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  Bering Sea Jellyfish  -  2018  -  Coastal/Local  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Demographic structure and recruitment patterns of the scyphozoan, Chrysaora melanaster, in the Bering Sea: the influence of climate on ecosystem function Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Hongsheng Bi, UMD_CES Project Institution: UMD_CES
Project ID: 105057 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 10/1/2015 9:44:00 AM Created By: Hongsheng Bi
Date Last Modified: 9/1/2016 8:42:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OPP/ARC - 1602488 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Sample small jellyfish, zooplankton, large jellyfish and fish

1. Flow through zooplankton imaging system, “in-flow-ZOOVIS”: The instrument pumps water through an on-deck zooplankton imaging system continuously while the boat is steaming among stations to get the horizontal distribution of near surface zooplankton (30um – 3cm).

2. The ARIS sonar imaging system: The system will record images continuously while the boat is steaming to get the fine scale spatial distribution of organisms > 3cm including fish and jellyfish throughout the entire water column.

3. Towed zooplankton imaging system, towed-ZOOVIS: This system will be towed on an up and down undulated trajectory to get the fine scale spatial distribution of zooplankton and jellyfish (including vertical distribution).

4. 1 m2 square net sample to collect zooplankton and jellyfish samples for validation of imagery data and providing jellyfish samples for age analysis.
Summary of Facility Requirements: 1. An A frame and a winch (>1000lb)

2. Need to configure the flow through zooplankton imaging system to pump surface water through the system.

3. Need to configure the ARIS Sonar imaging system using existing deployment device for ADCP
Summary of other requirements and comments: Both our sampling time and sampling area are quite flexible. We request minimum ship time, 5 days in late spring and 5 days in late summer in 2017 and 2018. We could simply utilize other cruise opportunities in this region without requesting our own ship time.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Collaborative Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1008121 Created By: Hongsheng Bi
Date Last Modified: 7/8/2016 9:24:00 AM Date Submitted: 10/1/2015 9:44:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2018 Ship/Facility: Coastal/Local
Optimum Start Date: 7/20/2018 Dates to Avoid: Flexible
Earliest Start Date: 6/1/2017 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/1/2015 Other Ship(s): n/a

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
5 1 1 2 9
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
Yes Interval: 2 months # of Cruises: 2

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: The summer cruise will be in late July - September
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
We could any vessels with an A-frame and a winch with >1000lb capacity.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
SE Bering Sea
Description of Op Area: 1) sample inner shelf, middle shelf, and outer shelf.
2) sample near Alaska Peninsula
3) adequate north-south coverage
Op Area Size/Dia.: 300
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
57.07° N / 160.07° W map
197 map
NP05 map
57.67° N / 167.07° W map
197 map
NP05 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
Dutch Harbor, AK, USA None, , None, None,
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: Hongsheng Bi, UMD_CES
# in Science Party 2 # 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 work with engineers to deploy sonar imaging system.
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.


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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