Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis


OC474

Ship

R/V Oceanus

Cruise Party

Roger Gauss: Principal Investigator
NRL USA
+1 240 593 6187
roger.gauss@nrl.navy.mil

Richard Menis: Principal Investigator
Naval Research Laboratory 4555 Overlook Ave. SW Washington, DC USA 20375
+1 202 404 4810
richard.menis@nrl.navy.mil

Tim Stanton: Chief Scientist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Bigelow 201-C, MS#11 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2757
tstanton@whoi.edu
- added Tim Stanton as Chief Scientist on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
- added Roger Gauss as Principal Investigator on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
- added Richard Menis as Principal Investigator on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith

Departure: Sep 6, 2011

WHOI

Arrival: Sep 17, 2011

WHOI

Operations Area

Northern Flank of Georges Bank
- Northern Flank of Georges Bank on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
Lat/Lon: 41° 0.0′ N / 66° 0.0′ W
- set lat to 41° 0.0′ N, set lon to 66° 0.0′ W on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
Depth Range: 50. m / 350. m
- set min to 50. m, set max to 350. m on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? Yes, Canadian Waters/Hague Line (>10nm from Hague Line)
- Yes, Canadian Waters/Hague Line (>10nm from Hague Line) on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
Are visas or special travel documents required? no
- set to no on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith

Science Objectives

Conduct acoustic and net surveys over and near Georges Bank. Advanced broadband acoustic systems will be used to classify swimbladder-bearing fish through their resonance. The studies will involve transects and measurements at fixed locations.

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Conduct acoustic and net surveys over and near Georges Bank. Advanced broadband acoustic systems will be used to classify swimbladder-bearing fish through their resonance. The studies will involve transects and measurements at fixed locations.

on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith

Science Activities

Deploy EdgeTech sonar and NRL source and receiver systems over Georges 

Bank studying the fish in conjunction with FR/V DELAWARE II.  Ship's personnel 

required for deployment and recovery of instrumentation: Bo'sun and 1 to 2 

seamen.

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Deploy EdgeTech sonar and NRL source and receiver systems over Georges 

Bank studying the fish in conjunction with FR/V DELAWARE II.  Ship's personnel 

required for deployment and recovery of instrumentation: Bo'sun and 1 to 2 

seamen.

on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference/Visit WHOI
- Teleconference/Visit WHOI on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
Meeting Notes: Stanton is at WHOI and can participate in person, Gauss is at NRL and will participate by telecon
- Stanton is at WHOI and can participate in person, Gauss is at NRL and will participate by telecon on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith

Stations:

Supporting documentation:

»MFASourceStructuralAnalysis.pdf
»Revised_Tow_Cable_Specs.pdf
»NRLWinch001.pdf
»NRL_Sonar_July2011.pptx
»More_NRL_MF_SourceArray_Winch_Pictures.ppt
»MFA_Source_Photos_2008.ppt
- added MFASourceStructuralAnalysis.pdf on Aug 26, 2011 9:32 AM by Chad Smith
- added Revised_Tow_Cable_Specs.pdf on Aug 26, 2011 9:32 AM by Chad Smith
- added NRLWinch001.pdf on Aug 19, 2011 12:52 PM by Chad Smith
- added NRL_Sonar_July2011.pptx on Aug 19, 2011 12:52 PM by Chad Smith
- added More_NRL_MF_SourceArray_Winch_Pictures.ppt on Aug 19, 2011 12:52 PM by Chad Smith
- added MFA_Source_Photos_2008.ppt on Aug 19, 2011 12:52 PM by Chad Smith

Funding

Funding Agency: ONR/NAVY
Grant or contract number: N00014-11-WX-20055

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Oceanus


- changed from

Two systems being used in sequence; NRL system and WHOI Edgetech system.

On Endeavor Edgetech system has been moved to port rail using a pallet jack during NRL system operations. WHOI Edgetech is deployed using scanfish winch on 01 deck through A-frame

 

NRL system is a two wire deployment; source through center of A-Frame using NRL supplied block and NRL winch on main deck and the receiver array deployed/retrieved from starboard J-frame using CTD wire as strength member while underway(avoids interference with prop).  Three Air tuggers available to assist in deploying/recovery of source, which includes chain weight. 

 

Deck space needs:

NRL source and deployment box 14 ft. x 2ft. x 2 ft. 1800 lbs - main deck

NRL Winch 8 ft x 8 ft x 8 ft @ 10000lbs – main deck
NRL receiver 30 ft x 1/4 ft - main deck starboard side

NRL receiver umbilical cable deployment box 6.5 ft x 4 ft x 3 ft
WHOI EdgeTech sonar 5 ft. x 4 ft. x 2 ft. 400 lbs. - main deck

to

Two systems being used in sequence; NRL system and WHOI Edgetech system.

On Endeavor WHOI Edgetech system was moved to port rail using a pallet jack during NRL system operations. WHOI Edgetech is deployed using scanfish winch on 01 deck through A-frame

 

NRL system is a two wire deployment; source through center of A-Frame using NRL supplied block and NRL winch on main deck and the receiver array deployed/retrieved from starboard hyrdroboom using CTD wire as strength member while underway(avoids interference with prop).  Three Air tuggers available to assist in deploying/recovery of source, which includes chain weight. 

(2 piece deployment / operation)

 

Deck space needs:

NRL VLA source and deployment box 14 ft. x 2ft. x 2 ft. 1800 lbs, dro - main deck

         ~ 10 m 3/4 chain weight and ~150 m droque line with float        

NRL Winch 8 ft x 8 ft x 8 ft @ 10000lbs – main deck
NRL HLA receiver 30 ft x 1/4 ft - main deck starboard side

        10-30 m droque line, ~ 2 m chain and 200-250 lb 1 m length x 4 inch diameter clump weight.

NRL receiver umbilical cable deployment box 6.5 ft x 4 ft x 3 ft
WHOI EdgeTech sonar 5 ft. x 4 ft. x 2 ft. 400 lbs. - main deck

on Aug 10, 2011 10:48 AM by Eric Benway
- changed from

Two systems being used in sequence; NRL system and WHOI Edgetech system.

On Endeavor WHOI Edgetech system was moved to port rail using a pallet jack during NRL system operations. WHOI Edgetech is deployed using scanfish winch on 01 deck through A-frame

 

NRL system is a two wire deployment; source through center of A-Frame using NRL supplied block and NRL winch on main deck and the receiver array deployed/retrieved from starboard J-frame using CTD wire as strength member while underway(avoids interference with prop).  Three Air tuggers available to assist in deploying/recovery of source, which includes chain weight. 

 

Deck space needs:

NRL VLA source and deployment box 14 ft. x 2ft. x 2 ft. 1800 lbs, dro - main deck

         ~ 10 m 3/4 chain weight and ~150 m droque line with float        

NRL Winch 8 ft x 8 ft x 8 ft @ 10000lbs – main deck
NRL HLA receiver 30 ft x 1/4 ft - main deck starboard side

        10-30 m droque line, ~ 2 m chain and 200-250 lb 1 m length x 4 inch diameter clump weight.

NRL receiver umbilical cable deployment box 6.5 ft x 4 ft x 3 ft
WHOI EdgeTech sonar 5 ft. x 4 ft. x 2 ft. 400 lbs. - main deck

to

Two systems being used in sequence; NRL system and WHOI Edgetech system.

On Endeavor Edgetech system has been moved to port rail using a pallet jack during NRL system operations. WHOI Edgetech is deployed using scanfish winch on 01 deck through A-frame

 

NRL system is a two wire deployment; source through center of A-Frame using NRL supplied block and NRL winch on main deck and the receiver array deployed/retrieved from starboard J-frame using CTD wire as strength member while underway(avoids interference with prop).  Three Air tuggers available to assist in deploying/recovery of source, which includes chain weight. 

 

Deck space needs:

NRL source and deployment box 14 ft. x 2ft. x 2 ft. 1800 lbs - main deck

NRL Winch 8 ft x 8 ft x 8 ft @ 10000lbs – main deck
NRL receiver 30 ft x 1/4 ft - main deck starboard side

NRL receiver umbilical cable deployment box 6.5 ft x 4 ft x 3 ft
WHOI EdgeTech sonar 5 ft. x 4 ft. x 2 ft. 400 lbs. - main deck

on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
- added

Two systems being used in sequence; NRL system and WHOI Edgetech system.

On Endeavor WHOI Edgetech system was moved to port rail using a pallet jack during NRL system operations. WHOI Edgetech is deployed using scanfish winch on 01 deck through A-frame

 

NRL system is a two wire deployment; source through center of A-Frame using NRL supplied block and NRL winch on main deck and the receiver array deployed/retrieved from starboard J-frame using CTD wire as strength member while underway(avoids interference with prop).  Three Air tuggers available to assist in deploying/recovery of source, which includes chain weight. 

 

Deck space needs:

NRL VLA source and deployment box 14 ft. x 2ft. x 2 ft. 1800 lbs, dro - main deck

         ~ 10 m 3/4 chain weight and ~150 m droque line with float        

NRL Winch 8 ft x 8 ft x 8 ft @ 10000lbs – main deck
NRL HLA receiver 30 ft x 1/4 ft - main deck starboard side

        10-30 m droque line, ~ 2 m chain and 200-250 lb 1 m length x 4 inch diameter clump weight.

NRL receiver umbilical cable deployment box 6.5 ft x 4 ft x 3 ft
WHOI EdgeTech sonar 5 ft. x 4 ft. x 2 ft. 400 lbs. - main deck

on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz,
Sippican XBT System (Mark 21),
ADCP 150 kHz,
ADCP 75 kHz
-added ADCP 150 kHz on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
-added ADCP 75 kHz on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
-added Bathymetry System 12 kHz on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
-added Sippican XBT System (Mark 21) on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet
-added Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith

CTD/Water Sampling

Wet Labs ECO-AFL fluorometer,
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 Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
-added Wet Labs ECO-AFL fluorometer on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith

Critical CTD Sensors

Sound Velocity profile no water water sapmles required
- added Sound Velocity profile no water water sapmles required on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith

CTD-Related Equipment

ECO/AFL and STM sensor (WHOI owned)
-added ECO/AFL and STM sensor on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith

MET Sensors

Barometric Pressure,
Wind speed and direction,
Air temperature,
Relative Humidity,
Precipitation
-added Air temperature on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
-added Barometric Pressure on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
-added Precipitation on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
-added Relative Humidity on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
-added Wind speed and direction on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
Storage Notes:

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
- added no on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
How many nets? null
How many tansponders? null
Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no
- added no on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith

Navigation

GPS
-added GPS on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
Navigation Notes: Reguire the most accurate position information available on ship.  Is that your Doppler/GPS system?  Selecting Doppler/GPS not available as selection choice in questionaire.
Box:  41.0N-43.75N and 66.0-76.75W
- changed from Reguire the most accurate position information available on ship.  Is that your Doppler/GPS system?  Selecting Doppler/GPS not available as selection choice in questionaire.
Box:  41.0N-43.75N and 66.0-76.75W
to Box:  41.0N-43.75N and 66.0-76.75W on Aug 10, 2011 10:48 AM by Eric Benway
- changed from Box:  41.0N-43.75N and 66.0-76.75W to Reguire the most accurate position information available on ship.  Is that your Doppler/GPS system?  Selecting Doppler/GPS not available as selection choice in questionaire.
Box:  41.0N-43.75N and 66.0-76.75W
on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
- added Box:  41.0N-43.75N and 66.0-76.75W on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith

Winches

Other Portable Winch,
CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
-added CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
-added Other Portable Winch on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
Winch Notes:

Stanton group will be bringing a winch either from URI's scanfish system or a WHOI 'winch pool' winch with a wire for towing WHOI EdgeTech system off the stern Aframe.
Gauss (NRL) group will bring a winch and wire for towing their source off the stern Aframe.

NRL winch 8 ft. x 8ft. x 8ft. 10000 lbs. - main deck

'ScanFish' (or other) winch 5 ft. x 5 ft. x 4 ft. 2500 lbs. 01 level (01 is where WHOI put it on Endeavor)

- added

Stanton group will be bringing a winch either from URI's scanfish system or a WHOI 'winch pool' winch with a wire for towing WHOI EdgeTech system off the stern Aframe.
Gauss (NRL) group will bring a winch and wire for towing their source off the stern Aframe.

NRL winch 8 ft. x 8ft. x 8ft. 10000 lbs. - main deck

'ScanFish' (or other) winch 5 ft. x 5 ft. x 4 ft. 2500 lbs. 01 level (01 is where WHOI put it on Endeavor)

on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith

Wire use and application

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
-added CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
Wires Notes: Gauss group uses CTD wire (as strength member and for telemetry data)  off the starboard side for towing receiver array
- added Gauss group uses CTD wire (as strength member and for telemetry data)  off the starboard side for towing receiver array on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 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: no Type: 
Cruise Specific Science Winch Required: yes Type: see notes
Nets Required: no Type: 
Cruise Specific Science Winch Revisions

- Cruise Specific Science Winch Required? : changed from yes to no on Aug 10, 2011 10:48 AM by Eric Benway
- Cruise Specific Science Winch Required? : changed from no to yes on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
- Cruise Specific Science Winch Required? : added no on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
- Type : added see notes on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith

Over the Side Equipment

Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers instruments over the side? yes
Details:

Two systems being used in sequence; NRL system and WHOI Edgetech system.

On Endeavor Edgetech system has been moved to port rail using a pallet jack during NRL system operations. WHOI Edgetech is deployed using scanfish winch on 01 deck through A-frame

 

NRL system is a two wire deployment; source through center of A-Frame using NRL supplied block and NRL winch on main deck and the receiver array deployed/retrieved from starboard J-frame using CTD wire as strength member while underway(avoids interference with prop).  Three Air tuggers available to assist in deploying/recovery of source, which includes chain weight. 

 

Deck space needs:

NRL source and deployment box 14 ft. x 2ft. x 2 ft. 1800 lbs - main deck

NRL Winch 8 ft x 8 ft x 8 ft @ 10000lbs – main deck
NRL receiver 30 ft x 1/4 ft - main deck starboard side

NRL receiver umbilical cable deployment box 6.5 ft x 4 ft x 3 ft
WHOI EdgeTech sonar 5 ft. x 4 ft. x 2 ft. 400 lbs. - main deck

Special Requirements

Elecrical Power: yes Identify: 480V 3 phase 30 Amp for NRL winch main deck; 480V 3 phase 30&60 Amp circuits for two Power Amplifie
Equipment Handling: no Identify: 
Inter/intraship Communications: yes Identify: Radio communication for marine mammal observers and ship communication to NOAA ship Delaware
Science Stowage: no Identify: 
Water: no Identify: 
Electrical Power Revisions

- Electrical Power : changed from yes to no on Aug 10, 2011 10:48 AM by Eric Benway
- Electrical Power : changed from no to yes on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
- Electrical Power : added no on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
- Identify : added 480V 3 phase 30 Amp for NRL winch main deck; 480V 3 phase 30&60 Amp circuits for two Power Amplifie on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
Inter/intraship Communications Revisions

- Inter/intraship Communications : changed from yes to no on Aug 10, 2011 10:48 AM by Eric Benway
- Inter/intraship Communications : changed from no to yes on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
- Inter/intraship Communications : added no on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
- Identify : added Radio communication for marine mammal observers and ship communication to NOAA ship Delaware on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM 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?yes
- added yes on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
Describe deployment method and quantity:
Receiver array is filled with ISOPAR-M oil (~20 gallons). 
- added Receiver array is filled with ISOPAR-M oil (~20 gallons).  on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yes
- added yes on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? yes

Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): The two groups generally split the day in two with each group working roughly 9AM-9PM or 9PM-9AM.
Nighttime ops usually begin after dinnertime and run continuously until just after breakfast.
Daytime ops may involve more deployments and recoveries than just once per day.
Need XBT launcher and computer, NRL will provide XBTs
Other required equipment and special needs: Mobilization begins Sept 2 and continues through Labor Day weekend

Source system was used extensively on R/V Oceanus during a 2007 cruise.  John Dyke was our POC for that cruise.
- added Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? yes

Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): The two groups generally split the day in two with each group working roughly 9AM-9PM or 9PM-9AM.
Nighttime ops usually begin after dinnertime and run continuously until just after breakfast.
Daytime ops may involve more deployments and recoveries than just once per day.
Need XBT launcher and computer, NRL will provide XBTs
Other required equipment and special needs: Mobilization begins Sept 2 and continues through Labor Day weekend

Source system was used extensively on R/V Oceanus during a 2007 cruise.  John Dyke was our POC for that cruise.
on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM by Chad Smith
Other required equipment and special needs:
Up to three air tuggers need to be available for NRL deployment  and recovery of NRL systems.
- added Up to three air tuggers need to be available for NRL deployment  and recovery of NRL systems. on Jul 1, 2011 11:50 AM 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: