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  Defying Dissolution  -  2021  -  Sikuliaq  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Defying Dissolution: Unraveling the Enigma of North Pacific Deep-Sea Scleractinian Reefs in Undersaturated Water Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Amy Baco-Taylor, FSU Project Institution: FSU
Project ID: 106091 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 8/12/2018 5:28:00 PM Created By: Amy Baco-Taylor
Date Last Modified: 2/11/2019 1:21:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/BIO - 1851365 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Year 1 Deploy instruments, collect samples, and survey deep-sea reefs sites with ROV or submersible, complete multibeam and extensive CTD work.

Year 2 Survey deep-sea reefs, collect samples, recover instruments with ROV or submersible, and do extensive CTD work. Telepresence for outreach.
Summary of Facility Requirements: RV Sikuliaq in year 1 for 45 days, with ROV Jason, multibeam required

RV Sikuliaq in year 2 for 45 days with ROV Jason, with telepresence capabilities

RV Kilo Moana is a viable alternative ship.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1010069 Created By: Amy Baco-Taylor
Date Last Modified: 8/12/2018 5:28:00 PM Date Submitted: 8/12/2018 5:28:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2021 Ship/Facility: Sikuliaq
Optimum Start Date: 8/1/2021 Dates to Avoid: Fall is best weather window in this region, August through early Nov.
Earliest Start Date: 8/1/2021 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/15/2021 Other Ship(s): single ship ops

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
33 2 2 12 49
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: na
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
The Sikuliaq is requested because it has the best telepresence capabilities and is also capable of handling the ROV Jason. Number of science days is based on the endurance of the ship. Weather window in this region is best in Aug- early Nov.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Description of Op Area: Seamounts in the far Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and Emperor Seamount Chain, following along the Hawaiian Ridge
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
36° N / 171° E map
127 map
NP08 map
25° N / 172° W map
90 map
NP11 map
  Show Degrees Minutes    
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
Port is only one near dive sites.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Amy Baco-Taylor, FSU
# in Science Party 15 # 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 These counts do not include Jason team
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 DivingUnselected Radioisotope use - briefly describeSelected 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.

Require -80 Freezer on board ship

Ship must be able to deploy/recover the ROV Jason

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 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.
Require Jason II, or Alvin with appropriate support ship. Key requirement for vehicle is ability to take samples of deep-sea corals.

Pisces IV/V based in Honolulu would also work very well for this project and has been used for sampling in same areas, depths, and species successfully.

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