Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

AON Davis Strait


R/V Knorr


Cruise Party

Craig Lee: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
University of Washington 1013 NE 40th St Seattle, WA USA 98105-6698
+1 206 685 7656

Departure: Nuuk (Godthab), Greenland on Sep 14, 2013

Arrival: Nuuk (Godthab), Greenland on Oct 3, 2013

Mobilization Date: Sep 12, 2013

Demobilization Date: Oct 5, 2013

Supporting documentation:

Operations Area: Davis Strait, Northern Labrador Sea, Southern Baffin Bay

Lat/Lon: 61° 0.0′ N / 68° 0.0′ W

Depth Range: min / max (m)

Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? Canada, Greenland (Denmark)
Are visas or special travel documents required? no

Science objectives

Cruises will take place in autumn of 2011, 2013 and 1015, timed to minimize the probability of encountering ice while remaining in the early autumn window for good weather.

Operations will include servicing an array of 9 subsurface moorings and 6 shelf sites across the Davis Strait, deployment and recovery of autonomous gliders and a hydrographic survey that spans the from the Northern Labrador Sea to Southern Baffin Bay.

Science Activities

Mooring recoveries, mooring deployments, glider deployments, CTD sections

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference/Visit WHOI

WHOI requests this meeting be scheduled no later than July 31st 2013


Funding Agency: NSF #1022472

- added NSF #1022472 on Jul 19, 2013 9:13 AM by Chad Smith

R/V Knorr

Shipboard Equipment

ADCP 300 kHz
ADCP 75 kHz
12 kHz Pinger for Wire Use

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors

Critical CTD Sensors: 

MET Sensors

Barometric Pressure
Air temperature
Relative Humidity
Wind speed and direction

Sample Storage

Chest Freezer (Household type) 0°F

Storage Notes:


Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no

Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no

Navigation Notes:


Mooring / TSE winch

Winch Notes: TSE Winch Reserved from West Coast Winch Pool (confirmed)

Wire Notes:
Slip ring required? no Number of conductors: 
Non-standard wire required? no Type: 
Traction winch required? no Describe: 

Portable Vans

Hydrographic Van

Other Science Vans:

Other Science Vans:
Science Van 1
Type/size: Craig Lee Van Location:
Water: Power:

Specialized Deck Equipment

Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required: no Type: 
Cruise Specific Science Winch Required: no Type: 
Nets Required: no Type: 

Over the Side Equipment

Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers instruments over the side? no

Special Requirements

Elecrical Power: no Identify: 
Equipment Handling: no Identify: 
Inter/intraship Communications: no Identify: 
Science Stowage: no Identify: 
Water: no Identify: 

Additional Cruise Items/Activities

Explosive Devices: no
Portable Air Compressors: no
Flammable Gases: no
Small Boat Operations: no
SCUBA Diving Operations: no

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized? no

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes: no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? yes

Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): 

Other required equipment and special needs: 
Date Submitted: Jul 19, 2013 9:19 AM by Chad Smith