FINAL Project instructions. EX-17-06, Johnston Atoll (rov/mapping), July 7 - August, 2017
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FINAL Project instructions. EX-17-06, Johnston Atoll (rov/mapping), July 7 - August, 2017
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    Johnston Atoll (rov/mapping), July 7 - August, 2017 ; Cruise plan, EX1706 ;
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    "This document contains project instructions for EX-17-06. Operations for this cruise will be conducted 24 hours/day and consist of daily remotely operated vehicle (ROV), overnight mapping, and full shore-based participation via telepresence. Operations will be conducted within several marine protected areas. The expedition will commence on April 27, 2017 in Pago Pago, American Samoa (14° 16.3' S, 170° 41.22'W) and conclude on May 19, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii (21° 22' 2.62"N, 157° 57' 51.32"W). Operations will include the use of the ship's deep water mapping systems (Kongsberg EM302 multibeam sonar, EK60 split-beam fisheries sonars, Knudsen 3260 chirp sub-bottom profiler sonar, and Teledyne Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers), XBT and Underway CTD casts in support of multibeam sonar mapping operations, OER's 6000 m two-body ROV Deep Discoverer and Seirios, and the ship's high-bandwidth satellite connection for continuous real-time ship-to-shore communications. Operations are planned in American Samoa, the Cook Islands, the high seas, Kiribati, Hawaii, and the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument's (PRIMNM) Jarvis Island and Kingman Reef/Palmyra Atoll Units"--Page [3].
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