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  ALOHA:RAP Tomography  -  2018  -  Kilo Moana  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Acoustics at Station ALOHA: RAP tomography Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Bruce M. Howe, UH_SOEST Project Institution: UH_SOEST
Project ID: 104713 Version #: 3
Date Submitted: 2/3/2015 3:36:00 PM Created By: Bruce M. Howe
Date Last Modified: 5/18/2017 3:43:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NAVY/ONR - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: We use a subset of the 3.5 kHz acoustic transducer(s) on the R/V Kilo Moana and transmit to the ALOHA Cabled Observatory (ACO) hydrophone; By moving the ship over a 60-km diameter circle we will be able to map out the speed of sound (temperature) for the area. During the first year, we will ride on the ship collecting data on cruises of opportunity on a not-to-interfere basis, with the purpose of working bugs out of the systems. In year 3 and 4 (April 2016 - March 2019), the emphasis will shift to collecting data specific to the project, either on cruises of opportunity, or on dedicated cruises. We are requesting four days of ship time per year to cover those instances where our use is more than “not to interfere,” such as running a radials+circle pattern over a full CZ; this will require coordination with other investigators. These five days (changed after "day" definition change) could be used either as a dedicated single cruise or incremental days on other cruises (e.g., ACO O&M cruise); we will work closely with ship scheduling to optimize this.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Need to connect 3.5 kHz transducers via a project cable to main lab. Set up a few computers/power amp in main lab. Require Fugro-POS-MV precision ship/transducer position, and precise time.
Summary of other requirements and comments: This project has been significantly delayed by the problems with the Kilo Moana in 2016 and 2017. I will be requesting a no-cost extension of 1 year duration, through March of 2019 (4 years total).
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009374 Created By: Bruce M. Howe
Date Last Modified: 5/18/2017 3:43:00 PM Date Submitted: 5/18/2017 3:43:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2018 Ship/Facility: Kilo Moana
Optimum Start Date: 5/15/2018 Dates to Avoid: As of now (May 2017) the schedule is still very flexible. Prefer to join ACO service cruise, late May 2018 requested.

This project has been delayed by the problems of the Kilo Moana. I will be requesting a No-Cost Extension of 1 year, through January 2019.
Earliest Start Date: 1/8/2018 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 12/31/2018 Other Ship(s): n/a

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
8 0 0 1 9
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: see summary and below. the 8 days requested assume one cruise of approximately 5 days (prefer connected to the annual ACO service cruise, late May preferred) and then several incremental days on other cruises of opportunity (e.g., SCOPE).
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
In this fourth year of requested ship time, a combination of "primary ship" cruise is best (for the 5 days), as we will want to run specific patterns. However, the schedule is flexible and could still be collaborative (other days) and the time broken up. The schedule is flexible.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Station ALOHA
Description of Op Area: Station ALOHA 100 km north of Oahu.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 30
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
22.5° N / 157.5° W map
88 map
NP12 map
23.5° N / 158.5° 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: Bruce M. Howe, UH_SOEST
# 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 Need our dedicated connection to 2 (or more) transducers connected to data acquisition computers in main lab. Need precise POS-MV ship/transducer position, velocity, acceleration as function of time.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningSelected ADCPSelected 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.

should be just standard equipment, perhaps minor mods to the 3.5 kHz system

will one 1 or several CTD casts

will use XBT system

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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