Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis

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R/V Knorr

Cruise Party

William JOhns: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
RSMAS, University of MIami 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway Miami, FL USA 33149
+1 305 421 4054

Departure: Apr 13, 2011

Port Everglades, FL

Arrival: May 4, 2011

Port Everglades, FL

Operations Area

- see cruise prospectuc document -
Lat/Lon: 26° 0.0′ N / 76° 0.0′ W
Depth Range: 100 / 5500
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? Bahamas
Are visas or special travel documents required? no

Science Objectives

- see cruise prospectuc document -

Science Activities

- see cruise prospectuc document -

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference


Supporting documentation:



Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: OCE-0728108

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Knorr

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz
ADCP 300 kHz
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
ADCP 75 kHz
12 kHz Pinger for Wire Use
Deionized Water System
Science Underway Seawater System

CTD/Water Sampling

SBE43 oxygen sensor
911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors

Critical CTD Sensors

Request WHOI to suppluy a spare CTD and T/S/O2 sensors

CTD-Related Equipment

Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP)

Hydrographic Analysis Equipment

Salt Bottles (2 cases of 125 ml provided)

MET Sensors

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


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
Navigation Notes:


Mooring / TSE winch
CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
Winch Notes:
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

Hydrographic Van

Specialized Deck Equipment

Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required: yes Type: Double-barrel capstain system
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? no

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?no
Describe deployment method and quantity:

Radioactive Material


Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yes
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
Other required equipment and special needs:
Mooring intensive and CTD / Hydro intensive cruise.

Checklist & Notes


U.S. Customs Form: yes
Diplomatic Clearance: yes
Date Submitted: Dec 16, 2010
Date Approved:
Agent Information:

Master R/V Knorr
Attn: Scientist's Name - KN200-4
Wilhelmsen's Ship Services
8030 N.W. 77 Court
Medley, FL   33166

Edwin Delgado
Marine Manager
North America
Tel: 305-883-3829
Fax: 305-675-9260
Email: 'edwin.delgado@wilhelmsen.com'

AGENT NOTE: For all reply emails please use the following email address:
wss-mia-shipsagency@wilhelmsen.com  unless yourequire personal & confidential communication then please reply to 'edwin.delgado@wilhelmsen.com'

WHOI 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
Bahamas check in possible. 
Isotope Use Approval: no
Isotope Notes:
SCUBA Diving: no


SSSG Tech:
Amy Simonneau and Anton Zafero
- MOB Sunday Apirl 10 - Apirl 12.
U.K. Mooring group will have 8 containers delivered to dock for unloading.  One 20 foot contiainer will be loaded, the rest unpacked by forklft.

- Double (vertical) capstan winch will be welded to their own deck plates on Monday April 11 by outside vendor already set up.

- TSE with tip plate to be loaded on main deck as back up winch

- UNOLS lab van on 01 deck to be used by NOAA group on cruise for O2 and Salts

- NOAA / UM is bringing their own CTD rosette for cruise.
Knorr will need to check into the Bahamas for reserach clearance. 
Marsh Harbor is the prefeed location.  On or about April 15.