Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis


OC475

Ship

R/V Oceanus

Cruise Party

Robert Weller: Principal Investigator, Chief Scientist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Clark 204A, MS#29 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2508
rweller@whoi.edu
- added Robert Weller as Chief Scientist on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith
- added Robert Weller as Principal Investigator on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith

Departure: Sep 22, 2011

Woods Hole

Arrival: Sep 26, 2011

Woods Hole

Operations Area

Pioneer Array, 39deg to 40deg 20'N, 70deg 30' to 71deg W
- Pioneer Array, 39deg to 40deg 20'N, 70deg 30' to 71deg W on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith
Lat/Lon: 39° 40.0′ N / 70° 47.5′ W
- set lat to 39° 40.0′ N, set lon to 70° 47.5′ W on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith
Depth Range: 500 / 2,500
- set min to 500, set max to 2,500 on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? USA
- USA on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith
Are visas or special travel documents required? no
- set to no on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith

Science Objectives

1) To deploy for at sea testing three prototype moorings of the type to be used in the Coastal and Global Scale Nodes (CGSN) of the NSF Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI).
2)  To test and characterize the performance of the hardware of these moorings and of the instrumentation and associated electronics.
3) To test power generation systems on the surface buoy and measure power consumption.
4) To test data telemetry and the flow of data from the instruments to the shore.
5) To assess the impacts of bioufouling.
6) To validate mooring deployment and recovery procedures.
7) To test software on the deployed platforms and at the shore facilities.
8) To validate mooring designs.
- 1) To deploy for at sea testing three prototype moorings of the type to be used in the Coastal and Global Scale Nodes (CGSN) of the NSF Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI).
2)  To test and characterize the performance of the hardware of these moorings and of the instrumentation and associated electronics.
3) To test power generation systems on the surface buoy and measure power consumption.
4) To test data telemetry and the flow of data from the instruments to the shore.
5) To assess the impacts of bioufouling.
6) To validate mooring deployment and recovery procedures.
7) To test software on the deployed platforms and at the shore facilities.
8) To validate mooring designs.
on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith

Science Activities

1) Deploy Coastal Surface Mooring close to 39 deg 55.0 minutes N, 70 degrees, 47.5 minutes W in approximately 520 m of water.
2) Deploy Coastal Profiler Mooring close to 39 deg 55.0 minutes N, 70 degrees, 47.5 minutes W in approximately 520 m of water.
3) Deploy Global Mooring close to 39 deg 30.0 minutes N, 70 degrees, 47.5 minutes W in approximately 2,480 m of water.
- 1) Deploy Coastal Surface Mooring close to 39 deg 55.0 minutes N, 70 degrees, 47.5 minutes W in approximately 520 m of water.
2) Deploy Coastal Profiler Mooring close to 39 deg 55.0 minutes N, 70 degrees, 47.5 minutes W in approximately 520 m of water.
3) Deploy Global Mooring close to 39 deg 30.0 minutes N, 70 degrees, 47.5 minutes W in approximately 2,480 m of water.
on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Visit WHOI
- Visit WHOI on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith
Meeting Notes: At WHOI
- At WHOI on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith

Stations:

Supporting documentation:

»AST2_cruise_plan_draft_rev4.doc
»Rv_Oceanus_At_Sea_Test_2_deck_lay_out_deployment_vers.4.pdf
»3350-00009_HLW_DECK_ASSY_ANALYSIS_2011-09-07_Ver1-00.pdf
»Rv_Oceanus_At_Sea_Test_2_deck_lay_out_deployment.pdf
- added AST2_cruise_plan_draft_rev4.doc on Sep 16, 2011 10:57 AM by Chad Smith
- added Rv_Oceanus_At_Sea_Test_2_deck_lay_out_deployment_vers.4.pdf on Sep 15, 2011 10:15 AM by Chad Smith
- added 3350-00009_HLW_DECK_ASSY_ANALYSIS_2011-09-07_Ver1-00.pdf on Sep 12, 2011 2:20 PM by Chad Smith
- Rv_Knorr_AST2_RECOVERY_DECK_LAYOUT.pdf on Sep 15, 2011 10:14 AM by Chad Smith
- added Rv_Knorr_AST2_RECOVERY_DECK_LAYOUT.pdf on Jul 15, 2011 10:07 AM by Chad Smith
- added Rv_Oceanus_At_Sea_Test_2_deck_lay_out_deployment.pdf on Jul 15, 2011 10:07 AM by Chad Smith

Funding

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: OCE 1005697

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Oceanus


- added Heavy lift winch, TSE mooring winch
Will do 3 acoustic releases lowerings 500 to 1000 meter
on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz,
ADCP 150 kHz
-added ADCP 150 kHz on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith
-added Bathymetry System 12 kHz on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet,
Is there a need to receive data from shore on a regular basis?
-added Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith
-added Is there a need to receive data from shore on a regular basis? on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM 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 Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith

Critical CTD Sensors

MET Sensors

Wind speed and direction,
Air temperature,
Relative Humidity,
Precipitation,
Short Wave Solar Radiation
-added Air temperature on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith
-added Precipitation on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith
-added Relative Humidity on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith
-added Short Wave Solar Radiation on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith
-added Wind speed and direction on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith
Storage Notes:

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
- added no on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith
How many nets? null
How many tansponders? null
Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no
- added no on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith

Navigation

GPS
-added GPS on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith
Navigation Notes:

Winches

Other Portable Winch,
Mooring / TSE winch,
CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire,
Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire
-added CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith
-added Mooring / TSE winch on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith
-added Other Portable Winch on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith
-added Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith
Winch Notes: CGSN will bring Heavy Lift Winch as well as TSE.  Heavy lift winch  460V 3 phase peak 70 amps
TSE winch 460 volt 3 phase peak 60 amps
May run both at once
- added CGSN will bring Heavy Lift Winch as well as TSE.  Heavy lift winch  460V 3 phase peak 70 amps
TSE winch 460 volt 3 phase peak 60 amps
May run both at once
on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith
Wires 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: yes Type: winches, tuggers, real stands
Cruise Specific Science Winch Required: no Type: 
Nets Required: no Type: 
Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Revisions

- Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required? : added yes on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith
- Type : added winches, tuggers, real stands on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith

Over the Side Equipment

Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers instruments over the side? yes
Details:
Heavy lift winch, TSE mooring winch
Will do 3 acoustic releases lowerings 500 to 1000 meter

Special Requirements

Elecrical Power: yes Identify: see winch section
Equipment Handling: no Identify: 
Inter/intraship Communications: no Identify: 
Science Stowage: no Identify: 
Water: no Identify: 
Electrical Power Revisions

- Electrical Power : added yes on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith
- Identify : added see winch section on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith

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
- added no on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith
Describe deployment method and quantity:

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yes
- added yes on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
If needed to complete mooring work
- added If needed to complete mooring work on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith
Other required equipment and special needs:
May lift 6500 lb anchor using heavy lift winch and A-frame
- added May lift 6500 lb anchor using heavy lift winch and A-frame on Jun 22, 2011 1:45 PM by Chad Smith

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: