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  Dimensions 2015  -  2018  -  Kilo Moana  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Dimensions: Collaborative Research: Life at extremes: Linking the phylogenetic and genomic diversity of ctenophores to ecophysiological adaptations in the deep sea Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Steven Haddock, MBARI Project Institution: MBARI
Project ID: 104835 Version #: 5
Date Submitted: 4/9/2015 1:36:00 AM Created By: Steven Haddock
Date Last Modified: 9/8/2017 12:08:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/BIO/DEB - 1542679 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: We will conduct blue-water diving, mid-water trawls and potentially use a fly-away ROV to collect ctenophores. This work will take place in the lee of Oahu and the big island of Hawaii.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Support for blue-water SCUBA diving. Wet lab space for conducting metabolism experiments.
Summary of other requirements and comments: We will need a 0.68 conducting cable. MBARI's miniROV will not be available for our 2017 cruise, but we expect to have it for our 2018 cruise.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1007739 Created By: Steven Haddock
Date Last Modified: 9/8/2017 12:08:00 PM Date Submitted: 4/9/2015 1:36:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2018 Ship/Facility: Kilo Moana
Optimum Start Date: 10/17/2018 Dates to Avoid: N/A
Earliest Start Date: 10/1/2018 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 12/1/2018 Other Ship(s): N/A

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
10 1 1 0 12
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: N/A
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
We requested two years in succession, and want the dates to be roughly 18 months apart. So this second cruise should be in October/November 2018.

Two Conflict Dates: We have a MBARI cruise in July/August off CA. Haddock is chair of the 15th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium that will be held September 9-14, 2018 in Monterey, California.

It looks like MBARI's miniROV will be available in October for us to use, and we would like to coordinate scheduling with MBARI to be able to use the ROV on the KM. We ended up using the KOK for the first cruise (without the ROV) and that ship worked well for us. We'll need to bring extra tech support for the ROV so our science party will be bigger.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Description of Op Area: Lee of Oahu/Lee of Hawaii
Op Area Size/Dia.: 250
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
21.32° N / 157.88° W map
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NP12 map
21.32° N / 157.88° 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: Erik V. Thuesen, Evergreen
# in Science Party 30 # 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 Our midwater trawl uses a mocness type opening/closing release system. Our blue water diving will need a small boat to support the divers. We will provide technical support for the mini-ROV.
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)Selected 0.680 Coax Wire
Selected 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.

We will by using MBARI's miniROV on this cruise to collect ctenophores. See for more information.

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 JasonSelected 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 will by using MBARI's miniROV on this cruise to collect ctenophores. See for more information.

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