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  Dynamic Camo II  -  2012  -  Kilo Moana  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Dynamic Camouflage: Cross-award collaboration Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Alison M. Sweeney, UPenn Project Institution: UCSB
Project ID: 102735 Version #: 5
Date Submitted: 11/22/2010 7:49:00 PM Created By: Alison M. Sweeney
Date Last Modified: 6/16/2011 8:20:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NAVY/ONR - ONR Project ID# 102735 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: We will be use half our wire time collecting animals and half our wire time conducting optical measurements. We will collecting animals from the midwater using a Tucker trawl system, and via scuba diving. Optical measurements will be via CTD and custom-built photometers provided by the collaborators.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will require an A-frame and winch with data-conducting cable for midwater trawling operations. Optical instruments will be deployed with J-frame or custom-built mounts installed on the ship's rail. A CTD may be provided by the project's collaborators, but we may also need to use the ship's instrument. Small boat operations will be required for scuba-based animal collections, and we will need a dive tank compressor for scuba operations.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1004212 Created By: Alison M. Sweeney
Date Last Modified: 6/16/2011 8:20:00 PM Date Submitted: 11/22/2010 7:49:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2012 Ship/Facility: Kilo Moana
Optimum Start Date: 6/1/2012 Dates to Avoid: We originally planned this cruise for November 2011 but a miscommunication with ONR prevented us from getting on the schedule for that date. If it is becomes possible to schedule this in November 2011, that is optimal. If not, then Summer 2012 is the next best option.
Earliest Start Date: 6/1/2012 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/1/2012 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
10 2 1 0 13
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:
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Offshore Hawaii
Description of Op Area: Deep ocean (>3000 m bottom depth) immediately south of Honolulu (goal is midwater trawling and optical measurements to ~1000 m)
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
21.5° N / 157.5° W map
88 map
NP12 map
21.5° N / 157.5° 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
We are planning to work in the midwater in deep water (>2000m) immediately off Honolulu, so do not require any intermediate or more distant port stops.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Alison M. Sweeney, UPenn
# in Science Party 30 # of different science teams 3 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements The purpose of this cruise is to provide collaborative data between three teams of biologists and physical oceanographers. We will require 9 science berths for each of the three teams, in addition to two resident technicians, one to assist with biology operations, and another to assist with optical/physical oceanography operations.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPUnselected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Unselected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireUnselected Stern A-frameSelected Fiber Optic (.681)Unselected 0.680 Coax Wire
Selected 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.

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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