Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Cruise Planning Synopsis
|Lisa Beal: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator|
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway Miami, FL USA 33149
+1 305 421 4093
Departure: Apr 4, 2010
Arrival: Apr 24, 2010
|Southwest Indian Ocean, off the southeast coast of South Africa, near East London.|
|Lat/Lon: 34° 0.0′ S / 28° 0.0′ E|
|Depth Range: 50 / 5000|
|Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?||South Africa|
|Are visas or special travel documents required?||no|
|To monitor the volume transport of the Agulhas Current for three years off East London, South Africa.|
|Deploy twelve moorings across the Agulhas Current: Seven full-depth current meter moorings over the continental slope, four C-PIES moorings at >4000 m depth, and one tide gauge in shallow water on the shelf.
Occupy 15-20 CTD stations along the mooring array.
|Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference|
|Media personnel on board: Writer|
|Dallas Murphy is the author of narrative non-fiction book "To Follow the Water" about the Ocean and climate. He participated on Bob Pickart's cruise in the Irminger Sea last year. He will provide daily blogs for our experiment website during the cruise.|
|Funding Agency: NSF|
|Grant or contract number: 0850891|
Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Knorr
|Bathymetry System 12 kHz|
|Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz|
|ADCP 75 kHz|
|ADCP 150 kHz|
|SBE43 oxygen sensor|
|911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors|
Critical CTD Sensors
|Scripps I.O. ODF group will bring 12bttl x 10 ltr rosette for primary use|
|Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP)|
Hydrographic Analysis Equipment
|Wind speed and direction|
|Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation?||no|
|How many nets?||0|
|How many tansponders?||0|
|Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation?||yes|
|Mooring / TSE winch|
|CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire|
|Wire Notes: Grad student will use the EM wire for small net tow sampling.|
Standard Oceanographic Cables
Specialized Deck Equipment
Over the Side Equipment
|Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers instruments over the side?||no|
Additional Cruise Items/Activities
|Portable Air Compressors:||no|
|Small Boat Operations:||no|
|SCUBA Diving Operations:||no|
|Will hazardous material be utilized?||yes|
|Describe deployment method and quantity:|
Lithium Batteries (30)
Inverted Echo sounders (5)
chems to be loaded on in Cape Town. Hazmat inventory sheets to come.
|Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?||yes|
|Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):|
|Other required equipment and special needs:|
For hydrography instrumentation: ODF will bring the following and use as primary.
- 12 x 10 ltr ctd rosette for primary use.
- O2 tirtration
WHOI CTD / salinometer will be as back up.
Checklist & Notes
|U.S. Customs Form:||no|
|Date Submitted:||Aug 11, 2009|
|Date Approved:||Nov 20, 2009|
|Master R/V Ship Name|
Attn: Scientist's Name
c/o John T. Rennie & Sons
19th Floor, No 1 Thibault Square
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
Contact: Megan Gobey, Cell phone: 27 (83) 3833270
Phone: 27 21 419 8660
Fax: 27 21 413 0290
Note: Agent and WHOI contacts should be copied on all communications. It is requested that shipment information of all equipment be communicated to the Agent and to WHOI contacts
|South Africa - Cape Town|
|Isotope Use Approval:||no|
|NEW 3/11/10: |
10 millicuries of Nickle 63. Brett Kuyper is submittig authorization to WHOI RSO.
April 26, 2010. Sealed source did not meet WHOI authorization. Swipe test to be preformed on source again.
|Amy Simoneau (f) Anton Zafereo (m)|
|2- 40 ft containers and 1 -20 ft container to be shipped to Cape Town. |
Loading will take place April 2 & April 3rd. Dep. April 4.
Mooring winch will be included in this shipment.
|A production company based in Cape Town has followed up with LISA BEAL and they say they will conduct an interview on the dockside or fantail of the ship on the morning of April 3rd. S.African contact is Georgie Hatt-Cook <firstname.lastname@example.org>|