012 and Sept. 2013. A total of 9 moorings will be deployed during the first cruise, 4 of which will be deployed at the end of the cruise and will remain deployed until the second cruise. Five moorings are planned to be deployed during the second cruise.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Global class research vessel capable of deploying full-depth (5000 m) moorings with deck space for gear associated with up to 5 moorings (anchors, floats, wire, etc.) and capable of being underway for 40 days w/out resupply. Deck space on an intermediate class ship is not sufficient to accomodate mooring gear. Also, global class ship must have TSE mooring winch or equivalent. Port facility with appropriate equip. for handling heavy mooring gear (forklifts) and capable of loading/storing a 40ft. intermodal container.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1003467 Created By: John Mickett
Date Last Modified: 1/10/2013 6:31:00 PM Date Submitted: 2/8/2010 2:51:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2011 Ship/Facility: Kilo Moana
Optimum Start Date: 10/1/2011 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 3/1/2011 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 12/6/2011 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
4 0 0 3 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:
Transit time is round-trip from Pago Pago, American Samoa. Ideally, this survey could be conducted while the ship is enroute to another location, potentially reducing travel time to a day or less. Ships with newer multibeam survey systems (e.g. EM120) such as the Melville will be able to conduct the survey in less time because of the greater swath-width to depth ratio for these systems.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Samoan Passage
Description of Op Area: Aprox. 10 deg. S, 169.5 deg. W, 60 x 60 km area approx. 300 nautical miles north of American Samoa.
Op Area Size/Dia.: approx. 70 nm in diameter.
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
Foreign Clearance and Permitting Requirements
Foreign Clearance Required? Yes Coastal States:

New Zealand
 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 Apia, Western Samoa
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Since this is a mapping cruise and we will likely not have any science party members aboard, the start and end ports are arbitrary and should be ones that are the best logistically. Ideally, the survey could be conducted enroute to another location.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Matthew H. Alford, SIO
# in Science Party 2 # 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 We will need a technician to operate the multibeam mapping system and process the mapping data.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPSelected 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.

Multibeam must be capable of measuring full-depth ocean (6000 m) with spatial resolution on scales of 100's of meters or less if possible.

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)Unselected 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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