Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis

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R/V Knorr

Cruise Party

Matthew Heintz: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Organization Name 266 Woods Hole Rd Woods Hole, MA USA 02543
+1 508 289 3426

Departure: Jul 26, 2013

Woods Hole

Arrival: Jul 28, 2013

Woods Hole

Operations Area

Coastal New England
Depth Range: min / max (m)
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no

Science Objectives

Jason Winch Test utilizing the Towcam in deepest water available within a transit radius from Woods Hole.

Science Activities

Lower Towcam on the Jason winch.

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Visit WHOI
Meeting Notes: Meeting held June 12 2013


Supporting documentation:



Funding Agency: WHOI
Grant or contract number: 000000000

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Knorr

Critical CTD Sensors

Towcam (Fornari)
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:


Other Portable Winch
Winch Notes: Jason Winch: Weight 38,000 lbs (2 pieces)Requires 480V 3 Phase @ 300A
Wire Notes: Will be using the wire currently on the Jason winch.

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

Special Requirements

Elecrical Power: yes Identify: Jason Winch 480V 3 Phase 300 Amps
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:no
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?yes
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
Other required equipment and special needs:

Checklist & Notes


U.S. Customs Form: no
Diplomatic Clearance: no
Date Submitted:
Date Approved:
Agent Information:
Woods Hole

Chad Smith
office: 508-289-3811
mobile: 617-999-4163

R/V Knorr- Jason Winch Test
c/o Chad Smith
266 Woods Hole Rd
Woods Hole, MA
Isotope Use Approval: no
Isotope Notes:
SCUBA Diving: no


SSSG Tech:
Robbie Laird