Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

Toole OC472

Ship

R/V Oceanus

Vehicles


Cruise Party

John Toole: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Organization Name USA
+1 508 289 2531
jtoole@whoi.edu


Departure: WHOI on Jul 25, 2011

Arrival: WHOI on Aug 3, 2011

Mobilization Date: Jul 23, 2011

Demobilization Date: Aug 4, 2011

Supporting documentation:

Operations Area: Southeast from Offshore New England to Northwest of Bermuda


Lat/Lon: 41° 31.0′ N / 70° 40.0′ W

Depth Range: min / max (m)

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

Science objectives

Line W: A sustained measurement program sampling the North Atlantic Deep Western Boundary Current and Gulf Stream Line W: A sustained measurement program sampling the North Atlantic Deep Western Boundary Current and Gulf Stream

 


Science Activities

occupy ~26-station CTD/O2/LADCP section with water sample collection at up to 24 levels in the vertical, on-board analyses of salinity, oxygen, CFC water samples, underway sampling with SADCP, meteorology, thermosalinograph, echosounding

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Visit WHOI

Pre Cruise Completed 5/23/11

Stations:


Funding Agency: NSF #OCE-0726720


- added NSF #OCE-0726720 on Jul 18, 2011 9:45 AM by Chad Smith

R/V Oceanus


Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz
Deionized Water System
ADCP 75 kHz

CTD/Water Sampling

Seapoint STM turbidity sensor
Wet Labs ECO-AFL fluorometer
Wet Labs C*Star transmissometer (660nm wavelength)
911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors
SBE43 oxygen sensor

Critical CTD Sensors: Altimiter

Hydrographic Analysis Equipment

Dissolved Oxygen Titration System (Brinkmann Titrator)
Salinometer

MET Sensors

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


Storage Notes:

Navigation


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

Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no

Navigation Notes:

Winches

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire

Winch Notes: Requires slip ring
Winch Notes:
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: 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: : air tuggers, tag lines, hooks and poles for CTD overboarding, sled to move CTD into the wet lab

Special Requirements


Elecrical Power: no Identify: 
Equipment Handling: yes Identify: : air tuggers, tag lines, hooks and poles for CTD overboarding, sled to move CTD into the wet lab
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? yes

Describe deployment method and quantity:
O2 titration chemicals will be handled by Dave Wellwood following standard protocols. Dave will provide MSDS forms by sailing time.

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes: no

Additional Information


Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? yes

Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): 

Other required equipment and special needs: 
Date Submitted: Jul 18, 2011 10:00 AM by Chad Smith