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  ADEON  -  2018  -  Neil Armstrong  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Atlantic Deepwater Ecosystem Observatory Network (ADEON): An Integrated System Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Miksis-Olds, UNH Project Institution: UNH
Project ID: 105578 Version #: 4
Date Submitted: 12/27/2016 2:06:00 PM Created By: Jennifer Miksis-Olds
Date Last Modified: 1/12/2017 2:48:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NAVY/ONR - M16PC00003 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Deploy 7 long-term moorings with passive acoustics and full complement of oceanographic and met measurement systems. These moorings will be nominally distributed over a 1000 km line along the 1000 m isobath in the Outer Continental Shelf area of the Atlantic off the southeast of the US. The moorings will be deployed and tested over 2-3 weeks. Long-time series data will be collected over multiple years. After initial deployment it is anticipated that each mooring will need to be visited for serving every 6-12 months.

Five research cruises will occur throughout this project at regularly scheduled intervals (Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Fall 2019 and Fall 2020) to recover and redeploy moorings, launch and recover the HLA glider, and to collect ship-board data for ground-truthing, for inter-calibration of mooring data, and for examination of spatial and temporal patterns in ocean sound and the distribution/abundance of biological organisms in the study region. Cruises approximately two weeks in duration will employ a combination of station sampling (CTD casts, net tow) at each mooring site, as well as fine-scale lawn-mower pattern transect sampling covering an area roughly 18 km by 18 km around each mooring site. Additional transect and station sampling will occur during transits between mooring sites (to further characterize cross-shelf, cross-Gulf Stream, and latitudinal gradients) as conditions and time permit. The glider path plan will be designed ahead of time carefully combining mooring location, ship operations schedule, location of the Gulf Stream, and local currents. High-resolution remote sensing data will be acquired prior to and during each cruise to direct cruise sampling and provide synoptic ancillary data over the entire study region.
Summary of Facility Requirements: - Echosounder pole mount OR hull mounted Simrad echosounder transducers (18, 38, 70, and 120 kHz)
- A-frame and winch with conducting wire (~ 2000 m)
-CTD and water sampling rosette
-Wet lab with running seawater
-Dry lab space with stable power supply within 50 ft of pole mount location
- J-frame/crane and deck space for rigging pole-mount arm and moorings
-Bunk space for 12-14 people (male and female)
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009043 Created By: Jennifer Miksis-Olds
Date Last Modified: 1/5/2017 4:51:00 PM Date Submitted: 12/27/2016 2:06:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2018 Ship/Facility: Neil Armstrong
Optimum Start Date: 5/19/2018 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 5/1/2018 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 7/31/2018 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
14 3 2 4 23
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
Yes Interval: 6 months # of Cruises: 2

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: Ideal timing would be for the second 2018 cruise to be 6 months after the first 2018 cruise.

This request is to deploy moorings. It is anticipated they moorings will need to be revisited for servicing every 6 months by a combination of NOAA and/or UNOLS ships. It may not be R/V Armstrong.
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
A large ship is required to deploy deep ocean moorings.

The start earliest start date for the first 2018 cruise is based on a 6 month lag after the Nov/Dec 2017 cruise currently scheduled on the R/V Neil Armstrong.

An abbreviated cruise of 11 science days could be substituted for 1 of the 2018 cruises, but not both, to aid in scheduling.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Atlantic OCS
Description of Op Area: Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf from VA to FL out to 1000 m
Op Area Size/Dia.: 500
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
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
Charleston, SC, USA None Charleston, SC, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Selected as central to experiment site, not a requirement.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Jennifer Miksis-Olds, UNH
# in Science Party 15 # 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 Science party requirements include a Marine Tech for ship-based water sampling and recording of acoustic data from ship board echosounders. Other requirements include scientists and ship crew for mooring assembly and deployment, glider deployment and recovery, and on-board plankton identification.
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.

Echosounder pole mount OR hull mounted Simrad echosounder transducers (18, 38, 70, and 120 kHz)

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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