Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

OOI Irminger Sea

Ship

R/V Knorr

Vehicles


Cruise Party

Robert Weller: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Clark 204A, MS#29 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2508
rweller@whoi.edu


Departure: Reykjavik on Sep 7, 2014

Arrival: Woods Hole on Sep 28, 2014

Mobilization Date: Sep 3, 2014

Demobilization Date: Sep 29, 2014

Supporting documentation:

»4226875000_OOI_Irminger_cruise_track.pdf
»irminger_blowup_2.eps
»Irminger_Array_large.eps

Operations Area: Southeast of Greenland


Lat/Lon: 59° 52.0′ N / 39° 30.0′ W

Depth Range: 2600 m / 2800 m

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

Science objectives

To carry out the first deployment of the NSF Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Irminger Sea Array, installing four moorings and up to five gliders.  The platforms will carry multidisciplinary instrumentation and provide the capability for real time communication of data and control of sampling.  A surface mooring will instrument the sea surface and upper ocean, capturing the surface forcing and upper ocean variability.  A profiling mooring will measure through the water column.  Two additional taut subsurface moorings and the gliders will complete the capabilities to obtain vertical profiles and sample the mesocale (10s to 100 km) variability at the site.

Science Activities

The following activities are planned:  1) Survey the bathymetry of the site to establish the positions for the four moorings of the first deployment and also the second set of four adjacent sites for the second deployment one year later;  2)  Deploy the four moorings; 3) Deploy three gliders in support of horizontal and vertical sampling in and around the array; 4) Deploy two gliders focussed on vertical profiling; and 5) Carry out shipboard sampling in support of calibration and validation of the deployed sensors on the moorings and gliders and to add to knowledge of the site.

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Visit WHOI

Stations:

  Station 1
  Distance: 613 nm
  Days: 11
  Latitude: 59° 58.8’ N
  Longitude: 39° 34.8’ E

Funding Agency: NSF #OCE-0957938


- added NSF #OCE-0957938 on Jul 1, 2014 7:55 AM by Robert A. Weller

R/V Knorr

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz
ADCP 300 kHz
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
ADCP 75 kHz
12 kHz Pinger for Wire Use
Deionized Water System
Science Underway Seawater System
Multibeam
Fume Hood

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet

CTD/Water Sampling

Wet Labs ECO-AFL fluorometer
Wet Labs C*Star transmissometer (660nm wavelength)
Seapoint STM turbidity sensor
SBE43 oxygen sensor
911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors
Biospherical underwater PAR (1000m depth limit) with reference Surface PAR
Wet Labs FLNTURTD Combination Flourometer and Turbidity Sensor

Critical CTD Sensors: 

Hydrographic Analysis Equipment

Dissolved Oxygen Titration System (Brinkmann Titrator)
Oxygen Sample Bottles (available in 150 ml sizes)
Salinometer
Salt Bottles (2 cases of 125 ml provided)

MET Sensors

Barometric Pressure
Air temperature
Precipitation
Relative Humidity
Wind speed and direction
Short Wave Solar Radiation

Sample Storage

Freezer -70°C 25 cu. ft.
Chest Freezer (Household type) 0°F


Storage Notes:

Navigation


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

Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no

Navigation

GPS

Navigation Notes:

Winches

Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire
CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire

Winch Notes: Lebus and TSE from WHOI mooring group



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


Other Science Vans:

Other Science Vans:
Science Van 1
Type/size: 20' lab van Location:
Water: Power:
Science Van 2
Type/size: Work van Location: O1
Water: Power:yes, 110V

Specialized Deck Equipment


Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required: yes Type: Lebus winch, air tuggers
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: yes Identify: for Lebus winch
Equipment Handling: no Identify: 
Inter/intraship Communications: no Identify: 
Science Stowage: yes Identify: Load some gear when Knorr leaves WHOI in June
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): Water sampling

Other required equipment and special needs: 
Date Submitted: Jul 1, 2014 8:02 AM by Robert A. Weller