Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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KN197-10

Ship

R/V Knorr

Cruise Party

Lloyd Keigwin: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution McLean 207A, MS#08 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2784
lkeigwin@whoi.edu

Departure: Jul 10, 2010

Horta, Azores

Arrival: Aug 1, 2010

Woods Hole

Operations Area

between WH and Azores
Lat/Lon:
Depth Range: 900 m / >5km
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? Canada. You guys already know this stuff.
Are visas or special travel documents required? no

Science Objectives

This is a three-year project to conduct paleo-ocean and paleoclimate studies of deep ocean sediments from high deposition rate sites in the western subtropical North Atlantic.  In the first year, research will be conducted on existing samples from Laurentian Fan and new samples will be collected during a three week surveying and coring cruise to locations between Newfoundland and the Mid Atlantic Ridge (MAR).  These sites include the Tail of the Grand Bank, Corner Rise, the west flank of the MAR, and small plateaus and basins near the crest of the MAR.  Each location will be sampled with a multicorer, a gravity corer, and a large diameter piston corer.  The underlying theme of this research is to link radiocarbon ventilation ages in the deep ocean, as measured by paired 14C analysis of benthic and planktonic foraminifera, with surface ocean conditions on different spatial and temporal scales. 

Science Activities

multicoring, gravity coring, long piston coring, hydrocasting, plankton towing, seafloor mapping

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Visit WHOI

Stations:

  Station 1
  Distance: null
  Days: null
  Latitude: 37° 5.0’ N
  Longitude: 32° 2.0’ W

  Station 2
  Distance: null
  Days: null
  Latitude: 36° 55.5’ N
  Longitude: 32° 57.0’ W

Supporting documentation:

Funding

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: 882854

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Knorr

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz
Sippican XBT System (Mark 21)
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
Multibeam
Deionized Water System
Science Underway Seawater System
ADCP 150 kHz
ADCP 75 kHz

CTD/Water Sampling

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

Critical CTD Sensors

Sediment Sampling

Gravity corers
Multi-core
Jumbo Long Corer

Sample Storage

Chest Freezer (Household type) 0°F
Storage Notes: need reefer van for cores

Navigation

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

Winches

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
Hydro Winch with .25" hydro wire

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

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:
LONG CORING

Special Requirements

Elecrical Power: no Identify: 
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?yes
Describe deployment method and quantity:

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:yes

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yes
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
seabeam, coring
Other required equipment and special needs:

Checklist & Notes

Checklist

U.S. Customs Form: no
Diplomatic Clearance: yes
Date Submitted: Mar 10, 2010
Date Approved: Apr 14, 2010
Agent Information:
AZORES - Ponta Delgada:

AZORES; PUNTA DELGADA:

Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name - KN197-10
c/o Allships-Agencia de Navegação, Lda.
Avenida Infante D. Henrique, 33-5
9500-150 Ponta Delgada
AZORES ISLANDS

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;

allships@azores-shipping.com

http://www.allships-agency-azores.com

Note: Agent and WHOI contacts should be copied on all communications. It is requested that shipment information of any equipment be communicated to the Agent and WHOI contacts

Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name - KN197-10
c/o Allships-Agencia de Navegação, Lda.
Avenida Infante D. Henrique, 33-5
9500-150 Ponta Delgada
AZORES ISLANDS

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;

allships@azores-shipping.com

http://www.allships-agency-azores.com

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WOODS HOLE, MA:

Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name - KN197-10
c/o WHOI
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Contact: Eric Benway
Phone: (508) 289-3770
Fax: (508) 457-2185
Email: ebenway@whoi.edu






Note: Agent and WHOI contacts should be copied on all communications. It is requested that shipment information of any equipment be communicated to the Agent and WHOI contacts
Countries:
Azores (Portugal), Canada, USA
Notes:
Science will be responsible for providing all nessessary shiping documents, Manifests, and Bills of Lading if required upon entry into USA.
Isotope Use Approval: no
Isotope Notes:
Core Logger is requested.
SCUBA Diving: no

Checklist

SSSG Tech:
Amy Simoneau (f) & Sean Guss (m)
Loading will be in Ponta Delgada
Off load will be in Woods Hole Ma.