Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Cruise Planning Questionnaire
Cruise PartyRoger Gauss: Principal Investigator
+1 240 593 6187
Richard Menis: Principal Investigator
Naval Research Laboratory 4555 Overlook Ave. SW Washington, DC USA 20375
+1 202 404 4810
Tim Stanton: Chief Scientist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Bigelow 201-C, MS#11 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2757
Departure: WHOI on Sep 6, 2011
Arrival: WHOI on Sep 17, 2011
Mobilization Date: Sep 2, 2011
Demobilization Date: Sep 18, 2011
Operations Area: Northern Flank of Georges Bank
Lat/Lon: 41° 0.0′ N / 66° 0.0′ W
Depth Range: 50. m / 350. m
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? Yes, Canadian Waters/Hague Line (>10nm from Hague Line)
Are visas or special travel documents required? no
Conduct acoustic and net surveys over and near Georges Bank. Advanced broadband acoustic systems will be used to classify swimbladder-bearing fish through their resonance. The studies will involve transects and measurements at fixed locations.
Deploy EdgeTech sonar and NRL source and receiver systems over Georges
Bank studying the fish in conjunction with FR/V DELAWARE II. Ship's personnel
required for deployment and recovery of instrumentation: Bo'sun and 1 to 2
Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference/Visit WHOIStanton is at WHOI and can participate in person, Gauss is at NRL and will participate by telecon
Funding Agency: ONR/NAVY #N00014-11-WX-20055
- added ONR/NAVY #N00014-11-WX-20055 on May 31, 2011 9:01 AM by Richard Menis
Shipboard EquipmentBathymetry System 12 kHz
Sippican XBT System (Mark 21)
ADCP 150 kHz
ADCP 75 kHz
Shipboard CommunicationBasic Internet access via HiSeasNet
CTD/Water SamplingWet Labs ECO-AFL fluorometer
911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors
Critical CTD Sensors: Sound Velocity profile no water water sapmles required
CTD-Related EquipmentECO/AFL and STM sensor (WHOI owned)
MET SensorsBarometric Pressure
Wind speed and direction
Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no
Navigation Notes: Box: 41.0N-43.75N and 66.0-76.75W
WinchesOther Portable Winch
CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
Stanton group will be bringing a winch either from URI's scanfish system or a WHOI 'winch pool' winch with a wire for towing WHOI EdgeTech system off the stern Aframe.
Gauss (NRL) group will bring a winch and wire for towing their source off the stern Aframe.
NRL winch 8 ft. x 8ft. x 8ft. 10000 lbs. - main deck
'ScanFish' (or other) winch 5 ft. x 5 ft. x 4 ft. 2500 lbs. 01 level (01 is where WHOI put it on Endeavor)
Wire use and applicationCTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
Winch Notes: Gauss group uses CTD wire (as strength member and for telemetry data) off the starboard side for towing receiver array
|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: no||Type:|
|Cruise Specific Science Winch Required: yes||Type: see notes|
|Nets Required: no||Type:|
Over the Side EquipmentWill you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers instruments over the side? yes
Two systems being used in sequence; NRL system and WHOI Edgetech system.
On Endeavor WHOI Edgetech system was moved to port rail using a pallet jack during NRL system operations. WHOI Edgetech is deployed using scanfish winch on 01 deck through A-frame
NRL system is a two wire deployment; source through center of A-Frame using NRL supplied block and NRL winch on main deck and the receiver array deployed/retrieved from starboard J-frame using CTD wire as strength member while underway(avoids interference with prop). Three Air tuggers available to assist in deploying/recovery of source, which includes chain weight.
Deck space needs:
NRL VLA source and deployment box 14 ft. x 2ft. x 2 ft. 1800 lbs, dro - main deck
~ 10 m 3/4 chain weight and ~150 m droque line with float
NRL Winch 8 ft x 8 ft x 8 ft @ 10000lbs – main deck
NRL HLA receiver 30 ft x 1/4 ft - main deck starboard side
10-30 m droque line, ~ 2 m chain and 200-250 lb 1 m length x 4 inch diameter clump weight.
NRL receiver umbilical cable deployment box 6.5 ft x 4 ft x 3 ft
WHOI EdgeTech sonar 5 ft. x 4 ft. x 2 ft. 400 lbs. - main deck
|Elecrical Power: yes||Identify: 480V 3 phase 30 Amp for NRL winch main deck; 480V 3 phase 30&60 Amp circuits for two Power Amplifie|
|Equipment Handling: no||Identify:|
|Inter/intraship Communications: yes||Identify: Radio communication for marine mammal observers and ship communication to NOAA ship Delaware|
|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? yes
Describe deployment method and quantity:
Receiver array is filled with ISOPAR-M oil (~20 gallons).
Radioactive MaterialRadioiosotopes: no
Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? yes
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? yes
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): The two groups generally split the day in two with each group working roughly 9AM-9PM or 9PM-9AM.
Nighttime ops usually begin after dinnertime and run continuously until just after breakfast.
Daytime ops may involve more deployments and recoveries than just once per day.
Need XBT launcher and computer, NRL will provide XBTs
Other required equipment and special needs: Mobilization begins Sept 2 and continues through Labor Day weekend
Source system was used extensively on R/V Oceanus during a 2007 cruise. John Dyke was our POC for that cruise.
Other required equipment and special needs: Up to three air tuggers need to be available for NRL deployment and recovery of NRL systems.
Date Submitted: Jun 3, 2011 3:41 PM by Richard Menis