Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis


OC471-05

Ship

R/V Oceanus

Cruise Party

John Blackmon: Chief Scientist
Organization Name Bldg 3203 Stennis Space Center, MS USA 39529
+1 228 688 2262
john.blackmon@noaa.gov

Karen Grissom: Principal Investigator
NOAA/NDBC Bldg 3202 Rm 111A Stennis Space Center, MS United States 39529
+1 228 688 1325
karen.grissom@noaa.gov
- added John Blackmon as Chief Scientist on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith
- added Karen Grissom as Principal Investigator on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith

Departure: Jun 25, 2011

Morehead City, NC

Arrival: Jul 8, 2011

Woods Hole, MA

Operations Area

Northwest Atlantic
- Northwest Atlantic on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith
Lat/Lon: 37° 33.8′ N / 50° 0.5′ W
- set lat to 37° 33.8′ N, set lon to 50° 0.5′ W on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith
Depth Range: 2443 / 5392
- set min to 2443, set max to 5392 on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no

Science Objectives

Annual service of three DART buoys in the north Atlantic. The DART buoys are the Deep-Ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunami station used for the early detection of tsunamis and to acquire data for real-time inudation forecasting.

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Annual service of three DART buoys in the north Atlantic. The DART buoys are the Deep-Ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunami station used for the early detection of tsunamis and to acquire data for real-time inudation forecasting.

on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith

Science Activities

Deploying three buoys with complete mooring, recover and deploy three bottom pressure recorders, recover one mooring and possibly recover 1-2 drifting buoys (depending upon their position). In addition, a full ocean depth CTD cast is required at each station, along with current profiles within a 60 nm radius of each station collected with hull-mounted ADCP.  An echo sounder (or similar) depth measurement is required at each buoy location.

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Deploying three buoys with complete mooring, recover and deploy three bottom pressure recorders, recover one mooring and possibly recover 1-2 drifting buoys (depending upon their position). In addition, a full ocean depth CTD cast is required at each station, along with current profiles within a 60 nm radius of each station collected with hull-mounted ADCP.  An echo sounder (or similar) depth measurement is required at each buoy location.

on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference
- Teleconference on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith
Meeting Notes: Will send CD of DART deployment
- Will send CD of DART deployment on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith

Stations:

  41424
  Distance: 250
  Days: 1.0
  Latitude: 32° 55.75’ N
  Longitude: 72° 29.75’ W

  44401
  Distance: 1000
  Days: 1.00
  Latitude: 37° 33.8’ N
  Longitude: 50° 0.55’ W

  44402
  Distance: 130
  Days: 1.0
  Latitude: 39° 23.95’ N
  Longitude: 70° 56.5’ W
- added Name: 41424, Lat: 32° 55.75’ N, Lon: 72° 29.75’ W, Distance: 250, Days: 1.0
added Name: 44401, Lat: 37° 33.8’ N, Lon: 50° 0.55’ W, Distance: 1000, Days: 1.00
added Name: 44402, Lat: 39° 23.95’ N, Lon: 70° 56.5’ W, Distance: 130, Days: 1.0 on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith

Supporting documentation:

»Mooring_config.pdf
»DART_Specifications.pdf
»FSP_RV_Oceanus_41424_44401_44402.doc
- added Mooring_config.pdf on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith
- added DART_Specifications.pdf on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith
- added FSP_RV_Oceanus_41424_44401_44402.doc on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith

Funding

Funding Agency: NOAA
Grant or contract number: ISA 47

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Oceanus

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz,
ADCP 75 kHz
-added ADCP 75 kHz on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith
-added Bathymetry System 12 kHz on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet
-added Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors
-added 911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith

Critical CTD Sensors

MET Sensors

Wind speed and direction
-added Wind speed and direction on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith
Storage Notes:

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
- added no on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith
How many nets? null
How many tansponders? null
Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no
- added no on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith
Navigation Notes:

Winches

Mooring / TSE winch,
CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
-added CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith
-added Mooring / TSE winch on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith
Winch Notes: Deck winch: 12,000 pound capacity bear-drum winch
Crane: Knuckle-boom crane is preferred, minimum capacity of 8,000 lbs at maximum reach
A-Frame: Clearance of 18 ft vertical and 12 ft horizontal
- added Deck winch: 12,000 pound capacity bear-drum winch
Crane: Knuckle-boom crane is preferred, minimum capacity of 8,000 lbs at maximum reach
A-Frame: Clearance of 18 ft vertical and 12 ft horizontal
on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith
Wires Notes: Acoustic tansducer for communicating with acoustic release, lowered by cable approximately 15 ft depth, weight approx. 10 lbs.
- added Acoustic tansducer for communicating with acoustic release, lowered by cable approximately 15 ft depth, weight approx. 10 lbs. on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith

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: yes Type: Capstan
Cruise Specific Science Winch Required: no Type: 
Nets Required: no Type: 
Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Revisions

- Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required? : added yes on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith
- Type : added Capstan on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith

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?yes
- added yes on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith
Describe deployment method and quantity:
Lithium batteries in portable hazmat locker.
- added Lithium batteries in portable hazmat locker. on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yes
- added yes on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
Possible night time deploymnet of buoy and or BPR, but not recovery.
- added Possible night time deploymnet of buoy and or BPR, but not recovery. on May 4, 2011 10:26 AM by Chad Smith
Other required equipment and special needs:

Checklist & Notes

Checklist

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

Checklist

SSSG Tech: