Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

SEEPC Barbados 2011

Ship

R/V Oceanus

Vehicles


Cruise Party

Cindy Van Dover: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Duke University Marine Laboratory 135 Duke Marine Lab Rd Beaufort, NC US 28516
+1 252 504 7655



Departure: Bridgetown Barbados on May 17, 2011

Arrival: Bridgetown Barbados on May 20, 2011

Mobilization Date: May 15, 2011

Demobilization Date: May 21, 2011

Supporting documentation:

»Barbados_Logistics_for_WHOI.docx

Operations Area: Barbados Accretionary Wedge


Lat/Lon: 11° 14.0′ N / 59° 22.0′ W

Depth Range: 1000 / 2200

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

Science objectives

Preliminary science activities at 3 Barbados seep sites (El Pilar, Orenoque A, Orenoque B) on the accretionary wedge for return visit to sites with DSRV Alvin in May-June 2012.  Part of the Seep Connectivity Project funded by NSF to investigate historical and contemporary linkages among Barbados, Gulf OF MExico, and Blake Ridge seep species.

Science Activities

At each site:
1) Sub-bottom profiling to locate seep areas
2) MOCNESS tow for larval sampling
3) Deep-water (35 m HOB) mooring deployment (current meter, 2 sediment/larval traps per mooring)
4) Bone/wood package deployment

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference

Stations:

  El Pilar
  Distance: 110
  Days: 0.6
  Latitude: 11° 14.0’ N
  Longitude: 59° 22.0’ W

Funding Agency: NSF #1031050


- added NSF #1031050 on Jan 13, 2011 5:01 PM by Prof Cindy Lee Van Dover

R/V Oceanus


Shipboard Equipment

Sippican XBT System (Mark 21)
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
Deionized Water System
Science Underway Seawater System
ADCP 150 kHz
ADCP 75 kHz

Critical CTD Sensors: 

MET Sensors

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

Sample Storage

Refrigerator 8.6 cu. ft.
Freezer -70°C 3.2 cu. ft. ea.
Chest Freezer (Household type) 0°F

Navigation


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

Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no



Winch Notes: MOCNESS
Winch Notes: Whatever is needed for MOCNESS.  
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: Berth 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: yes Identify: mooring floats and anchors (3 each)
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? yes

Describe deployment method and quantity:
5% buffered formalin(arriving on ship as 43% formalin) (probably no more than 1 liter)
95% ethanol (5 gal or less)
2% glutaraldehyde (100 ml or less)

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes: no

Additional Information


Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? yes

Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): MOCNESS

Other required equipment and special needs: We will be deploying moorings, but after discussion with David Fisichella, my understanding is that we need no specialized deck equipment for this.
Date Submitted: Jan 14, 2011 1:06 PM by Prof Cindy Lee Van Dover