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  Biological Sonar  -  2019  -  F. G. Walton Smith  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Biologically Sourced Sonar and Soundscape Interrogation Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: T. Aran Mooney, WHOI Project Institution: WHOI
Project ID: 106142 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 4/23/2018 12:08:00 PM Created By: T. Aran Mooney
Date Last Modified: 12/4/2018 3:23:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: DARPA - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: We aim to leverage marine life for the detection and tracking of underwater
vehicles, including passive acoustic monitoring and study of coral reefs in the US Virgin Islands, St. John, USVI.

Work will largely consist of baseline monitoring and several tests of influence on the community soundscape. We will seek to use the R/V Walton Smith for 2 weeks in June 2019 and 2 weeks in June 2022. We will be diving from small boats for multiple days during the trip. For much of the trip the W-S can be moored at the 100' mooring in Lammshure Bay, as they have done before, to reduce noise impacts on the local reefs.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will typically need ship on mooring. Allowing for the deployment of divers, reef surveys and deployments of small recording devices. We will need an Aframe, Winch or davit arm to deploy a REMUS 600. We will need small boats for diver operations and sufficient deck space the for REMUS.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1009930 Created By: T. Aran Mooney
Date Last Modified: 4/23/2018 12:16:00 PM Date Submitted: 4/23/2018 12:08:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2019 Ship/Facility: F. G. Walton Smith
Optimum Start Date: 6/5/2019 Dates to Avoid: none right now
Earliest Start Date: 5/1/2019 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 11/1/2019 Other Ship(s): n/a

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
14 1 1 8 24
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval: 3 years # of Cruises: 2

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: repeating 3 years later (ca. June 2022) for a 3rd phase of the project
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
14 days for science including deploying recorders, surveying reefs, collecting 5-6 days of baseline data, then multiple days where reefs are interrogated with AUV passing by or similar. Plus replicates. From experience it takes 4-5 days for the R/V Walton Smith to drive from Miami to St. Thomas were we would load and then cruise the short distance to St. John. We'll need ca. 1 day in Miami and/or St. Thomas to Mob and Demob.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
St. John, USVI
Description of Op Area: South side of the island of St. John, US Virgin Islands. Lat longs provide are the research area. the Mob location is St. Thomas and is approximately: 18.331228 N, 64.953561 W
Below is distance from St. Thomas Dock to far research site on St. John

Distances between 2 farthest research sites (research op are) is about 3.643 NM
Op Area Size/Dia.: 14.373
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
18.297947° N / 64.7044° W map
43 map
NA09 map
18.309757° N / 64.765048° W map
43 map
NA09 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)?
Yes 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.)
This is a US Territory. We will be working on ITAR for REMUS asap
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands None, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
closest port to research site

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: T. Aran Mooney, WHOI
# in Science Party 10 # of different science teams 3 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements We will bring a passive acoustics team for soundscape measurements, an team to measure snapping shrimp sound propagation and a team for REMUS operation
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningSelected ADCPUnselected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Unselected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireUnselected Stern A-frameUnselected Fiber Optic (.681)Unselected 0.680 Coax Wire
Selected 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.

We will bring the REMUS but must be able to deploy it from the Walton Smith.

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)
Selected 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.
maybe need a winch, i don't know. however you want to deploy the remus 600 and the small boats

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