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  Hg isotopes in biota  -  2015  -  Kilo Moana  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Isotopic insights to mercury in marine food
webs and how it varies with ocean biogeochemistry
Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Brian Popp, UH_SOEST Project Institution: UH_SOEST
Project ID: 104231 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 2/3/2014 6:13:00 PM Created By: Brian Popp
Date Last Modified: 7/3/2014 9:24:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/CO - 1433846 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Summary of Fieldwork: The overarching goal of this project is to determine how contrasting biogeochemical conditions in the North Pacific Ocean affect the depth of net MMHg production and thus the depth at which MMHg enters and is subsequently bioaccumulated in the marine food web.

We propose to collect zooplankton using a 1m2 MOCNESS, micronekton using a 10m2 MOCNESS and particles using large volume in situ pumps at two stations in the equatorial Pacific (5N, 155W, 10N, 155W) during a single cruise ideally in the summertime of 2015. The concentration and isotopic composition of Hg will be analyzed in these samples.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Summary of Facility Requirements: We will need s CTD/Rosette, 1m2 and 10m2 MOCNESS trawls, 0.322 or 0.681 EM wire for towing, trace metal clean block and line for GoFLO deployments and sufficient deck space/A frame/winch for deployment and recovery of small drifting array with VERTEX style sediment traps.
Summary of other requirements and comments: We request ship time in August or September 2015 in order to coincide with collection made at Station ALOHA in August/September 2014.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1006729 Created By: Brian Popp
Date Last Modified: 2/3/2014 6:13:00 PM Date Submitted: 2/3/2014 6:13:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2015 Ship/Facility: Kilo Moana
Optimum Start Date: 8/15/2015 Dates to Avoid: We need mid to late summer to coincide with collection of similar material at Station ALOHA in August/September 2014.
Earliest Start Date: 7/15/2015 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/15/2015 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
20 1 1 8 30
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:
We suggest the Kilo Moana because its home port is Honolulu, Hawaii and it would simplify logistics (closest to sites, minimize shipping costs and transit days). One of our PIs (Drazen) has a cruise scheduled in Spring 2015. We request 10 days on each of two stations in order to allow sufficient time to collect samples based on our prior experience. Transit time assumes 10 knot and is 8 days using a great circle calculation. One cruise is requested in late summer 2015 to coincide with similar collection made at Station ALOHA August/September 2014.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Eq Pacific
Description of Op Area: Equatorial Pacific. Two station located at 5N, 155W and 10N 155W. Suggest home port as Honolulu.
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
21.31° N / 157.8° W map
88 map
NP12 map
21.31° N / 157.8° W map
88 map
NP12 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
Honolulu, HI, USA None Honolulu, HI, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
No intermediate port stops are necessary. Home port of Honolulu would simplify logistics.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Brian Popp, UH_SOEST
# in Science Party 14 # 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 We request two marine technicians from University of Hawaii in order to allow around the clock operations at sea. We request one technician from Scripps (Meghan K. Donohue) to assist with the 10m2 MOCNESS operations as we have done in the past.
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 workSelected 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.

1m2 and 10m2 MOCNESS. The 10m2 MOCNESS will be used by us at Station ALOHA in February and August 2014.

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.
We request CTD equipped with 24 12-L sample bottles, fluormeter, O2 sensor, PAR sensor and transmissometer. We request the UH 1m2 MOCNESS and the SIO 10m2 MOCNESS. We also request a small winch to deploy a floating array equipment with small VERTEX style sediment traps and a trace metal clean block and Kevlar line for use with GoFlo bottles.

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