Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

R/V Knorr MOCHA Spring 2011


R/V Knorr


Cruise Party

William JOhns: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
RSMAS, University of MIami 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway Miami, FL USA 33149
+1 305 421 4054

Departure: Port Everglades, FL on Apr 13, 2011

Arrival: Port Everglades, FL on May 4, 2011

Mobilization Date: Apr 11, 2011

Demobilization Date: May 5, 2011

Supporting documentation:


Operations Area: - see cruise prospectuc document -

Lat/Lon: 26° 0.0′ N / 76° 0.0′ W

Depth Range: 100 / 5500

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

Science objectives

- see cruise prospectuc document -

Science Activities

- see cruise prospectuc document -

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference


Funding Agency: NSF #OCE-0728108

- added NSF #OCE-0728108 on Jan 12, 2011 3:55 PM by Dr. William JOhns

R/V Knorr

Shipboard Equipment

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

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors
SBE43 oxygen sensor

Critical CTD Sensors: Request WHOI to suppluy a spare CTD and T/S/O2 sensors

CTD-Related Equipment

Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP)

Hydrographic Analysis Equipment

Salt Bottles (2 cases of 125 ml provided)

MET Sensors

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


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

Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? yes


CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
Hydro Winch with .25" hydro wire
Mooring / TSE winch

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:

Specialized Deck Equipment

Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required: yes Type: Double-barrel capstain system
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): CTD/LADCP

Other required equipment and special needs: 
Date Submitted: Jan 12, 2011 4:06 PM by Dr. William JOhns