Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis

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Weller KN206


R/V Knorr

Cruise Party

Robert Weller: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Clark 204A, MS#29 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2508

Departure: Apr 10, 2012

Woods Hole

Arrival: Apr 15, 2012

Woods Hole

Operations Area

100 to 125 nm south of Woods Hole
Lat/Lon: 39° 30.0′ N / 70° 47.5′ W
Depth Range: 500 / 2500
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no

Science Objectives

1) recover test moorings set in September
2) verify functionality of moored hardware and instruments prior to recovery
3) as time allows, multibeam survey of areas of Pioneer Array not previously surveyed 
4) exercise winches and recovery hardware planned for use in OOI

Science Activities

1) stand by moorings, do CTD, monitor telemetry
2) recover moorings, document condition and functionality
3) bathymetric surveys of regions of the Pioneer Array
4) training of personnel for OOI mooring recoveries

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Visit WHOI
Meeting Notes: Jan 17


  CPPM - Coastal Pioneer Profiling Mooring
  Distance: 110
  Days: 1.0
  Latitude: 39° 55.0’ N
  Longitude: 70° 47.5’ W

  GHP - Global Hybrid Profiling Mooring
  Distance: 25
  Days: 1.0
  Latitude: 39° 30.0’ N
  Longitude: 70° 47.5’ W

Supporting documentation:

Notes: New OOI web site explaining program and mooring information:



Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: OCE 1005697

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Knorr

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz
ADCP 300 kHz
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
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
SBE43 oxygen sensor
Biospherical underwater PAR (1000m depth limit) with reference Surface PAR

Critical CTD Sensors

MET Sensors

Barometric Pressure
Air temperature
Relative Humidity
Short Wave Solar Radiation
Wind speed and direction
Storage Notes:


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:


CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
Other Portable Winch
Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire
Mooring / TSE winch
Winch Notes: will bring Lantec winch

Wire use and application

Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire
Wire Notes: trawl winch fro dragging if needed

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: yes Type:  Lantec. TSE winches
Cruise Specific Science Winch Required: yes Type:  Lantec, TSEwinches
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: yes Identify: Lantec (heavy Lift) 460V 3 phs, peak 100 amps; TSE winch 460 V 3 phs,
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?no
Describe deployment method and quantity:

Radioactive Material


Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?no
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
Other required equipment and special needs:
small boat possible for mooring hook up; may use TSE and Lantec winches simultanesously; recovery of 6500 lb anchors using Lantec and stern A-frame

Checklist & Notes


U.S. Customs Form: no
Diplomatic Clearance: no
Date Submitted:
Date Approved:
Agent Information:
Chad Smith
R/V Knorr
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Office: (508)-289-3811
Mobile: (617)-999-4163
Email: csmith@whoi.edu
Isotope Use Approval: no
Isotope Notes:
SCUBA Diving: no


SSSG Tech: