Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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Ship

R/V Oceanus

Cruise Party

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

Departure: Jul 25, 2011

WHOI

Arrival: Aug 3, 2011

WHOI

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

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Visit WHOI
Meeting Notes: Pre Cruise Completed 5/23/11

Stations:

Supporting documentation:

»Toole_Station_List.docx

Funding

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: OCE-0726720

Scientific Instrumentation for 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
How many nets? null
How many tansponders? null
Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no
Navigation Notes:

Winches

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
Winch Notes: Requires slip ring
Wires Notes:

Standard Oceanographic Cables

Slip ring required? no Number of conductors: 
Non-standard wire required? no Type: 
Traction winch required? no Describe: 

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:

Checklist & Notes

Checklist

U.S. Customs Form: no
Diplomatic Clearance: no
Date Submitted:
Date Approved:
Agent Information:
Chad Smith
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA
02543
Countries:
USA
International Waters
Notes:
Isotope Use Approval: no
Isotope Notes:
SCUBA Diving: no

Checklist

SSSG Tech: