Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

Scotian Shelf Survey

Ship

R/V Atlantis

Vehicles


Cruise Party

Andrew Armstrong: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
NOAA / UNH Joint Hydrographic Center Chase Ocean Engineering Building, 24 Colovos Rd. Durham, NH United States 03824-3525
+1 603 862 4559
Andy.Armstrong@noaa.gov

Stephen Forbes: Principal Investigator
Bedford Institute of Oceanography 1 Challenger Drive Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Canada B2Y 4A2
+1 902 426 3657
Steve.Forbes@dfo-mpo.gc.ca


Departure: Woods Hole, MA on Aug 13, 2012

Arrival: Boston, MA. on Sep 2, 2012

Mobilization Date: Aug 12, 2012

Demobilization Date: Sep 2, 2012

Supporting documentation:

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Operations Area: ~100 - 300 nm off Nova Scotia


Lat/Lon:

Depth Range: 500 / 3000

Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? Canada
Are visas or special travel documents required? no

Science objectives

To multibeam survey and map the Canadian / US Scotian Shelf and Hague Line using the EM122 system on RV Atlantis

Science Activities

Multibeam, gravimeter, XBT's, magnetometer (if time allows).

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference

Stations:


Funding Agency: NOAA #tbd


- added NOAA #tbd on Jul 12, 2012 11:07 AM by Eric Benway

R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

ADCP 75 kHz
Bathymetry System 12 kHz
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
Gravimeter
Multibeam
Sippican XBT System (Mark 21)
Towed Magnetometer

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors
SBE43 oxygen sensor
Wet Labs C*Star transmissometer (660nm wavelength)
Wet Labs FLNTURTD Combination Flourometer and Turbidity Sensor

Critical CTD Sensors:  1 or 2 casts for entire cruise

Storage Notes: Science will supply their own XBT's and stow them in hydro lab or Alvin hangar.

Navigation


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

Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation for other than Alvin operations? no

Navigation Notes:

Winches

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:

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? no

Special Requirements


Elecrical Power: no Identify: 
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: no
SCUBA Diving Operations: no

Hazardous Material


Will hazardous material be utilized? no

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes: no

Additional Information


Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? no

Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): multibeam support

Other required equipment and special needs: 
Date Submitted: Jul 12, 2012 11:08 AM by Eric Benway