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  HOT  -  2016  -  Kilo Moana  
  Project Information  
Project Title: The Hawaii Ocean Time-series (HOT): Sustaining ocean ecosystem and climate observations in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Matthew Church, UM Project Institution: UH_SOEST
Project ID: 103508 Version #: 4
Date Submitted: 8/5/2012 6:04:00 PM Created By: Matthew Church
Date Last Modified: 12/20/2016 8:34:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/CO - OCE 1260164 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Occupations of Station ALOHA (22.75N, 158W) for 4 days over 10 months each year of the project. Operations include full ocean depth CTD profiling, deploying of surface tethered drifting arrays, 0-200 m net tows, and shipboard deployments of upper ocean optical instruments.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Vessel capable of berthing up to 28 scientists/students/educators. Deep sea
winch, mooring winch, capstan, MET-tower, seawater intake system
Summary of other requirements and comments: HOT is a near-monthly time series and requires cruises spaced evenly throughout the year.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1005549 Created By: Matthew Church
Date Last Modified: 12/20/2016 8:34:00 AM Date Submitted: 8/5/2012 6:04:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2016 Ship/Facility: Kilo Moana
Optimum Start Date: 1/1/2016 Dates to Avoid: Near-monthly, approximately equally spaced.
Earliest Start Date: 1/1/2016 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 1/1/2016 Other Ship(s): N/A

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
50 0 0 0 50
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
Yes Interval: near-monthly 4 day cruises # of Cruises: 10

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: Near-monthly cruises (evenly spaced throughout the year), 4 days in duration, 10 cruises total for the year.
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
The HOT program has conducted approximately monthly shipboard sampling at our study site (Station ALOHA, 22.75N, 158W) since 1988. The current request includes 40 days of shiptime/year to maintain this time series. The Kilo Moana is well suited for HOT program sampling, including suitable berthing (we generally bring >20 scientists) and science equipment for our research.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Station ALOHA
Description of Op Area: Station ALOHA is the long term study site for the HOT program
Op Area Size/Dia.: 6
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
22.75° N / 158° W map
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NP12 map
22.75° N / 158° W map
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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 Honolulu, HI, USA, Honolulu, HI, USA 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: Matthew Church, UM
# in Science Party 26 # 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 HOT routinely staffs cruises with 22-26 people, including technical staff, students (undergraduates and graduates), post-docs, and ancillary science users
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningSelected ADCPUnselected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Unselected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireUnselected Stern A-frameUnselected Fiber Optic (.681)Unselected 0.680 Coax Wire
Unselected SCUBA DivingSelected Radioisotope use - briefly describeUnselected NO Radioisotope use/Natural level workUnselected Other Operator Provided Inst. - Describe
2 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

HOT utilizes 14C and 3H radioisotopes (the program supplies radiation approved working laboratory vans). In addition, we require a single supply van that houses spare parts for the CTD rosette and associated electronics.

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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