Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis


Le Blanc OC478

Ship

R/V Oceanus

Cruise Party

Lex LeBlanc: Principal Investigator, Chief Scientist
Bldg. 3205, Stennis Space Center Stennis Space Center, Mississippi US 39529
+1 228 688 7465
lex.leblanc@noaa.gov
- added Lex LeBlanc as Chief Scientist on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith
- added Lex LeBlanc as Principal Investigator on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith

Departure: Nov 8, 2011

Woods Hole

Arrival: Nov 12, 2011

Woods Hole

Operations Area

Atlantic off New Jersey
- Atlantic off New Jersey on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith
Lat/Lon:
Depth Range: 35m / 80m
- set min to 35m, set max to 80m on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? N\A
- N\A on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith
Are visas or special travel documents required? no
- set to no on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith

Science Objectives

November cruise to service three (3) NWS buoys? The stations are 44066, 44025, and 44017 ( http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=44017). All these stations are non operational 3-meter discus buoys.

Station 44066 is adfift from station and is a straight deployment.
Station 44025 is a buoy exchange
Station 44017 is service visit to repair topside damage.

My rough estimate is the service will take 5 days. 

The 3m buoys are 4000 lb with an 8500 lb anchor?
- November cruise to service three (3) NWS buoys? The stations are 44066, 44025, and 44017 ( http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=44017). All these stations are non operational 3-meter discus buoys.

Station 44066 is adfift from station and is a straight deployment.
Station 44025 is a buoy exchange
Station 44017 is service visit to repair topside damage.

My rough estimate is the service will take 5 days. 

The 3m buoys are 4000 lb with an 8500 lb anchor?
on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith

Science Activities

Load the vessel at Woods Hole
44066 - Deployment of a 3m dsicuss buoy approximate location (39*-34'-50"N, 072*-36'-00"W)
44025- Exchange 3m buoys approximate location (40*-15'-00"N, 073*-10'-00"W)
44017 - Service to restore the station approximate location(40*-41'-30"N, 072*-02'-50"W)
- Load the vessel at Woods Hole
44066 - Deployment of a 3m dsicuss buoy approximate location (39*-34'-50"N, 072*-36'-00"W)
44025- Exchange 3m buoys approximate location (40*-15'-00"N, 073*-10'-00"W)
44017 - Service to restore the station approximate location(40*-41'-30"N, 072*-02'-50"W)
on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference
- Teleconference on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith
Meeting Notes: NDBC will email a Field Service Plan, Load List and mooring diagram prior to the teleconference.
- NDBC will email a Field Service Plan, Load List and mooring diagram prior to the teleconference. on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith

Stations:

  44066 Texas Tower #4
  Distance: 145
  Days: 0.5
  Latitude: 39° 35.0’ N
  Longitude: 72° 36.0’ W

  44025 New York Approach
  Distance: 130
  Days: 0.5
  Latitude: 40° 15.0’ N
  Longitude: 73° 10.0’ W

  Station 3
  Distance: 75
  Days: .25
  Latitude: 40° 41.5’ N
  Longitude: 72° 2.83’ W
- added Name: 44066 Texas Tower #4, Lat: 39° 35.0’ N, Lon: 72° 36.0’ W, Distance: 145, Days: 0.5
added Name: 44025 New York Approach, Lat: 40° 15.0’ N, Lon: 73° 10.0’ W, Distance: 130, Days: 0.5
added Name: Lat: 40° 41.5’ N, Lon: 72° 2.83’ W, Distance: 75, Days: .25 on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith

Supporting documentation:

»MSDS_AppE.pdf
»Draft_Cruise_Instruction_Oceanus.doc
»44066_090528.pdf
»44025-080108.pdf
»WX-11-40-OCEA_AppB.jpg
»WX-11-40-OCEA_AppA.xls
»WX-11-40-OCEA_AppC.xls
- added MSDS_AppE.pdf on Sep 30, 2011 8:45 AM by Chad Smith
- added Draft_Cruise_Instruction_Oceanus.doc on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith
- added 44066_090528.pdf on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith
- added 44025-080108.pdf on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith
- added WX-11-40-OCEA_AppB.jpg on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith
- added WX-11-40-OCEA_AppA.xls on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith
- added WX-11-40-OCEA_AppC.xls on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith

Funding

Funding Agency: NOAA
Grant or contract number: isa 47

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Oceanus

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet,
Is there a need to receive data from shore on a regular basis?,
Is there a need to transfer data to shore on a regular basis?
-added Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith
-added Is there a need to receive data from shore on a regular basis? on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith
-added Is there a need to transfer data to shore on a regular basis? on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith

Critical CTD Sensors

MET Sensors

Barometric Pressure,
Wind speed and direction,
Air temperature,
Relative Humidity
-added Air temperature on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith
-added Barometric Pressure on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith
-added Relative Humidity on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith
-added Wind speed and direction on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith
Storage Notes:

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
- added no on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith
How many nets? null
How many tansponders? null
Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no
- added no on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith
Navigation Notes:
Winch Notes:
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: no Type: 
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?yes
- added yes on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith
Describe deployment method and quantity:

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?no
- added no on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 AM by Chad Smith
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
Other required equipment and special needs:
Small boat to transfer personnel to the buoys.
- added Small boat to transfer personnel to the buoys. on Sep 30, 2011 8:43 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: