Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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Ship

R/V Knorr

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: Nov 22, 2013

Woods Hole

Arrival: Dec 5, 2013

Woods Hole

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 2 OOI Coastal Profiler Moorings (CPMs) and validate their operation, 3) Perform field verification activities, including a meteorological intercomparison at the CSM site and CTD casts with water sampling at mooring sites. The ancillary objectives are a) Seabeam surveys of the mooring sites and of the Pioneer moored array region in general, b) Cross-shelf and along-shelf surveys in the vicinity of the moored array using the shipboard ADCPs.

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Visit WHOI

Stations:

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

Supporting documentation:

»Pioneer_Planned_Installation_Schedule_2013-11-09_ver_1-21.docx
»Pioneer_I_PATON_Submission_2013-11-8-V1.pdf
»NAE-2010-1283_OOI_Pioneer_Array_Permit-1.pdf
»LNM_mooring_predeploy_Pioneer1-2.txt
»OOI_Pioneer_1_Projected_Deckload.xls
»Pioneer_1_RV_KNORR__DECK_LAY_OUT_vers.3_111213-1.pdf
»Pioneer_1_Moorings_to_be_deployed-1.pdf
»personnel_list_Knorr_214.docx
»Knorr_science_berthing.pdf
»Pioneer_2013_station_list.xls
»Pioneer_micrositing3_distances_km.png

Funding

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: 000000

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Knorr

Shipboard Equipment

ADCP 300 kHz
ADCP 75 kHz
Bathymetry System 12 kHz
Multibeam

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
How many nets? null
How many tansponders? null
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
Other Portable Winch
Winch Notes: TSE from sourced from WHOI Rigging Shop

Power Requirements:
  • Heavy lift winch  440v 100 amp
  • TSE winch 440v 60 amp



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.

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: 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: 100 AMP
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:

Checklist & Notes

Checklist

U.S. Customs Form: no
Diplomatic Clearance: no
Date Submitted:
Date Approved:
Agent Information:
Countries:
Notes:
Isotope Use Approval: no
Isotope Notes:
SCUBA Diving: no

Checklist

SSSG Tech: