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  Abyssal food web  -  2019  -  Kilo Moana  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Assessing the relative importance of small vs large particles as sources of nutrition to abyssal communities Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey C. Drazen, UH_SOEST Project Institution: UH_SOEST
Project ID: 106067 Version #: 6
Date Submitted: 2/7/2018 3:03:00 PM Created By: Jeffrey C. Drazen
Date Last Modified: 12/19/2019 3:05:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - 1829612 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: This project entails two cruises to Station Aloha (Hawaii) and one to Sta. M (California) to sample the water column and abyssal seafloor from small particles to large megafauna. Sampling will include CTD casts and in situ particle filtration using McLane pumps for the water column to a depth of 4600meters. Benthic sampling will be done with benthic landers, benthic sled tows (sled provided - Hawaii only), and ROV sampling (Lu'ukai or Jason). ROV sampling will include sediment cores, megafaunal collections, and transecting.
Summary of Facility Requirements: ROV (Lu'ukai or Jason) or HOV Alvin, slurp gun, bioboxes and sediment cores
CTD with 24 bottle rosette
retriever winch for A-frame based deployments and recoveries of landers
trawl winch for use with benthic sled
Summary of other requirements and comments: We understand that ROV Lu'ukai is still in the testing phase. It is our preferred ROV if fully functional (for Hawaii cruises) by the time of our proposed cruise but we will request Jason if it is not.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009808 Created By: Jeffrey C. Drazen
Date Last Modified: 12/19/2019 3:05:00 PM Date Submitted: 2/7/2018 3:03:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2019 Ship/Facility: Kilo Moana
Optimum Start Date: 7/15/2019 Dates to Avoid: we are targeting the month long peak in benthic particle flux which occurs in July to August.
Earliest Start Date: 7/1/2019 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/30/2019 Other Ship(s): n/a

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
20 2 2 0 24
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
Yes Interval: ~6 months # of Cruises: 2

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: We require two cruises to Station Aloha, one that is timed for the peak export flux to the seafloor (July/Aug) and another that is timed for the low period of flux (Nov-Feb). The total days requested includes both cruises.
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Kilo Moana is the obvious choice of ship out of Honolulu. As stated above we are requesting two identical cruises in the same year with the first being in late summer 2019.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Station Aloha
Description of Op Area: Station Aloha, north of Oahu
Op Area Size/Dia.: 10
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
23° N / 158° W map
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NP12 map
23° N / 158° W 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
Honolulu is the closest port to our study station being ~8 hrs away.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Jeffrey C. Drazen, UH_SOEST
# in Science Party 12 # of different science teams 4 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements 2-4 participants from each of the 4 coPI's teams (including themselves) will participate in the cruise for sampling. In addition there will be the ROV team and we request 2 OTG technicians to assist with back deck work - landers, CTD/pumps, and sled sampling.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningSelected ADCPUnselected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Selected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireUnselected Stern A-frameSelected 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.

Due to the wire limitations on the Kilo Moana and our need for both the 0.681 and trawl wire we propose to conduct ROV operations first then terminate and run benthic sled sampled during the last two days of the cruise.
We will provide landers, McLane in situ pumps, and the benthic sled.

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)
Selected 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 are requesting an ROV for our abyssal work. We are requesting the ROV Lu'ukai but it is still in sea trials. Thus if it is not available we are requesting the Jason ROV.

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