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  MIXET  -  2012  -  Kilo Moana  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Mixing in the equatorial thermocline (MIXET) Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Kelvin Richards, UH_SOEST Project Institution: UH_SOEST
Project ID: 102348 Version #: 7
Date Submitted: 2/10/2010 4:12:00 PM Created By: Kelvin Richards
Date Last Modified: 4/13/2011 3:33:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/PO - 1029722 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: 2 cruises to the western equatorial Pacific will examine mixing in the equatorial thermocline. Cruise 1 will complete an ADCP survey along 156E together with LADCP/CTD stations every 0.5 degree, deploy 5 moorings each equipped with a McLane Moored Profiler, perform a repeated high spatial resolution LADCP/CTD/microstructure meridional section between the equator and 2N over 9 days, and a timeseries of LADCP/CTD/microstructure profiles at a fixed location over 7 days. Data from the ship's hull mounted ADCP will be recorded throughout the sampling period. Cruise 2 will repeat the ADCP/ LADCP/CTD/microstructure work of Cruise 1, and recover the moorings. The time between cruises will be 6 months.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Ship's ADCP system (the 300kHz, 38kHZ combination on the Kilo Moana is preferred)
Ship's CTD (with dual C and T probes) and ancillary instruments
Small crane to aid deployment and recovered of tethered microstructure instrument
TSE mooring winch for mooring work
multibeam for bathymetry survey of mooring sites
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1003566 Created By: Kelvin Richards
Date Last Modified: 4/13/2011 3:33:00 PM Date Submitted: 2/10/2010 4:12:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2012 Ship/Facility: Kilo Moana
Optimum Start Date: 2/1/2012 Dates to Avoid: May-June 2012. Dates of likely cruise of the R/V Onnuri (KORDI) which will be operating in the same region. The same instrument (microstructure probe) will be used on the Korean and US cruises.
Earliest Start Date: 1/1/2012 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 1/1/2013 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
52 2 2 4 60
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
Yes Interval: 6 months # of Cruises: 2

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: Cruise 1 is 28 days (inc. 2 days transit). Moorings deployed. Batteries of moored profilers will last 6 months. Deployment is preferred in the boreal winter or summer so that the winter/summer difference in conditions is covered by the 6 month deployment.

Cruise 2 is 28 days (inc 2 days transit). Moorings recovered.

1 full day of loading and unloading is required for each cruise
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
The Kilo Moana is the preferred ship because of its combination of 300kHz Workhouse and 38kHz Ocean Surveyor hull mounted ADCPs, giving good resolution in the surface layer and deep penetration.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Description of Op Area: Western equatorial Pacific. Principle work along 156E from 5N to 2S. Small longitudinal excursions from 156E of order 1 degree.
Op Area Size/Dia.: Line is 420nm
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
5° N / 156° E map
21 map
NP10 map
2° N / 156° E map
21 map
NP10 map
  Show Degrees Minutes    
Foreign Clearance and Permitting Requirements
Foreign Clearance Required? Yes Coastal States:

Papua New Guinea, Micronesia
 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
Pohnepi Harbor, Caroline Islands, Micronesia None Apra Harbor, Guam
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Pohnepi is close to the study area. Loading/unloading can be done in Honolulu and/or Guam.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Kelvin Richards, UH_SOEST
# in Science Party 15 # 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 24hr CTD operations will be undertaken for several days on each cruise
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 needed for site location of each mooring

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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