Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis

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Tioga - NSF Hazards


R/V Tioga

Cruise Party

Glen Gawarkiewicz: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Clark 343C, MS#21 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2913

Departure: Aug 1, 2018

Woods Hole

Arrival: Aug 3, 2018

Woods Hole

Operations Area

South of Martha's Vineyard
Lat/Lon: 41° 30.0′ N / 70° 40.0′ W
Depth Range: 10 / 80
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no

Science Objectives

Hydrographic sampling in support of large NSF field program on Lagrangian flow characteristics in coastal regions.
This request specifically covers the initial large scale hydrographic survey needed to initialize the
numerical model run by Pierre Lermusiaux at MIT

Science Activities

Operations will include CTD profiling over a broad area south of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Visit WHOI


  Not decided yet, similar to August 2017
  Distance: 30
  Days: 14
  Latitude: 41° 0.0’ N
  Longitude: 70° 40.0’ W

Supporting documentation:


Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: 263949.00

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Tioga

Shipboard Equipment

ADCP 300 kHz
CTD Winch
Navigation - Position
Knudsen SBP

CTD/Water Sampling

Biospherical underwater PAR (1000m depth limit) with reference Surface PAR
SBE43 oxygen sensor
Seapoint STM turbidity sensor
Wet Labs ECO-AFL fluorometer
Tioga 911+, 12 Bottle Rosette, 2 Liter Bottles

MET Sensors

Air temperature
Barometric Pressure
Relative Humidity
SBE 45 Sea Surface Temperature
SBE 48 Hull Temperature
SeaStar Sea Surface Flourometer
Wind speed and direction

Equipment Deployment

What type of equipment will you deploy?
Tioga CTD only
What are the dimensions?
What is the weight in air?

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized?no
Describe deployment method and quantity:

Additional Information

Brief operations description or comments:
Other 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: