Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Cruise Planning Questionnaire
At Sea Test 2
Cruise PartyRobert Weller: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Clark 204A, MS#29 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2508
Departure: Woods Hole on Sep 22, 2011
Arrival: Woods Hole on Sep 26, 2011
Mobilization Date: Sep 20, 2011
Demobilization Date: Sep 27, 2011
Operations Area: Pioneer Array, 39deg to 40deg 20'N, 70deg 30' to 71deg W
Lat/Lon: 39° 40.0′ N / 70° 47.5′ W
Depth Range: 500 / 2,500
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? USA
Are visas or special travel documents required? no
Science objectives1) To deploy for at sea testing three prototype moorings of the type to be used in the Coastal and Global Scale Nodes (CGSN) of the NSF Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI).
2) To test and characterize the performance of the hardware of these moorings and of the instrumentation and associated electronics.
3) To test power generation systems on the surface buoy and measure power consumption.
4) To test data telemetry and the flow of data from the instruments to the shore.
5) To assess the impacts of bioufouling.
6) To validate mooring deployment and recovery procedures.
7) To test software on the deployed platforms and at the shore facilities.
8) To validate mooring designs.
Science Activities1) Deploy Coastal Surface Mooring close to 39 deg 55.0 minutes N, 70 degrees, 47.5 minutes W in approximately 520 m of water.
2) Deploy Coastal Profiler Mooring close to 39 deg 55.0 minutes N, 70 degrees, 47.5 minutes W in approximately 520 m of water.
3) Deploy Global Mooring close to 39 deg 30.0 minutes N, 70 degrees, 47.5 minutes W in approximately 2,480 m of water.
Pre-cruise planning meeting: Visit WHOIAt WHOI
Funding Agency: NSF #OCE 1005697
- added NSF #OCE 1005697 on May 26, 2011 10:38 AM by Robert A. Weller
Shipboard EquipmentBathymetry System 12 kHz
ADCP 150 kHz
Shipboard CommunicationBasic Internet access via HiSeasNet
Is there a need to receive data from shore on a regular basis?
CTD/Water Sampling911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors
Critical CTD Sensors:
MET SensorsWind speed and direction
Short Wave Solar Radiation
Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no
WinchesCTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
Mooring / TSE winch
Other Portable Winch
Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire
Winch Notes: CGSN will bring Heavy Lift Winch as well as TSE. Heavy lift winch 460V 3 phase peak 70 amps
TSE winch 460 volt 3 phase peak 60 amps
May run both at once
|Slip ring required? no||Number of conductors:|
|Non-standard wire required? no||Type:|
|Traction winch required? no||Describe:|
Other Science Vans:
Specialized Deck Equipment
|Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required: yes||Type: winches, tuggers, real stands|
|Cruise Specific Science Winch Required: no||Type:|
|Nets Required: no||Type:|
Over the Side EquipmentWill you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers instruments over the side? yes
Details: Heavy lift winch, TSE mooring winch
Will do 3 acoustic releases lowerings 500 to 1000 meter
|Elecrical Power: yes||Identify: see winch section|
|Equipment Handling: no||Identify:|
|Inter/intraship Communications: no||Identify:|
|Science Stowage: no||Identify:|
Additional Cruise Items/Activities
|Explosive Devices: no|
Portable Air Compressors: no
Flammable Gases: no
Small Boat Operations: no|
SCUBA Diving Operations: no
Will hazardous material be utilized? no
Radioactive MaterialRadioiosotopes: no
Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? yes
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): If needed to complete mooring work
Other required equipment and special needs: May lift 6500 lb anchor using heavy lift winch and A-frame
Date Submitted: Jun 22, 2011 1:36 PM by Robert A. Weller