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Schmitt KN209-01

Ship

R/V Knorr

Cruise Party

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Raymond Schmitt: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Clark 349B, MS#21 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2426
rschmitt@whoi.edu

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Raymond Schmitt: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Clark 349B, MS#21 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2426
rschmitt@whoi.edu


Departure: Sep 6, 2012

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Ponta del Gada, Azores

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Ponta del Gada, Azores

Arrival: Oct 9, 2012

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Woods Hole, MA

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Woods Hole, MA

Operations Area

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Mid Atlantic between 23 and 27 north latitude and 44 to 25 west longitude
Lat/Lon:
Depth Range: 2000 / max (m)
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Mid Atlantic between 23 and 27 north latitude and 44 to 25 west longitude
Lat/Lon:
Depth Range: 2000 / max (m)
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no

Science Objectives

PI: Raymond Schmitt

SPURS (Salinity Processes Upper-ocean Regional Study) is designed to improve our understanding of how the salinity maximum of the North Atlantic is maintained.  A variety of autonomous instruments will be deployed along with three moorings, and hydrographic and microstructure surveys performed.


PI: Raymond Schmitt

SPURS (Salinity Processes Upper-ocean Regional Study) is designed to improve our understanding of how the salinity maximum of the North Atlantic is maintained.  A variety of autonomous instruments will be deployed along with three moorings, and hydrographic and microstructure surveys performed.


Science Activities

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Deploy three surface moorings in the North Atlantic salinity maximum at 25N, 38 W.  Deploy floats, gliders and other AUV's.  Perfom microstructure and mixing measurements with free profilers.  Perform CTD casts and log underway thermosalinograph data in the region of the surface salinity maximum.

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Deploy three surface moorings in the North Atlantic salinity maximum at 25N, 38 W.  Deploy floats, gliders and other AUV's.  Perfom microstructure and mixing measurements with free profilers.  Perform CTD casts and log underway thermosalinograph data in the region of the surface salinity maximum.

Additional Info

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Visit WHOI
Media personnel on board: Scientists will maintain a blog

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Visit WHOI
Media personnel on board: Scientists will maintain a blog

Stations:

PI: Raymond Schmitt

  Station 1
  Distance: 2045
  Days: 2
  Latitude: 25° 0.0’ N
  Longitude: 38° 0.0’ W

PI: Raymond Schmitt

  Station 1
  Distance: 2045
  Days: 2
  Latitude: 25° 0.0’ N
  Longitude: 38° 0.0’ W

Supporting documentation:

PI: Raymond Schmitt

»Swimming_With_A_Marine_Robot.jpg
»Pre_Deployment.jpg
»P3090021.JPG
»SPURS_deck_V3.pdf
»KN209_deck_draft.JPG
»SPURS_Cruise_Plan_for_KNORR_2012.pdf
»Cruise_info.pdf

PI: Raymond Schmitt

»Swimming_With_A_Marine_Robot.jpg
»Pre_Deployment.jpg
»P3090021.JPG
»SPURS_deck_V3.pdf
»KN209_deck_draft.JPG
»SPURS_Cruise_Plan_for_KNORR_2012.pdf
»Cruise_info.pdf

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Notes: ROV shipping van to be placed on O-2 deck along with container from Previous cruise (Schmitt).

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Notes: ROV shipping van to be placed on O-2 deck along with container from Previous cruise (Schmitt).

Funding

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: OCE-1129646

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: OCE-1129646

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Knorr

Shipboard Equipment

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Bathymetry System 12 kHz
ADCP 300 kHz
Sippican XBT System (Mark 21)
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
Science Underway Seawater System
ADCP 75 kHz

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Bathymetry System 12 kHz
ADCP 300 kHz
Sippican XBT System (Mark 21)
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
Science Underway Seawater System
ADCP 75 kHz

Shipboard Communication

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet
Is there a need to receive data from shore on a regular basis?
Is there a need to transfer data to shore on a regular basis?
Is there an expectation to use Skype or any other real-time video conference program?

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet
Is there a need to receive data from shore on a regular basis?
Is there a need to transfer data to shore on a regular basis?
Is there an expectation to use Skype or any other real-time video conference program?

CTD/Water Sampling

PI: Raymond Schmitt

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors

PI: Raymond Schmitt

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors

Critical CTD Sensors

PI: Raymond Schmitt

PI: Raymond Schmitt

CTD-Related Equipment

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP)

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP)

Hydrographic Analysis Equipment

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Salinometer
Salt Bottles (2 cases of 125 ml provided)

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Salinometer
Salt Bottles (2 cases of 125 ml provided)

MET Sensors

PI: Raymond Schmitt

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

PI: Raymond Schmitt

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

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Storage Notes:

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Storage Notes:

Navigation

PI: Raymond Schmitt

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

PI: Raymond Schmitt

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

PI: Raymond Schmitt

GPS

PI: Raymond Schmitt

GPS

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Navigation Notes:

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Navigation Notes:

Winches

PI: Raymond Schmitt

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
Mooring / TSE winch

PI: Raymond Schmitt

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
Mooring / TSE winch

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Winch Notes:

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Winch Notes:

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Wire Notes:

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Wire Notes:

Standard Oceanographic Cables

PI: Raymond Schmitt

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

PI: Raymond Schmitt

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

Specialized Deck Equipment

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required: yes Type: TSE
Cruise Specific Science Winch Required: no Type: 
Nets Required: no Type: 

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required: yes Type: TSE
Cruise Specific Science Winch Required: no Type: 
Nets Required: no Type: 

Over the Side Equipment

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers instruments over the side? yes
Details:
HRP Launch/recovery system

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers instruments over the side? yes
Details:
HRP Launch/recovery system

Special Requirements

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Elecrical Power: yes Identify:  220V and 440V 3phase
Equipment Handling: no Identify: 
Inter/intraship Communications: no Identify: 
Science Stowage: yes Identify: Some gear post cruise, Van on 0-2 Deck
Water: no Identify: 

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Elecrical Power: yes Identify:  220V and 440V 3phase
Equipment Handling: no Identify: 
Inter/intraship Communications: no Identify: 
Science Stowage: yes Identify: Some gear post cruise, Van on 0-2 Deck
Water: no Identify: 

Additional Cruise Items/Activities

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Explosive Devices:no
Portable Air Compressors:no
Flammable Gases:no
Small Boat Operations:yes
SCUBA Diving Operations:no

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Explosive Devices:no
Portable Air Compressors:no
Flammable Gases:no
Small Boat Operations:yes
SCUBA Diving Operations:no

Hazardous Material

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Will hazardous material be utilized?no
Describe deployment method and quantity:
Lithium batteries

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Will hazardous material be utilized?no
Describe deployment method and quantity:
Lithium batteries

Radioactive Material

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Radioiosotopes:no

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Radioiosotopes:no

Additional Information

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yes
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
If Seabeam can be used it would simplify mooring deployment but not necessary.
Other required equipment and special needs:

PI: Raymond Schmitt

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yes
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
If Seabeam can be used it would simplify mooring deployment but not necessary.
Other required equipment and special needs:

Checklist & Notes

Checklist

U.S. Customs Form: no
Diplomatic Clearance: no
Date Submitted:
Date Approved:
Agent Information:
Azores:Contact: Eduardo Cordeiro
Phone. 351 296 284 620
Fax: 351 296 284 501
Mobile: 351 962700054
Mobile: 351 917861923
Email: azores.shipping@mail.telepac.pt;

Woods Hole:
Chad Smith
Assistant Marine Operations Coordinator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
38 Water Street MS #37
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Office: (508)-289-3811
Email: csmith@whoi.edu


Countries:
Portugal (Azores)
United States
Notes:
US Customs Forms Required - 4455
Isotope Use Approval: no
Isotope Notes:
SCUBA Diving: no

Checklist

SSSG Tech:
Amy Simoneau, David Simms
Mobilize: WHOI

Demob: Azores
Single 20' Storage container to remain onboard for Schmitt group, returns to US aboard Knorr.
Shore crane to be utilized at shared expense with Luther Science party in Azores