Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Cruise Planning Questionnaire
NWS Buoys 44066, 44025, 44017
Cruise PartyLex LeBlanc: Principal Investigator, Chief Scientist
Bldg. 3205, Stennis Space Center Stennis Space Center, Mississippi US 39529
+1 228 688 7465
Departure: Woods Hole on Nov 7, 2011
Arrival: Woods Hole on Nov 12, 2011
Mobilization Date: Nov 6, 2011
Demobilization Date: Nov 12, 2011
Operations Area: Atlantic off New Jersey
Depth Range: 35m / 80m
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? N\A
Are visas or special travel documents required? no
Science objectivesNovember cruise to service three (3) NWS buoys? The stations are 44066, 44025, and 44017 ( http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=44017). All these stations are non operational 3-meter discus buoys.
Station 44066 is adfift from station and is a straight deployment.
Station 44025 is a buoy exchange
Station 44017 is service visit to repair topside damage.
My rough estimate is the service will take 5 days.
The 3m buoys are 4000 lb with an 8500 lb anchor?
Science ActivitiesLoad the vessel at Woods Hole
44066 - Deployment of a 3m dsicuss buoy approximate location (39*-34'-50"N, 072*-36'-00"W)
44025- Exchange 3m buoys approximate location (40*-15'-00"N, 073*-10'-00"W)
44017 - Service to restore the station approximate location(40*-41'-30"N, 072*-02'-50"W)
Pre-cruise planning meeting: TeleconferenceNDBC will email a Field Service Plan, Load List and mooring diagram prior to the teleconference.
Latitude: 40° 41.5 N
Longitude: 72° 2.83 W
44025 New York Approach
Latitude: 40° 15.0 N
Longitude: 73° 10.0 W
44066 Texas Tower #4
Latitude: 39° 35.0 N
Longitude: 72° 36.0 W
Funding Agency: NOAA #isa 47
- added NOAA #isa 47 on Sep 30, 2011 8:37 AM by Lex A LeBlanc
Shipboard CommunicationIs there a need to transfer data to shore on a regular basis?
Is there a need to receive data from shore on a regular basis?
Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet
Critical CTD Sensors:
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
|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 EquipmentWill you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers instruments over the side? no
|Elecrical Power: no||Identify:|
|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? yes
Radioactive MaterialRadioiosotopes: no
Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? no
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
Other required equipment and special needs: Small boat to transfer personnel to the buoys.
Date Submitted: Sep 30, 2011 8:37 AM by Lex A LeBlanc