Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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KN223 - Long Core

Ship

R/V Knorr

Cruise Party

Steven D'Hondt: Principal Investigator
South Ferry Road Narragansett, RI USA 02882
+1 401 874 6808
dhondt@mail.uri.edu

Richard Murray: Principal Investigator, Chief Scientist
Boston University Earth & Environment 685 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA USA 02215
+1 617 353 6532
rickm@bu.edu

Robert Pockalny: Principal Investigator
Organization Name South Ferry Road Narragansett, RI USA 02882
+1 401 874 6926
rpockalny@mail.uri.edu

Arthur Spivack: Principal Investigator
South Ferry Road Narragansett, Rhode Island USA 02882
+1 401 423 0063
spivack@mail.uri.edu

Departure: Oct 25, 2014

Woods Hole

Arrival: Dec 2, 2014

Woods Hole

Operations Area

Western North Atlantic
Lat/Lon: 15° 45.0′ N / 51° 60.0′ W
Depth Range: 2200 / 3200
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no

Science Objectives

1. Constrain salinity and preformed nitrate of the North Atlantic across a wide range of waterdepths during the last glacial maximum

2. investigate the habitability and microbial communities of deep sediment and seawater in representative regions and sediment types in the western North Atlantic

Science Activities

Long piston coring, gravity coring multi-coring, CTD/Niskin operations; multibeam and 3.5 kHz mapping of sites; shipboard studies of interstitial water chemistry; shipboard core logging; shipboard sampling for geochemistry, microbiology, paleoceanography
*Departure delayed until October 27th 2014
*Return Date adjusted to December 3rd 2014

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference/Visit WHOI

Stations:

  Core test
  Distance: 150
  Days: 1
  Latitude: 35° 40.0’ N
  Longitude: 65° 35.0’ W

  Station 1
  Distance: 1700
  Days: 2
  Latitude: 15° 45.0’ N
  Longitude: 52° 0.0’ W

  Station 2
  Distance: 250
  Days: 2
  Latitude: 14° 50.0’ N
  Longitude: 48° 0.0’ W

  Station 3
  Distance: 170
  Days: 2
  Latitude: 15° 30.0’ N
  Longitude: 50° 25.0’ W

  Station 4
  Distance: 100
  Days: 2
  Latitude: 15° 0.0’ N
  Longitude: 49° 10.0’ W

  Station 5
  Distance: 60
  Days: 2
  Latitude: 15° 25.0’ N
  Longitude: 49° 50.0’ W

  Station 6
  Distance: 600
  Days: 2
  Latitude: 22° 30.0’ N
  Longitude: 57° 0.0’ W

  Station 7
  Distance: 410
  Days: 2
  Latitude: 29° 0.0’ N
  Longitude: 58° 30.0’ W

Supporting documentation:

»KN223_Personnel_List.xlsb
»Copy_of_KN223_proposed_core_sites.xlsx
»RM102014.pdf
»Draft_KN223_van_placement.JPG
»KN223_Plot_(Google_Earth).JPG
»Spivack_KN223_precruise_agenda.docx
Notes: Sample Locations updated 10/22/14

Change summary: Test Site updated

Funding

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: OCE-1433150

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Knorr

Other Science Vans:

Shipboard Equipment

12 kHz Pinger for Wire Use
ADCP 300 kHz
ADCP 75 kHz
Bathymetry System 12 kHz
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
Deionized Water System
Fume Hood
Gravimeter
Multibeam
Science Underway Seawater System
Sippican XBT System (Mark 21)
Towed Magnetometer

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet
Is there a need to receive data from shore on a regular basis?

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors
SBE43 oxygen sensor
Seapoint STM turbidity sensor
Wet Labs C*Star transmissometer (660nm wavelength)
Wet Labs ECO-AFL fluorometer
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

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

Sediment Sampling

Gravity corers
Jumbo Long Corer
Multi-core
Piston corers

Sample Storage

Freezer -20°C
Freezer -70°C 25 cu. ft.
Freezer -70°C 3.2 cu. ft. ea.
Refrigerator 8.6 cu. ft.
Chest Freezer (Household type) 0°F
Storage Notes: Need as much cold storage as possible, particularly -70C
PRE CRUISE MEETING Science needs 50 cubic feet of -70C - or as close as we can provide.
Existing on board = 9.6 cu/ft.  (eb, 8/15).

FOLLOW UP:
Actual Freezer Space Aboard for KN223

Main Lab:

  • Upright -70 Freezer: 14 Cuft
  • Chest -70 Freezer: 25 cuft

Lower Lab

  • Small Chest -70 Freezer: 3.2 cuft
  • Small Chest -70 Freezer: 3.2 cuft

Science Cargo Hold

  • Small Chest -70 Freezer: 3.2 cuft

Items Not Required/Available

-Magnetometer

-Standard Piston Core (for back up)

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
Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire
Winch Notes: Need winches necessary for gravity coring, multi-coring, CTD operation and long coring
Wire Notes:

Standard Oceanographic Cables

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

Portable Vans

Cold Storage Van
Isotope Van
Chemical Storage Van
Science Van 1
Type/size: Broda storage van Location: 02 deck
Water: Power:
Science Van 2
Type/size: chem van Location: 02 deck
Water: Power:
Science Van 3
Type/size: Broda tool van Location: main deck notch
Water: Power:
Science Van 4
Type/size: Broda cold van Location: 01 deck stbd
Water: Power:
Science Van 5
Type/size: OSU MST van Location: 01 deck port
Water: Power:yes

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 Details:
Jim Broda / WHOI LONG CORE will bring all coring supplies and overboarding equipment.

Special Requirements

Elecrical Power: yes Identify: long core winch, level wind and vans
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:yes Small Boat Operations:no SCUBA Diving Operations:no

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized?yesDescribe deployment method and quantity:

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yesSpecialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
coring, CTD/Niskin
Long CoreOther required equipment and special needs:

Checklist & Notes

Checklist

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

Chad Smith - Woods Hole Oceanographic
508-289-3811
csmith@whoi.edu

Shipping:

R/V Knorr
C/O Chad Smith
266 Woods Hole Rd
Woods Hole, MA
02543

Countries:
USA
International Waters
Notes:
not required.
Isotope Use Approval: no
Isotope Notes:
8/15 - Pre cruise note:  Science is checking if stable enriched isotopes will be used.  May need UNOLS lab van or our Rad Van. (eb)

Rad Authorization Number: RM102014
Granted:10/09/2014
SCUBA Diving: no

Checklist

SSSG Tech:
Ellen Roosen, Amy Simoneau
Oct 21 to Oct 24 = mobe at WHOI.  
Dec 3 & 4 = demobe at WHOI.

October 25th: Schedule shifted. Departure took place on October 27. Return ETA December 3rd.