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  Deep water food web  -  2014  -  Kilo Moana  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Evaluating the relative importance of suspended and sinking particles to the meso and bathypelagic food web in the central North Pacific Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey C. Drazen, UH_SOEST Project Institution: UH_SOEST
Project ID: 103806 Version #: 3
Date Submitted: 2/12/2013 2:59:00 AM Created By: Jeffrey C. Drazen
Date Last Modified: 8/18/2014 1:58:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - 1333734 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Evaluation of the relative importance of suspended and sinking particles to the deep midwater food web including zooplankton and micronekton. Sampling will occur from the surface to at least 1500m deep to study how the importance of different size classes of particles varies with depth. Two cruises will occur to Station ALOHA (Hawaii) for 8 days each to evaluate seasonal variations.

During each cruise in situ pumps will be used to sample particles at various depths. The UH 1m MOCNESS system will be used to sample zooplankton (day and night tows) and the 10m MOCNESS system (from SIO) will be used to capture micronekton (day and night tows). CTD casts will also be conducted for water column characterization.
Summary of Facility Requirements: large ship capable of towing nets including 10m MOCNESS
CTD rosette
McClane in situ pumps
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1006070 Created By: Jeffrey C. Drazen
Date Last Modified: 8/18/2014 1:58:00 PM Date Submitted: 2/12/2013 2:59:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2014 Ship/Facility: Kilo Moana
Optimum Start Date: 2/1/2014 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 1/15/2013 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 2/28/2013 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
21 2 2 2 27
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
Yes Interval: 6 months # of Cruises: 3

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: The cruises are timed to match the high and low periods of particle flux.
The first cruise should occur in February and the second in August,
EACH CRUISE = 8 DAYS (7 science and 1 transit)

In THIS AMMENDMENT of the request we are requesting 5 additional days in ~Feb of 2015 to be added to the time awarded to Matt McCarthy's cruise to Station Aloha
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
A full justification for the request of the 5 additional science days was emailed to Rose Dufour and Dave Garrison (on July 15th). As this cruise extends a seasonal sampling schedule we request that the time occur in Feb/March as an extension of Matt McCarthy's already awarded sea days.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
North Pacific
Description of Op Area: Station ALOHA
Op Area Size/Dia.: 25
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
23° N / 158° W map
88 map
NP12 map
23° N / 158° 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

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Jeffrey C. Drazen, UH_SOEST
# in Science Party 15 # 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 We will work around the clock doing day and night tows so there will be at least two teams of scientists for the trawls plus another team for the in situ pumping. We request a UH based technician and also two MOCNESS techs from SIO to help with the setup and operation of the 10m system.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected 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.

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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