Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis


KN 197-6

Ship

R/V Knorr

Cruise Party

Lisa Beal: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway Miami, FL USA 33149
+1 305 421 4093
lbeal@rsmas.miami.edu
- added Lisa Beal as Chief Scientist on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway
- added Lisa Beal as Principal Investigator on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway

Departure: Apr 4, 2010

Cape Town

Arrival: Apr 24, 2010

Cape Town

Operations Area

Southwest Indian Ocean, off the southeast coast of South Africa, near East London.
- Southwest Indian Ocean, off the southeast coast of South Africa, near East London. on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway
Lat/Lon: 34° 0.0′ S / 28° 0.0′ E
- set lat to 34° 0.0′ S, set lon to 28° 0.0′ E on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway
Depth Range: 50 / 5000
- set min to 50, set max to 5000 on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? South Africa
- South Africa on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway
Are visas or special travel documents required? no
- set to no on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway

Science Objectives

To monitor the volume transport of the Agulhas Current for three years off East London, South Africa. 
- To monitor the volume transport of the Agulhas Current for three years off East London, South Africa.  on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway

Science Activities

Deploy twelve moorings across the Agulhas Current: Seven full-depth current meter moorings over the continental slope, four C-PIES moorings at >4000 m depth, and one tide gauge in shallow water on the shelf.
Occupy 15-20 CTD stations along the mooring array.
- changed Deploy twelve moorings across the Agulhas Current: Seven full-depth current meter moorings over the continental slope, four C-PIES moorings at >4000 m depth, and one tide gauge in shallow water on the shelf.
Occupy 15-20 CTD stations along the mooring array.
to Deploy twelve moorings across the Agulhas Current: Seven full-depth current meter moorings over the continental slope, four C-PIES moorings at >4000 m depth, and one tide gauge in shallow water on the shelf.
Occupy 15-20 CTD stations along the mooring array.
on Feb 10, 2010 1:17 PM by Eric Benway
- Deploy twelve moorings across the Agulhas Current: Seven full-depth current meter moorings over the continental slope, four C-PIES moorings at >4000 m depth, and one tide gauge in shallow water on the shelf.
Occupy 15-20 CTD stations along the mooring array.
on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference
- Teleconference on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway
Media personnel on board: Writer
- Writer on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway
Dallas Murphy is the author of narrative non-fiction book "To Follow the Water" about the Ocean and climate. He participated on Bob Pickart's cruise in the Irminger Sea last year. He will provide daily blogs for our experiment website during the cruise.
- Dallas Murphy is the author of narrative non-fiction book "To Follow the Water" about the Ocean and climate. He participated on Bob Pickart's cruise in the Irminger Sea last year. He will provide daily blogs for our experiment website during the cruise. on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway

Stations:

Supporting documentation:

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- added ACT._TIME_SERIES.jpg on Feb 15, 2010 11:35 AM by Eric Benway
- added ACT_SITE_G.jpg on Feb 15, 2010 11:35 AM by Eric Benway
- added ACT_SITE_F.jpg on Feb 15, 2010 11:35 AM by Eric Benway
- added ACT_SITE_E.jpg on Feb 15, 2010 11:35 AM by Eric Benway
- added ACT_SITE_D.jpg on Feb 15, 2010 11:35 AM by Eric Benway
- added ACT_SITE_C.jpg on Feb 15, 2010 11:35 AM by Eric Benway
- added ACT_SITE_B.jpg on Feb 15, 2010 11:35 AM by Eric Benway
- added ACT_SITE_A.jpg on Feb 15, 2010 11:35 AM by Eric Benway
- ACTS_ship_list.xls on Feb 15, 2010 11:35 AM by Eric Benway
- added ACTS_ship_list.xls on Feb 15, 2010 11:35 AM by Eric Benway

Funding

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: 0850891

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Knorr

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz,
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz ,
Multibeam ,
ADCP 150 kHz,
ADCP 75 kHz
-added Bathymetry System 12 kHz on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway
-added Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway
-added ADCP 75 kHz on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway
-added ADCP 150 kHz on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway
-added Multibeam on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM 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 Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway
-added SBE43 oxygen sensor on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway

Critical CTD Sensors

Scripps I.O. ODF group will bring 12bttl x 10 ltr rosette for primary use
- added Scripps I.O. ODF group will bring 12bttl x 10 ltr rosette for primary use on Mar 4, 2010 4:35 PM by Eric Benway

CTD-Related Equipment

Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP)
-added Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP) on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway

Hydrographic Analysis Equipment

Salinometer
-added Salinometer on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway

MET Sensors

Wind speed and direction,
Air temperature,
Barometric Pressure,
Relative Humidity
-added Wind speed and direction on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway
-added Air temperature on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway
-added Barometric Pressure on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway
-added Relative Humidity on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
- added no on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway
How many nets? 0
How many tansponders? 0
Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation?yes
- added yes on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway

Winches

Mooring / TSE winch,
CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
-added Mooring / TSE winch on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway
-added CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway
Wire Notes: Grad student will use the EM wire for small net tow sampling.
- added Grad student will use the EM wire for small net tow sampling. on Apr 20, 2010 1:17 PM by Eric Benway

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: Moss Landing Mooring Winch
Cruise Specific Science Winch Required: no Type: 
Nets Required: no Type: 
Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Revisions

- Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required? : changed from no to yes on Apr 28, 2010 11:32 AM by Eric Benway
- Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required? : added no on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway
- Type : added Moss Landing Mooring Winch on Apr 20, 2010 1:17 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:no
SCUBA Diving Operations:no

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized?yes
- changed from no to yes on Apr 20, 2010 1:17 PM by Eric Benway
- added no on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway
Describe deployment method and quantity:
Lithium Batteries (30)
Inverted Echo sounders (5)
chems to be loaded on in Cape Town.  Hazmat inventory sheets to come.


- changed from Lithium Batteries (30)
Inverted Echo sounders (5)


to Lithium Batteries (30)
Inverted Echo sounders (5)
chems to be loaded on in Cape Town.  Hazmat inventory sheets to come.


on Mar 5, 2010 4:55 PM by Eric Benway
- changed from hazardous materials are contained within batteries. to Lithium Batteries (30)
Inverted Echo sounders (5)


on Mar 4, 2010 4:35 PM by Eric Benway
- added hazardous materials are contained within batteries. on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yes
- added yes on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
seabeam
- added seabeam on Feb 10, 2010 1:16 PM by Eric Benway
Other required equipment and special needs:
For hydrography instrumentation: ODF will bring the following and use as primary.
- 12 x 10 ltr ctd rosette for primary use.
- O2 tirtration
- Salinometer
WHOI CTD / salinometer will be as back up.
- added For hydrography instrumentation: ODF will bring the following and use as primary.
- 12 x 10 ltr ctd rosette for primary use.
- O2 tirtration
- Salinometer
WHOI CTD / salinometer will be as back up.
on Mar 4, 2010 4:35 PM by Eric Benway

Checklist & Notes

Checklist

U.S. Customs Form: no
- added no on Mar 4, 2010 4:37 PM by Eric Benway
Diplomatic Clearance: yes
- added yes on Mar 4, 2010 4:37 PM by Eric Benway
Date Submitted: Aug 11, 2009
- added Aug 11, 2009 on Mar 4, 2010 4:37 PM by Eric Benway
Date Approved: Nov 20, 2009
- added Nov 20, 2009 on Mar 4, 2010 4:37 PM by Eric Benway
Agent Information:
Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name
c/o John T. Rennie & Sons
19th Floor, No 1 Thibault Square
Cape Town
8001
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

Contact: Megan Gobey, Cell phone: 27 (83) 3833270
Phone: 27 21 419 8660
Fax: 27 21 413 0290
Email: cpt@rennies.co.za
          megang@rennies.co.za

Note: Agent and WHOI contacts should be copied on all communications.   It is requested that shipment information of all equipment be communicated to the Agent and to WHOI contacts
- added Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name
c/o John T. Rennie & Sons
19th Floor, No 1 Thibault Square
Cape Town
8001
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

Contact: Megan Gobey, Cell phone: 27 (83) 3833270
Phone: 27 21 419 8660
Fax: 27 21 413 0290
Email: cpt@rennies.co.za
          megang@rennies.co.za

Note: Agent and WHOI contacts should be copied on all communications.   It is requested that shipment information of all equipment be communicated to the Agent and to WHOI contacts
on Mar 4, 2010 4:37 PM by Eric Benway
Countries:
South Africa - Cape Town
- changed from South Africa to South Africa - Cape Town
on Mar 11, 2010 5:40 PM by Eric Benway
- changed from South Africa - Cape Town
to South Africa on Feb 10, 2010 1:22 PM by Eric Benway
- added South Africa - Cape Town
on Mar 4, 2010 4:37 PM by Eric Benway
Notes:
n/a
- added n/a on Mar 4, 2010 4:37 PM by Eric Benway
Isotope Use Approval: no
- added no on Mar 4, 2010 4:37 PM by Eric Benway
Isotope Notes:
NEW 3/11/10:
10 millicuries of Nickle 63. Brett Kuyper is submittig authorization to WHOI RSO.

April 26, 2010. Sealed source did not meet WHOI authorization.  Swipe test to be preformed on source again.
- changed from NEW 3/11/10:
10 millicuries of Nickle 63. Brett Kuyper is submittig authorization to WHOI RSO.
to NEW 3/11/10:
10 millicuries of Nickle 63. Brett Kuyper is submittig authorization to WHOI RSO.

April 26, 2010. Sealed source did not meet WHOI authorization.  Swipe test to be preformed on source again.
on Apr 28, 2010 11:33 AM by Eric Benway
- changed from n/a to NEW 3/11/10:
10 millicuries of Nickle 63. Brett Kuyper is submittig authorization to WHOI RSO.
on Mar 11, 2010 5:40 PM by Eric Benway
- added n/a on Mar 4, 2010 4:37 PM by Eric Benway
SCUBA Diving: no
- added no on Mar 4, 2010 4:37 PM by Eric Benway

Checklist

SSSG Tech:
Amy Simoneau (f) Anton Zafereo (m)
- added Amy Simoneau (f) Anton Zafereo (m) on Mar 4, 2010 4:37 PM by Eric Benway
2- 40 ft containers and 1 -20 ft container to be shipped to Cape Town.
Loading will take place April 2 & April 3rd.  Dep. April 4.

Mooring winch will be included in this shipment.

- added 2- 40 ft containers and 1 -20 ft container to be shipped to Cape Town.
Loading will take place April 2 & April 3rd.  Dep. April 4.

Mooring winch will be included in this shipment.

on Mar 4, 2010 4:37 PM by Eric Benway
A production company based in Cape Town has followed up with LISA BEAL and they say they will conduct an interview on the dockside or fantail of the ship on the morning of April 3rd. S.African contact is Georgie Hatt-Cook <georgie.hattcook@googlemail.com>
- added A production company based in Cape Town has followed up with LISA BEAL and they say they will conduct an interview on the dockside or fantail of the ship on the morning of April 3rd. S.African contact is Georgie Hatt-Cook <georgie.hattcook@googlemail.com> on Mar 11, 2010 5:40 PM by Eric Benway