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  Gradients  -  2017  -  Kilo Moana  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Model-driven Investigations of Ocean Transition Zones Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: E. Virginia Armbrust, UW Project Institution: UW
Project ID: 105753 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 3/22/2017 2:25:00 PM Created By: E. Virginia Armbrust
Date Last Modified: 3/22/2017 2:25:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: OTHER - Simons Foundation - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Characterization of the biological and chemical features of the transition zone between the North Pacific subtropical gyre and the North Pacific subpolar gyre. The cruise entails a transect to and from Hawaii to approximately 47 degrees North (into the iron-limited region) along 158 degrees west. A series of underway instruments that tap into the seawater intake system will be used to define the exact location of sampling stations. Approximately 5 stations will be occupied for 24 hrs with depth profiles of the upper water column (approximately 1000m).
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will need a CTD/rosette, radioisotope van, trace metal van and trace metal clean CTD/rosette/line, flow cytometer van, ability to tow a trace metal clean pump while underway, sufficient deck space of on-deck flowing seawater incubators, underway CTD, A frame for deploying radiometer, and sufficient flow of the seawater intake to run multiple instruments simultaneously.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009327 Created By: E. Virginia Armbrust
Date Last Modified: 3/22/2017 2:25:00 PM Date Submitted: 3/22/2017 2:25:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2017 Ship/Facility: Kilo Moana
Optimum Start Date: 5/27/2017 Dates to Avoid: We are currently scheduled for May 27-June 13. Going much later than this would mean that we have to transit further north to reach the transition zone. As chief scientist, I could delay the cruise by no more than 1 week.
Earliest Start Date: 5/22/2017 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 6/1/2017 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
18 1 1 0 20
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises: 1

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: This does not consist of a repeating cruise in one year
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
We are currently scheduled for the Kilo Moana from May 27-June 13, with mob on May 26 and demob June 14, departing from and returning to Hawaii. The ship time and science has already been funded by the Simons Foundation. This is the second funded cruise by the Simons Foundation to the same location. The first cruise in 2016 was originally scheduled for the R/V Thompson and because of engine problems had to be transferred to the KOK. The KOK will not be acceptable for this 2017 cruise.

The currently funded 2017 cruise has a science party of 26 (a full ship), representing 12 principle investigators. The requested number of days is required to transit from the subtropical gyre through the transition zone to the southern most edge of the subpolar gyre. The location of the transition zone migrates north through the summer and thus delays in the timing of the start of the cruise mean that we will have to transit further north. This would greatly impact the science that could be done.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
N. Pacific
Description of Op Area: Port is Honolulu, Hawaii. Transect along 158W to approximately 47N
Op Area Size/Dia.: 1554
  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
Honolulu, HI, USA None Honolulu, HI, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Allows best access to the study region

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: E. Virginia Armbrust, UW
# in Science Party 28 # of different science teams 12 # 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 to allow 24 hr operations. We request 26 berths for the rest of the science party.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningSelected ADCPUnselected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Unselected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireUnselected Stern A-frameUnselected Fiber Optic (.681)Unselected 0.680 Coax Wire
Unselected SCUBA DivingSelected Radioisotope use - briefly describeUnselected NO Radioisotope use/Natural level workSelected Other Operator Provided Inst. - Describe
3 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

Require use of 14C and 3H isotopes for productivity measures so require radioisotope van. Will conduct trace metal measurements so require trace metal clean winch/cable and trace metal clean van. Will also deploy an underway towed trace metal pump that pumps water to the van. May require a third van for a flow cytometer. Require a CTD/Rosette for depth profiles to ~1000m. Will bring from UW, an underway CTD to be launched while underway from a mounted position from the stern. Require use of an A frame to deploy a radiometer.

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 #1Selected Clean Lab VanUnselected Cold Lab VanSelected General Purpose Lab Van
Selected 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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