2020-2021 Science Planning Summaries
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2020-2021 USAP Field Season
Project Detail

Project Title

University of Hawaii Data Acquisition System (UHDAS) support

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T-933-L/N Research Location(s): ARSV Laurence M Gould, RV/IB Nathaniel B Palmer


Event Number:
NSF / UH Agreement

Program Manager:
Mr. Tim McGovern

ASC POC/Implementer:
Rachel Shackelford / Bruce Felix

Principal Investigator(s)

Dr. Julia M Hummon
University of Hawaii Manoa
Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR)
Honolulu, Hawaii


Supporting Stations: ARSV Laurence M. Gould, RV/IB Nathaniel B. Palmer
Research Locations: ARSV Laurence M Gould, RV/IB Nathaniel B Palmer


This project consists of the maintenance of Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) computer systems on the ARSV Laurence M. Gould (LMG) and RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer (NBP). Port calls are required every one to two years to service these systems. Typically, this consists of upgrading or re-installing the UHDAS software on the shipboard data processing computers. Occasionally this will require hardware upgrades that require pre-approval by NSF to ensure the costs are covered by the grant. These computers are used to manage and post-process data. On the LMG, the ADCP data is specifically collected and managed under the Chereskin (O-317-L) project. On the NBP, the systems are maintained for general grantee requests.

Field Season Overview

No sailing or port call visits are planned for systems on the LMG or NBP this season.