Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis


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OC468-3

Ship

R/V Oceanus

Cruise Party

Karen Grissom: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
NOAA/NDBC Bldg 3202 Rm 111A Stennis Space Center, MS United States 39529
+1 228 688 1325
karen.grissom@noaa.gov

Departure: Sep 18, 2010

Gulfport MS

Arrival: Sep 26, 2010

Woods Hole, MA

Operations Area

~135 nm SE of Fire Island
Lat/Lon: 39° 29.23′ N / 70° 35.63′ W
Depth Range: min / max (m)
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? n/a
Are visas or special travel documents required? no

Science Objectives

Oceanus will be the ship of opportunity to recover a NOAA DART buoy #44402 that is adrift off station ~ 130 nm SE of Fire Island NY.  Once recovered they will redeploy a new DART Mooring buoy #44402 that will have acoustic release capability.

Science Activities

Recover drifiting buoy 44402 then redeploy replacement buoy 44402.

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference

Stations:

  Station 1
  Distance: 1660
  Days: 12-24 hrs
  Latitude: 39° 29.23’ N
  Longitude: 70° 35.63’ W

Supporting documentation:

»Mooring_diagram44402-100727B_.pdf

Funding

Funding Agency: NOAA
Grant or contract number: ISA000

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Oceanus

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
ADCP 150 kHz
ADCP 75 kHz

Critical CTD Sensors

MET Sensors

Wind speed and direction
Storage Notes: Only storage issue could be gear / equipment from Montoya cruise stored main lab area.

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? no
Winch Notes: NOAA provided their own capstan for this operation.  This is what the DART Program regulary usess for these operations.  
-NO TSE Winch.

Standard Oceanographic Cables

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

Specialized Deck Equipment

Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required: no Type: 
Cruise Specific Science Winch Required: yes Type: NOAA Capstan
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:
NOAA will bring snatch hooks and snatch blocks.
SSSG shipped down a "D6" Tugger for the deployment and recovery.

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:
batteies for electronics

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?no
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
none
Other required equipment and special needs:

Checklist & Notes

Checklist

U.S. Customs Form: no
Diplomatic Clearance: no
Date Submitted:
Date Approved:
Agent Information:
GULFPORT MS:

Master:  R/V OCEANUS
Attn:  Scientist's Name - OC468-3
Fillette Green Shipping Services (USA) Corp.
261 N. Conception Street
Mobile, AL   36603

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1842
Mobile, AL   36633
Phone:  (251) 375-2224
Fax:  (251) 423-6813
TELEX: 3772415 FGSS USWG
Email: mob@fillettegreen.com

Contact:  John Chaulk
Cell:  (251) 379-6597

WHOI NOTE:  Agent and WHOI contacts should be copied on all communications.  It is requested that shipping information of any equipment be communicated to the Agent and
WHOI contacts.
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WOODS HOLE, MA

Eric Benway
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Assistant Marine Operations Coordinator
266 Woods Hole Road, MS 37
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Telephone: 508-289-3770
Fax:  508-457-2185
email:  ebenway@whoi.edu
Countries:
n/a
Notes:
n/a
Isotope Use Approval: no
Isotope Notes:
none
SCUBA Diving: no

Checklist

SSSG Tech:
Catie Graver
Loading will take place Sept 17th.
2 NOAA trucks will arrive along side the vessel around 1000 -1100 hrs that day.
1 mooring will be already assembeld off site and will be ready to go.
2 large crates containing 2500m 3/4" nylon rope. 
7 pairs of floatation balls
1 acoustic release
2 anchors @ 3000 lbs each.
DEMOB will take place on Sunday Sept 26 and Mon 27.
NOAA will make shipping arrangements out of WHOI.