Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis


OC 459-1

Ship

R/V Oceanus

Cruise Party

Molly Baringer: Principal Investigator
NOAA/AOML 4301 rickenbacker Causeway Miami, FL US 33149
+1 305 361 4345
molly.baringer@noaa.gov

Chris Meinen: Chief Scientist
NOAA 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway Miami,, FL USA 33149
+1 305 361 4355
Christopher.Meinen@noaa.gov
- removed Molly Baringer as Chief Scientist on Feb 11, 2010 11:28 AM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
- added Molly Baringer as Chief Scientist on Feb 11, 2010 11:27 AM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
- added Chris Meinen as Chief Scientist on Jan 28, 2010 12:04 PM by Adam Shepherd
- removed Molly Baringer as Chief Scientist on Jan 28, 2010 11:44 AM by Eric Benway
- added Molly Baringer as Chief Scientist on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway
- added Molly Baringer as Principal Investigator on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway

Departure: Mar 23, 2010

Woods Hole, MA

Arrival: Apr 17, 2010

Port Everglades, Fl.

Operations Area

Moorings/CTDs
- Moorings/CTDs on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway
Lat/Lon: 26° 0.0′ N / 76° 0.0′ W
- set lat to 26° 0.0′ N, set lon to 76° 0.0′ W on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway
Depth Range: 0 / 6000
- set min to 0, set max to 6000 on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? Bahamas
- Bahamas on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway
Are visas or special travel documents required? yes
- set to yes on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway

Science Objectives

  • Monitoring of the DWBC for water mass and transport signatures related to changes in the strengths and regions of high latitude water mass formation in the North Atlantic for the ultimate purpose of assessing rapid climate change.
  • Serving as a western boundary endpoint of a subtropical meridional overturning circulation (MOC)/heat flux monitoring system designed to measure the interior dynamic height difference across the entire Atlantic basin and its associated baroclinic heat transport.
  • Monitoring the intensity of the Antilles Current as an index (together with the Florida Current) of interannual variability in the strength of the subtropical gyre.

 

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  • Monitoring of the DWBC for water mass and transport signatures related to changes in the strengths and regions of high latitude water mass formation in the North Atlantic for the ultimate purpose of assessing rapid climate change.
  • Serving as a western boundary endpoint of a subtropical meridional overturning circulation (MOC)/heat flux monitoring system designed to measure the interior dynamic height difference across the entire Atlantic basin and its associated baroclinic heat transport.
  • Monitoring the intensity of the Antilles Current as an index (together with the Florida Current) of interannual variability in the strength of the subtropical gyre.

 

on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway

Science Activities

Leg 1:  Mooring recovery and redeployment of United Kingdom Rapid Array tpo monitor the Meridional Overturning Circulation.  Recovery and redeployment of NOAA's inverted echosounder array (part of the Western Boundary Time Series Project).
Leg 2: Hydrographic sections along the continental slope west of Abaco Island Grand Bahamas across the Deep Western Boundary Current and three sections in the Northwest Providence Channel and the Florida Straits.
- Leg 1:  Mooring recovery and redeployment of United Kingdom Rapid Array tpo monitor the Meridional Overturning Circulation.  Recovery and redeployment of NOAA's inverted echosounder array (part of the Western Boundary Time Series Project).
Leg 2: Hydrographic sections along the continental slope west of Abaco Island Grand Bahamas across the Deep Western Boundary Current and three sections in the Northwest Providence Channel and the Florida Straits.
on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference
- Teleconference on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway
Meeting Notes: Pre cruise planning conf. held 2/11/10
- -added Pre cruise planning conf. held 2/11/10 on Feb 12, 2010 1:39 PM by Eric Benway

Stations:

  Station 1
  Distance: 900
  Days: null
  Latitude: 26° 30.0’ N
  Longitude: 70° 31.0’ W
- added Name: Lat: 26° 30.0’ N, Lon: 70° 31.0’ W, Distance: 900, Days: on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway

Supporting documentation:

»Barringer_deck_plan.PNG
»WBL4_to_deploy_2010.jpg
»WBL3_to_deploy_2010.jpg
»WBH2_to_deploy_2010.jpg
»WB6_to_deploy_2010.jpg
»WB4_page_2_to_deploy_2010.jpg
»WB4_page_1_to_deploy_2010.jpg
»WB2_to_deploy_2010.jpg
»WB1_to_deploy_2010.jpg
»New_lander_to_deploy_2010.jpg
»ADCP_West_to_deploy_2010.jpg
- added Barringer_deck_plan.PNG on Feb 12, 2010 1:43 PM by Eric Benway
- added WBL4_to_deploy_2010.jpg on Feb 12, 2010 12:04 PM by Eric Benway
- added WBL3_to_deploy_2010.jpg on Feb 12, 2010 12:04 PM by Eric Benway
- added WBH2_to_deploy_2010.jpg on Feb 12, 2010 12:04 PM by Eric Benway
- added WB6_to_deploy_2010.jpg on Feb 12, 2010 12:04 PM by Eric Benway
- added WB4_page_2_to_deploy_2010.jpg on Feb 12, 2010 12:04 PM by Eric Benway
- added WB4_page_1_to_deploy_2010.jpg on Feb 12, 2010 12:03 PM by Eric Benway
- added WB2_to_deploy_2010.jpg on Feb 12, 2010 12:03 PM by Eric Benway
- added WB1_to_deploy_2010.jpg on Feb 12, 2010 12:03 PM by Eric Benway
- added New_lander_to_deploy_2010.jpg on Feb 12, 2010 12:03 PM by Eric Benway
- added ADCP_West_to_deploy_2010.jpg on Feb 12, 2010 12:03 PM by Eric Benway
- Barringer_2_2_vans_on_01_dk_OCN.PNG on Feb 12, 2010 12:03 PM by Eric Benway
- added Barringer_2_2_vans_on_01_dk_OCN.PNG on Jan 28, 2010 2:13 PM by Eric Benway

Funding

Funding Agency: NOAA
Grant or contract number: 00000

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Oceanus


- added Science will bring their own CTD to use as primary.  Oceanus' CTD will serve as back up. on Feb 12, 2010 12:07 PM by Eric Benway

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz,
12 kHz Pinger for Wire Use,
ADCP 75 kHz
-removed Transducer well for visiting instrumentation on Feb 12, 2010 12:07 PM by Eric Benway
-added 12 kHz Pinger for Wire Use on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway
-added ADCP 75 kHz on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway
-added Bathymetry System 12 kHz on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway
-added Transducer well for visiting instrumentation on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors,
SBE43 oxygen sensor
-added 911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway
-added SBE43 oxygen sensor on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway

Critical CTD Sensors

-removed Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP) on Feb 16, 2010 12:01 PM by Eric Benway
-added Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP) on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway

Hydrographic Analysis Equipment

Salinometer
-added Salinometer on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway

MET Sensors

Barometric Pressure,
Wind speed and direction,
Air temperature,
Relative Humidity,
Precipitation,
Short Wave Solar Radiation
-added Air temperature on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway
-added Barometric Pressure on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway
-added Precipitation on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway
-added Relative Humidity on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway
-added Short Wave Solar Radiation on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway
-added Wind speed and direction on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
- added no on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway
How many nets? 0
How many tansponders? 0
Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? yes
- added yes on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway

Winches

Mooring / TSE winch,
CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
-added CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway
-added Mooring / TSE winch on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway

Standard Oceanographic Cables

Slip ring required? no Number of conductors: 
Non-standard wire required? no Type: 
Traction winch required? no Describe: 

Portable Vans

Hydrographic Van
-added Hydrographic Van on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway

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?no
- added no on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway
Describe deployment method and quantity:
lithium batteries
- added lithium batteries
on Feb 12, 2010 12:07 PM by Eric Benway

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yes
- added yes on Jan 28, 2010 11:40 AM by Eric Benway
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
Other required equipment and special needs:
Science will bring their own CTD to use as primary. (24 x 10ltr)  Oceanus' CTD will serve as back up.
Science will bring their own O2 Titrarion system, would like a back up provided by sssg
The would also like to have 2 autosals (salinometers) 1 for primary and 1 as backup.  Science understands that both may not be same type or model.

HYDROVAN = Science laboratory van used for O2 titrations and salts





- added Science will bring their own CTD to use as primary. (24 x 10ltr)  Oceanus' CTD will serve as back up.
Science will bring their own O2 Titrarion system, would like a back up provided by sssg
The would also like to have 2 autosals (salinometers) 1 for primary and 1 as backup.  Science understands that both may not be same type or model.

HYDROVAN = Science laboratory van used for O2 titrations and salts





on Mar 4, 2010 4:41 PM by Eric Benway

Checklist & Notes

Checklist

U.S. Customs Form: yes
- added yes on Jan 28, 2010 4:40 PM by Eric Benway
Diplomatic Clearance: yes
- added yes on Jan 28, 2010 4:40 PM by Eric Benway
Date Submitted: Jan 8, 2010
- added Jan 8, 2010 on Jan 28, 2010 4:40 PM by Eric Benway
Date Approved:
Agent Information:
WOODS HOLE MA

Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name OC459-1
OC459-1
c/o WHOI
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Contact: Eric Benway
Phone: (508) 289-3770
Fax: (508) 457-2185
Email: ebenway@whoi.edu

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Freeport, Bahamas

Master R/V Ship's Name
Attn: Scientist's Name : OC459-1
c/o Global United Ltd.
2nd Floor Global United House
Queens Hwy, Freeport
BAHAMAS

Contact: Ralph Albury
Phone: (242) 352-9315 ext. 248
Fax: (242) 352-4034
Cell: (242) 359-4638
Email: gulops@gulbahamas.com

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United States (Port Everglades, FL)

Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name OC459-1
Wilhelmsen's Ship Services
8030 N.W. 77 Court
Medley, FL   33166

Contact:
Edwin Delgado
Marine Manager
North America
Tel: 305-883-3829
Fax: 305-675-9260
Mobile:305-586-4803
edwin.delgado@wilhelmsen.com  

AGENT NOTE: For all reply emails please use the following email address:wss-mia-shipsagency@wilhelmsen.com unless you require personal & confidential communication then please reply to edwin.delgado@wilhelmsen.com

WHOI NOTE:  Agent and WHOI contacts should be copied on all communications.  It is requested that shipment information of any equi



- changed from WOODS HOLE MA

Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name
OC459-1
c/o WHOI
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Contact: Eric Benway
Phone: (508) 289-3770
Fax: (508) 457-2185
Email: ebenway@whoi.edu

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Freeport, Bahamas

Master R/V Ship's Name
Attn: Scientist's Name : OC459-1
c/o Global United Ltd.
2nd Floor Global United House
Queens Hwy, Freeport
BAHAMAS

Contact: Ralph Albury
Phone: (242) 352-9315 ext. 248
Fax: (242) 352-4034
Cell: (242) 359-4638
Email: gulops@gulbahamas.com




to WOODS HOLE MA

Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name OC459-1
OC459-1
c/o WHOI
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Contact: Eric Benway
Phone: (508) 289-3770
Fax: (508) 457-2185
Email: ebenway@whoi.edu

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Freeport, Bahamas

Master R/V Ship's Name
Attn: Scientist's Name : OC459-1
c/o Global United Ltd.
2nd Floor Global United House
Queens Hwy, Freeport
BAHAMAS

Contact: Ralph Albury
Phone: (242) 352-9315 ext. 248
Fax: (242) 352-4034
Cell: (242) 359-4638
Email: gulops@gulbahamas.com

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United States (Port Everglades, FL)

Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name OC459-1
Wilhelmsen's Ship Services
8030 N.W. 77 Court
Medley, FL   33166

Contact:
Edwin Delgado
Marine Manager
North America
Tel: 305-883-3829
Fax: 305-675-9260
Mobile:305-586-4803
edwin.delgado@wilhelmsen.com  

AGENT NOTE: For all reply emails please use the following email address:wss-mia-shipsagency@wilhelmsen.com unless you require personal & confidential communication then please reply to edwin.delgado@wilhelmsen.com

WHOI NOTE:  Agent and WHOI contacts should be copied on all communications.  It is requested that shipment information of any equi



on Feb 12, 2010 1:42 PM by Eric Benway
- added WOODS HOLE MA

Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name
OC459-1
c/o WHOI
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Contact: Eric Benway
Phone: (508) 289-3770
Fax: (508) 457-2185
Email: ebenway@whoi.edu

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Freeport, Bahamas

Master R/V Ship's Name
Attn: Scientist's Name : OC459-1
c/o Global United Ltd.
2nd Floor Global United House
Queens Hwy, Freeport
BAHAMAS

Contact: Ralph Albury
Phone: (242) 352-9315 ext. 248
Fax: (242) 352-4034
Cell: (242) 359-4638
Email: gulops@gulbahamas.com




on Jan 28, 2010 4:40 PM by Eric Benway
Countries:
USA - Woods Hole Ma.
Bahamas - mid cruise port call in Freeport to change out personnel and equipment.
USA - Port Everglades ( re-enter U.S. customs and Immigration)
- changed from USA - Woods Hole Ma.
Bahamas - mid cruise port call in Freeport to change out personnel and equipment.
to USA - Woods Hole Ma.
Bahamas - mid cruise port call in Freeport to change out personnel and equipment.
USA - Port Everglades ( re-enter U.S. customs and Immigration)
on Feb 12, 2010 1:42 PM by Eric Benway
- added USA - Woods Hole Ma.
Bahamas - mid cruise port call in Freeport to change out personnel and equipment.
on Jan 28, 2010 4:42 PM by Eric Benway
Notes:
Scientific equipment that will be loaded in the U.S. (Woods Hole) that will return to the U.S. on board will need to submit a U.S. Custom form 4455 during loading in March.
- added Scientific equipment that will be loaded in the U.S. (Woods Hole) that will return to the U.S. on board will need to submit a U.S. Custom form 4455 during loading in March. on Jan 28, 2010 4:40 PM by Eric Benway
Isotope Use Approval: no
- added no on Jan 28, 2010 4:40 PM by Eric Benway
Isotope Notes:
SCUBA Diving: no
- added no on Jan 28, 2010 4:40 PM by Eric Benway

Checklist

SSSG Tech:
Sean Guss (male)
- added Sean Guss (male) on Feb 12, 2010 1:42 PM by Eric Benway
Begin staging for U.K mooring group MARCH 19th (Fri).  Container rotataion on the dock to sort out what will go on board. 

Monday MARCH 21st and MARCH 22nd = Mobilization.
Science can move aboard March 22nd.
- added Begin staging for U.K mooring group MARCH 19th (Fri).  Container rotataion on the dock to sort out what will go on board. 

Monday MARCH 21st and MARCH 22nd = Mobilization.
Science can move aboard March 22nd.
on Feb 12, 2010 1:42 PM by Eric Benway
April 17th marks the end of the science cruise.
Oceanus will transit to Woods Hole April 19 - 23rd.

April 23rd will be demobilization day for remaining gear on board.

- added April 17th marks the end of the science cruise.
Oceanus will transit to Woods Hole April 19 - 23rd.

April 23rd will be demobilization day for remaining gear on board.

on Feb 12, 2010 1:42 PM by Eric Benway