Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

Pioneer 2013

Ship

R/V Knorr

Vehicles


Cruise Party

Paul Matthias: Principal Investigator
Organization Name USA
+1 508 289 3672
pmatthias@whoi.edu

Albert Plueddemann: Chief Scientist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Clark 202A, MS#29 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2789
aplueddemann@whoi.edu


Departure: Woods Hole on Nov 22, 2013

Arrival: Woods Hole on Dec 5, 2013

Mobilization Date: Nov 21, 2013

Demobilization Date: Dec 6, 2013

Supporting documentation:

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»Pioneer_2013_station_list.xls

Operations Area: Continental shelf and slope south of New England


Lat/Lon: 40° 0.0′ N / 71° 0.0′ W

Depth Range: 90 / 500

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

Science objectives

This cruise represents the initial infrastructure deployment for the Pioneer Array of the National Science Foundation’s Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). The Pioneer Array will include a network of moorings and autonomous robotic vehicles to monitor waters of the continental shelf and slope south of New England and, in particular, the shelfbreak front where nutrients and other properties are exchanged between the coast and the deep ocean. Data from the Pioneer Array will provide new insights into coastal ocean processes such as shelf/slope nutrient exchange, air-sea property exchange, carbon cycling, and ocean acidification that are important to the New England shelf, and to continental shelf ecosystems around the world. For further information, see http://www.oceanobservatories.org.


Science Activities

The Pioneer Phase I cruise (Pioneer I) has 4 main objectives and 3 ancillary objectives. The main objectives are: 1) Deploy an OOI Coastal Surface Mooring (CSM) and validate its operation, 2) Deploy five OOI Coastal Profiler Moorings (CPMs) and validate their operation, 3) Deploy 6 OOI Coastal Gliders and validate their operation, 4) Perform field verification activities, including a meteorological intercomparison at the CSM site and CTD casts with water sampling at mooring sites and glider deployment sites. The ancillary objectives are a) Seabeam surveys of the mooring sites and of the Pioneer moored array region in general, b) Tests of an OOI anchor frame and release system and c) Cross-shelf and along-shelf surveys in the vicinity of the moored array using the shipboard ADCPs.


Pre-cruise planning meeting: Visit WHOI

Stations:

  Pioneer Central Site
  Distance: 85
  Days: 2
  Latitude: 40° 8.2’ N
  Longitude: 70° 46.5’ E

Funding Agency: NSF #000000


- added NSF #000000 on Apr 10, 2013 5:10 PM by Albert J. Plueddemann

R/V Knorr

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz
ADCP 300 kHz
Multibeam
ADCP 75 kHz

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors
Biospherical underwater PAR (1000m depth limit) with reference Surface PAR
SBE43 oxygen sensor
Wet Labs C*Star transmissometer (660nm wavelength)
Wet Labs FLNTURTD Combination Flourometer and Turbidity Sensor

Critical CTD Sensors: 

Hydrographic Analysis Equipment

Dissolved Oxygen Titration System (Brinkmann Titrator)
Oxygen Sample Bottles (available in 150 ml sizes)
Salinometer
Salt Bottles (2 cases of 125 ml provided)

MET Sensors

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

Sample Storage

Freezer -70°C 3.2 cu. ft. ea.


Storage Notes: Freezer for chlorophyll and nutrient samples

Navigation


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

Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no

Navigation

GPS

Navigation Notes:

Winches

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
Hydro Winch with .25" hydro wire
Mooring / TSE winch
Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire

Winch Notes: TSE already requested from rigging shop.

Wire use and application

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
Hydro Winch with .25" hydro wire
Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire


Wire Notes: CTD winch for 24 bottle rosette, Hydro winch for release/linepack tests, trawl winch for anchor lowering.
Slip ring required? no Number of conductors: 
Non-standard wire required? no Type: 
Traction winch required? no Describe: 


Other Science Vans:

Other Science Vans:
Science Van 1
Type/size: 20' rigging van Location: main deck
Water: no Power:440 3-phase

Specialized Deck Equipment


Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required: yes Type: heavy lift winch, TSE Winch
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: Winches as above, blocks for A-Frame

Special Requirements


Elecrical Power: yes Identify: TBD for heavy lift winch
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: yes
SCUBA Diving Operations: no

Hazardous Material


Will hazardous material be utilized? yes

Describe deployment method and quantity:


Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes: no

Additional Information


Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? yes

Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): ADCP, Seabeam, CTD

Other required equipment and special needs: 
Date Submitted: Apr 10, 2013 5:14 PM by Albert J. Plueddemann