Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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AT37-03 OOI Endurance


R/V Atlantis

Cruise Party

Edward Dever: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Organization Name 104 CEOAS Admin Bldg Corvallis, OR USA 97331
+1 541 908 2119

Departure: Sep 19, 2016

Newport, OR

Arrival: Oct 4, 2016

Newport, OR

Operations Area

Lat/Lon: 45° 0.0′ N / 124° 15.0′ W
Depth Range: 25 / 600
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no

Science Objectives

turn OOI Endurance Array moorings, profilers, gliders, take accompanying CTD and other ancillary data for science validation of moored sensors

Science Activities

recover and deploy 7 surface moorings over the continental shelf off Washington (4) and Oregon (3).  Perform pre-recovery and post-deployment CTD casts with water sampling.  Recover and deploy up to 6 gliders.  Recover and deploy up to 4 profiling moorings

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference


Supporting documentation:



Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: OCE - 1026342

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Atlantis

Other Science Vans:

Shipboard Equipment

ADCP 75 kHz
Bathymetry System 12 kHz
Deionized Water System
Fume Hood
Navigation - Heading
Navigation - Position
Science Underway Seawater System

Shipboard Communication

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

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 ECO-AFL fluorometer
Wet Labs FLNTURTD Combination Flourometer and Turbidity Sensor

Critical CTD Sensors

MET Sensors

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

Sample Storage

Freezer -70°C 25 cu. ft.
Storage Notes:


Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
How many nets? null
How many tansponders? null
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?no


Navigation Notes:


CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
Mooring / TSE winch
Other Portable Winch
Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire
Winch Notes: OOI heavy lift winch (SOSI) on main deck for anchor recovery.  Requires 480V 3-phase power supply.  Currently winch is configured without a connector (just bare wires).

Question: would the TSE winch come from the west coast winch pool, or would it come from the east coast pool and be carried over on Atlantis? 
Winch Notes:

Standard Oceanographic Cables

Slip ring required? no
Non-standard wire required? no
Traction winch required? no
Science Van 1
Type/size: Tool Van, 10'L x 8' W x 8'6" H; 8500 lbs Location: TBD
Water: no Power:yes

Specialized Deck Equipment

Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required: yes Type: heavy lift 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: mooring block for use with heavy lift winch - Smith-Berger Model 22-HB Hanging block, max capacity 34,000lbs.  MCD will be onboard.

Special Requirements

Elecrical Power: yes Identify 480V 3-phase power for Heavy Lift Winch
Equipment Handling: yes Identify: Tugger winches for tagging buoys, etc. for movement on deck.
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?yesDescribe deployment method and quantity:

Radioactive Material


Additional Information

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

Checklist & Notes


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


SSSG Tech: