Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

KN 202


R/V Knorr


Cruise Party

Phil Abbot: Principal Investigator
Organization Name USA
+1 781 862 8339

Ben Allen: Principal Investigator
Organization Name USA
+1 508 289 2930

Lee Freitag: Chief Scientist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Smith 208, MS#18 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 3285

Mark Stevenson: Principal Investigator
Organization Name USA
+1 619 533 5706

Departure: Woods Hole on Jul 23, 2011

Arrival: Woods Hole on Aug 5, 2011

Mobilization Date: Jul 21, 2011

Demobilization Date: Aug 6, 2011

Supporting documentation:

Operations Area: 60 nm South of Martha's Vineyard

Lat/Lon: 40° 34.5′ N / 70° 53.0′ W

Depth Range: 60m / 300m

Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no

Science objectives

Objectives include: 
-  Evaluate navigation on the REMUS 600 UUV.
-  Evaluate performance of multiple aspects of autonomous control of UUVs and gliders.
-  Demonstrate acoustic communications between gliders and UUVs.

Science Activities

Two main science activities:

Operate and measure environmental parameters (CTD) with up to four UW Seagliders

Operate and measure environmental parameters (CTD and others) with up to five REMUS 600 class UUVs.

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference/Visit WHOI


  Station 1
  Distance: 75
  Days: 14
  Latitude: 39° 39.5’ N
  Longitude: 70° 45.0’ E

Funding Agency: WHOI #N00014-09-C-0162

- added WHOI #N00014-09-C-0162 on Apr 8, 2011 10:26 AM by Mr William H Schopfel

R/V Knorr

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz
Sippican XBT System (Mark 21)
ADCP 300 kHz
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
ADCP 75 kHz

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet
Is there a need to receive data from shore on a regular basis?
Is there a need to transfer data to shore on a regular basis?

CTD/Water Sampling

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

Critical CTD Sensors: CTD only, no water sampling

MET Sensors

Air temperature
Wind speed and direction
Barometric Pressure
Relative Humidity

Storage Notes:


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

Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no



Navigation Notes: Ship's GPS only.


CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire

Winch Notes:

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: REMUS Launch & Recovery Van, 8x8x20 Location: Main Deck, aft
Water: none Power:440 AC 3 Phase

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? yes

Details: WHOI REMUS 600 launch and recovery system.

Special Requirements

Elecrical Power: yes Identify: 440 AC 3 phase
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: yes
SCUBA Diving Operations: no

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized? yes

Describe deployment method and quantity:
REMUS UUVs contain Lithium Ion batteries.

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes: no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? yes

Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): None.

Other required equipment and special needs: 
Date Submitted: May 12, 2011 4:04 PM by Lee Freitag