Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Cruise Planning Synopsis
|Robert Weller: Principal Investigator, Chief Scientist|
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Clark 204A, MS#29 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2508
Departure: Sep 22, 2011
Arrival: Sep 26, 2011
|Pioneer Array, 39deg to 40deg 20'N, 70deg 30' to 71deg W|
|Lat/Lon: 39° 40.0′ N / 70° 47.5′ W|
|Depth Range: 500 / 2,500|
|Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?||USA|
|Are visas or special travel documents required?||no|
|1) To deploy for at sea testing three prototype moorings of the type to be used in the Coastal and Global Scale Nodes (CGSN) of the NSF Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI).
2) To test and characterize the performance of the hardware of these moorings and of the instrumentation and associated electronics.
3) To test power generation systems on the surface buoy and measure power consumption.
4) To test data telemetry and the flow of data from the instruments to the shore.
5) To assess the impacts of bioufouling.
6) To validate mooring deployment and recovery procedures.
7) To test software on the deployed platforms and at the shore facilities.
8) To validate mooring designs.
|1) Deploy Coastal Surface Mooring close to 39 deg 55.0 minutes N, 70 degrees, 47.5 minutes W in approximately 520 m of water.
2) Deploy Coastal Profiler Mooring close to 39 deg 55.0 minutes N, 70 degrees, 47.5 minutes W in approximately 520 m of water.
3) Deploy Global Mooring close to 39 deg 30.0 minutes N, 70 degrees, 47.5 minutes W in approximately 2,480 m of water.
|Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Visit WHOI|
|Meeting Notes: At WHOI|
|Funding Agency: NSF|
|Grant or contract number: OCE 1005697|
Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Oceanus
|Bathymetry System 12 kHz|
|ADCP 150 kHz|
|Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet|
|Is there a need to receive data from shore on a regular basis?|
|911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors|
Critical CTD Sensors
|Wind speed and direction|
|Short Wave Solar Radiation|
|Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation?||no|
|How many nets?||null|
|How many tansponders?||null|
|Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation?||no|
|Other Portable Winch|
|Mooring / TSE winch|
|CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire|
|Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire|
CGSN will bring Heavy Lift Winch as well as TSE. Heavy lift winch 460V 3 phase peak 70 amps
TSE winch 460 volt 3 phase peak 60 amps
May run both at once
Standard Oceanographic Cables
Specialized Deck Equipment
Over the Side Equipment
|Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers instruments over the side?||yes|
Heavy lift winch, TSE mooring winch
Will do 3 acoustic releases lowerings 500 to 1000 meter
Additional Cruise Items/Activities
|Portable Air Compressors:||no|
|Small Boat Operations:||no|
|SCUBA Diving Operations:||no|
|Will hazardous material be utilized?||no|
|Describe deployment method and quantity:|
|Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?||yes|
|Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):|
If needed to complete mooring work
|Other required equipment and special needs:|
May lift 6500 lb anchor using heavy lift winch and A-frame
Checklist & Notes
|U.S. Customs Form:||no|
|Isotope Use Approval:||no|