Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis


KN203-02

Ship

R/V Knorr

Cruise Party

Robert Pickart: Principal Investigator, Chief Scientist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Clark 359B, MS#21 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2858
rpickart@whoi.edu

Michael Spall: Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Clark 311A, MS#21 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 3342
mspall@whoi.edu
- added Robert Pickart as Chief Scientist on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
- added Robert Pickart as Principal Investigator on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
- added Michael Spall as Principal Investigator on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway

Departure: Aug 22, 2011

Reykjavik, Iceland

Arrival: Sep 22, 2011

Isafjorour, Iceland

Operations Area

Northern Iceland extending east toward Faroe Islands up north to Jan Mayan Island
- Northern Iceland extending east toward Faroe Islands up north to Jan Mayan Island on Jun 15, 2011 2:02 PM by Eric Benway
Lat/Lon: 72° 0.0′ N / 2° 0.0′ W
- set lat to 72° 0.0′ N, set lon to 2° 0.0′ W on Jun 15, 2011 2:02 PM by Eric Benway
Depth Range: 200 / 2000
- set min to 200, set max to 2000 on Jun 15, 2011 2:02 PM by Eric Benway
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? Iceland and Greenland
- Iceland and Greenland on Jun 15, 2011 2:02 PM by Eric Benway
Are visas or special travel documents required? yes
- set to yes on Jun 15, 2011 2:02 PM by Eric Benway

Science Objectives

This project investigates the sources of water feeding the Denmark Strait Overflow
Water. It is a collaborative field program between the Woods Hole Oceanographic
Institution (WHOI), the Marine Research Institute of Reykjavik (MRI), the University of
Bergen (UIB), and the Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ). Our approach is to
deploy a year-long set of moorings from August 2011 to August 2012, and carry out a
shipboard hydrographic/velocity survey of the region during the mooring deployment and
recovery cruises. Moorings will be maintained upstream of the Denmark Strait sill in the
major components of the circulation, as well as in the overflow water at the sill itself (see
the attached figure showing the mooring locations). The main scientific objective of the
program is to quantify the different water mass components, transports, and pathways
feeding the overflow water, and to understand the dynamics of the warm-to-cold
conversion of water that forms the overflow.
- This project investigates the sources of water feeding the Denmark Strait Overflow
Water. It is a collaborative field program between the Woods Hole Oceanographic
Institution (WHOI), the Marine Research Institute of Reykjavik (MRI), the University of
Bergen (UIB), and the Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ). Our approach is to
deploy a year-long set of moorings from August 2011 to August 2012, and carry out a
shipboard hydrographic/velocity survey of the region during the mooring deployment and
recovery cruises. Moorings will be maintained upstream of the Denmark Strait sill in the
major components of the circulation, as well as in the overflow water at the sill itself (see
the attached figure showing the mooring locations). The main scientific objective of the
program is to quantify the different water mass components, transports, and pathways
feeding the overflow water, and to understand the dynamics of the warm-to-cold
conversion of water that forms the overflow.
on Jun 15, 2011 2:02 PM by Eric Benway

Science Activities

The primary activities on the 2011 cruise are as follows:
(i) Mooring Work (see the attached figure showing the mooring locations). We will
deploy 12 new moorings across the northern part of Denmark Strait along the Kogur Line
(Note: a PIES instrument will also be deployed along the line for IFM-Hamburg).
Additionally, we will turn-around 4 existing moorings, 1 near the Denmark Strait sill and
3 to the northeast at the Hornbanki Line.
(ii) CTD Survey (see the attached figure showing tentative CTD lines). We will carry-out
a CTD survey, on the order of 300 full-depth casts. Water sampling will be minimal (salt
samples only).
(iii) Velocity survey. We will use the vessel-mounted ADCPs extensively to survey the
water currents.
- The primary activities on the 2011 cruise are as follows:
(i) Mooring Work (see the attached figure showing the mooring locations). We will
deploy 12 new moorings across the northern part of Denmark Strait along the Kogur Line
(Note: a PIES instrument will also be deployed along the line for IFM-Hamburg).
Additionally, we will turn-around 4 existing moorings, 1 near the Denmark Strait sill and
3 to the northeast at the Hornbanki Line.
(ii) CTD Survey (see the attached figure showing tentative CTD lines). We will carry-out
a CTD survey, on the order of 300 full-depth casts. Water sampling will be minimal (salt
samples only).
(iii) Velocity survey. We will use the vessel-mounted ADCPs extensively to survey the
water currents.
on Jun 15, 2011 2:02 PM by Eric Benway

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Visit WHOI
- Visit WHOI on Jun 15, 2011 2:02 PM by Eric Benway
- on Jun 15, 2011 2:02 PM by Eric Benway
Media personnel on board: Video, Writer, Teacher(s)
- Video, Writer, Teacher(s) on Jun 15, 2011 2:02 PM by Eric Benway
We have two types of outreach. (1) A team of 4-5 people will be performing outreach for the general public and for school children in roughly 10 schools. We will have onboard 1-2 teachers, a writer, a photographer, and a videographer. (2) We will have a camera man from National Geographic TV onboard, filming for an episode in an upcoming show about the oceans.
- We have two types of outreach. (1) A team of 4-5 people will be performing outreach for the general public and for school children in roughly 10 schools. We will have onboard 1-2 teachers, a writer, a photographer, and a videographer. (2) We will have a camera man from National Geographic TV onboard, filming for an episode in an upcoming show about the oceans. on Jun 15, 2011 2:02 PM by Eric Benway

Stations:

  Station 1
  Distance: null
  Days: null
  Latitude: 25° 14.0’ N
  Longitude: 68° 0.333’ W
- removed Name: Lat: 25° 14.0’ N, Lon: 68° 0.333’ W, Distance: , Days: on Jun 15, 2011 2:02 PM by Eric Benway
- added Name: Lat: 25° 14.0’ N, Lon: 68° 0.333’ W, Distance: null, Days: null on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
- added Name: Lat: 25° 14.0’ N, Lon: 68° 0.333’ W, Distance: , Days: on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway

Supporting documentation:

»Pickart_Lee_Transit_Load_Plan.JPG
»pickart_knorr_plan_2011.pdf
- added Pickart_Lee_Transit_Load_Plan.JPG on Jul 27, 2011 10:06 AM by Chad Smith
- added pickart_knorr_plan_2011.pdf on Jun 15, 2011 2:02 PM by Eric Benway
Notes: Note: After the mooring work is completed (approximately 10 days into the cruise) we
will drop off 7 members of the science party (including the mooring technicians) at a
coastal town in northern Iceland. This will likely be Siglufjordur (see the attached map of
Iceland). This requires use of the small boat (this has already been discussed with the
port office and the master).
- Note: After the mooring work is completed (approximately 10 days into the cruise) we
will drop off 7 members of the science party (including the mooring technicians) at a
coastal town in northern Iceland. This will likely be Siglufjordur (see the attached map of
Iceland). This requires use of the small boat (this has already been discussed with the
port office and the master).
on Jun 15, 2011 2:02 PM by Eric Benway

Funding

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: OCE-0959381

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Knorr

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz,
ADCP 300 kHz,
Sippican XBT System (Mark 21),
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz ,
ADCP 75 kHz
-added ADCP 300 kHz on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
-added ADCP 75 kHz on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
-added Bathymetry System 12 kHz on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
-added Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
-added Sippican XBT System (Mark 21) on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet,
Is there a need to transfer data to shore on a regular basis?,
Is there an expectation to use Skype or any other real-time video conference program?
-added Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
-added Is there a need to transfer data to shore on a regular basis? on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
-added Is there an expectation to use Skype or any other real-time video conference program? on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors,
SBE43 oxygen sensor,
Seapoint STM turbidity sensor,
Wet Labs ECO-AFL fluorometer
-added 911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
-added SBE43 oxygen sensor on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
-added Seapoint STM turbidity sensor on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
-added Wet Labs ECO-AFL fluorometer on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway

Critical CTD Sensors

Hydrographic Analysis Equipment

Salinometer ,
Salt Bottles (2 cases of 125 ml provided)
-added Salinometer on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
-added Salt Bottles (2 cases of 125 ml provided) on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway

MET Sensors

Air temperature,
Barometric Pressure,
Precipitation,
Relative Humidity,
Short Wave Solar Radiation,
Wind speed and direction
-added Air temperature on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
-added Barometric Pressure on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
-added Precipitation on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
-added Relative Humidity on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
-added Short Wave Solar Radiation on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
-added Wind speed and direction on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
Storage Notes:

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
- added no on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
How many nets? null
How many tansponders? null
Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation?no
- added no on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
Navigation Notes: Standard navigation
- added Standard navigation on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway

Winches

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire,
Trawl Winch with .680 Coax,
Mooring / TSE winch
-added Mooring / TSE winch on Jun 15, 2011 2:03 PM by Eric Benway
-added CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
-added Trawl Winch with .680 Coax on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
Winch Notes: Will use the trawl winch if any mooring dragging operations are required.
TSE Mooring winch arranged by Rick Trask.
- changed from Will use the trawl winch if any mooring dragging operations are required. to Will use the trawl winch if any mooring dragging operations are required.
TSE Mooring winch arranged by Rick Trask.
on Jun 15, 2011 2:03 PM by Eric Benway
- added Will use the trawl winch if any mooring dragging operations are required. on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway

Wire use and application

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire,
Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire
-added CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
-added Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
Wire Notes:

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: TSE mooring winch
Nets Required: no Type: 
Cruise Specific Science Winch Revisions

- Cruise Specific Science Winch Required? : changed from no to yes on Jun 15, 2011 2:03 PM by Eric Benway
- Cruise Specific Science Winch Required? : added no on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
- Type : added TSE mooring winch on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway

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:yes
SCUBA Diving Operations:no

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized?no
- added no on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
Describe deployment method and quantity:

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yes
- added yes on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
The vessel-mounted ADCP data are crucial to the experiment.
- changed from The vessel-mounted ADCP data are crucial to the experiment. to The vessel-mounted ADCP data are crucial to the experiment. on Jun 15, 2011 2:03 PM by Eric Benway
- added The vessel-mounted ADCP data are crucial to the experiment. on Jun 15, 2011 2:01 PM by Eric Benway
Other required equipment and special needs:

Checklist & Notes

Checklist

U.S. Customs Form: yes
- added yes on Jun 15, 2011 2:07 PM by Eric Benway
Diplomatic Clearance: yes
- added yes on Jun 15, 2011 2:07 PM by Eric Benway
Date Submitted: Jan 13, 2011
- added Jan 13, 2011 on Jun 15, 2011 2:07 PM by Eric Benway
Date Approved:
Agent Information:
WOODS HOLE, MA:

Master R/V KNORR
Attn: Scientist's Name - KN203-02
c/o WHOI
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Contact: Chad Smith
Phone: (508) 289-3811
Fax: (508) 457-2185
Email: csmith@whoi.edu
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REYKJAVIK, ICELAND:

Master R/V KNORR
Attn: Scientist's Name - KN203-02
c/o TVG-Zimsen ehf
Korngardar 2
104 Reykjavik
Iceland

Phone: 011 354 5600 700
Fax:  011 354 5600 780
Email:  eca@tvg.is
24 Hour Mobile Service:  011 354 856 0701

Primary Contact: Johann Bogason
Direct line: 011 354 856 0701
Email:  johann@tvg.is      

Contact: Helgi Bjarnason
Direct liine: 011 354 856 0740 
Email:  helgi@tvg.is 

NOTE:  Please note that TVG-Zimsen and WHOI contacts should be notified of all shipments.

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





- added WOODS HOLE, MA:

Master R/V KNORR
Attn: Scientist's Name - KN203-02
c/o WHOI
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Contact: Chad Smith
Phone: (508) 289-3811
Fax: (508) 457-2185
Email: csmith@whoi.edu
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REYKJAVIK, ICELAND:

Master R/V KNORR
Attn: Scientist's Name - KN203-02
c/o TVG-Zimsen ehf
Korngardar 2
104 Reykjavik
Iceland

Phone: 011 354 5600 700
Fax:  011 354 5600 780
Email:  eca@tvg.is
24 Hour Mobile Service:  011 354 856 0701

Primary Contact: Johann Bogason
Direct line: 011 354 856 0701
Email:  johann@tvg.is      

Contact: Helgi Bjarnason
Direct liine: 011 354 856 0740 
Email:  helgi@tvg.is 

NOTE:  Please note that TVG-Zimsen and WHOI contacts should be notified of all shipments.

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





on Jun 15, 2011 2:07 PM by Eric Benway
Countries:
Notes:
US 4455's needed before Departure WHOI August 9.
- added US 4455's needed before Departure WHOI August 9. on Jun 15, 2011 2:07 PM by Eric Benway
Isotope Use Approval: no
- added no on Jun 15, 2011 2:07 PM by Eric Benway
Isotope Notes:
SCUBA Diving: no
- added no on Jun 15, 2011 2:07 PM by Eric Benway

Checklist

SSSG Tech:
AUg 8 mobilization WHOI
- added AUg 8 mobilization WHOI on Jun 15, 2011 2:07 PM by Eric Benway