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  Recovery of Seamount  -  2015  -  Thomas G. Thompson  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Recovery of Seamount Precious Coral Beds From Heavy Trawling Disturbance Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Amy Baco-Taylor, FSU Project Institution: FSU
Project ID: 103786 Version #: 5
Date Submitted: 2/14/2013 4:48:00 PM Created By: Amy Baco-Taylor
Date Last Modified: 1/11/2017 4:20:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - 1334652 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Year 1 - AUV photo surveys of seamounts in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands and Emperor Seamounts. Depth Range 300-600m

Year 2 - ROV or submersible surveys of seamounts in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands and Emperor Seamounts. Sampling of deep-sea megafauna. Depth Range 300-600m
Summary of Facility Requirements: Year 1 - We request the Sentry AUV or the Nereus HROV. We also request a ship capable of launch/recovery of Sentry AUV or Nereus HROV. It is critical to have ship's multibeam system that can acquire backscatter data. RV Thompson is first choice if it has backscatter capable multibeam. Total request for vehicle and ship time is 39 days including transits between stations but not including transit to/from port.

Year 2 - Request the ROV JasonII, Nereus in ROV mode, or Alvin. We also request a support ship capable of launch/recovery of Jason II ROV, Nereus, or Alvin. Backscatter is not required for this cruise. Total request for vehicle and ship time is 34 days including transits between stations but not including transit to/from port.
Summary of other requirements and comments: -80 freezer required on-board ship
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1006041 Created By: Amy Baco-Taylor
Date Last Modified: 1/11/2017 4:20:00 PM Date Submitted: 2/14/2013 4:48:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2015 Ship/Facility: Thomas G. Thompson
Optimum Start Date: 8/1/2015 Dates to Avoid: Seas are generally best in this region in the fall season.
This cruise should be approximately 1 year from first cruise, dates are flexible
Earliest Start Date:   Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date:   Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
34 0 0 0 34
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:
Any ship large enough to deploy the Jason II ROV would be fine for this request. Or of course the Atlantis if we use the Alvin instead.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Description of Op Area: Seamounts in the far Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and Emperor Seamount Chain, following along the Hawaiian Ridge
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
36° N / 171° E map
127 map
NP08 map
25° N / 172° W map
90 map
NP11 map
  Show Degrees Minutes    
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
Midway Island, US Pacific Islands, USA None Honolulu, HI, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Midway is the closest port, Honolulu can also be used but requires longer transit. We prefer to end in Honolulu to facilitate shipping of frozen samples and cruise supplies.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Amy Baco-Taylor, FSU
# in Science Party 25 # of different science teams 2 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements Science berthing estimate includes team of 10 for Jason II or submersible ops.

1 technician included in case required for operating ship's CTD and rosette
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.

We request a CTD with oxygen sensor and rosette. The primary purpose would be to get water column 14C profiles along with CTD and oxygen data.

We will also require a -80 freezer for preservation of genetic samples at sea.

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)
Selected AlvinUnselected Clelia (HBOI)Unselected JSL I & II (HBOI)Selected Other HOV
Other Facility
Unselected MISO Facility - deep-sea imagingUnselected Other FacilityUnselected Potential Fields Pool Equipment 
Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
Selected 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.
Require Jason II, Nereus in ROV mode, or Alvin with appropriate support ship. Key requirement for vehicle is ability to take samples of deep-sea corals.

Pisces IV/V with KOK support ship based in Honolulu would also work very well for this project and has been used for sampling in same areas, depths, and species successfully.

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