Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis


OC 461

Ship

R/V Oceanus

Cruise Party

Joan Bernhard: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Watson Building 219, MS#52 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 3480
jbernhard@whoi.edu
- added Joan Bernhard as Chief Scientist on Feb 17, 2010 9:19 AM by Eric Benway
- added Joan Bernhard as Principal Investigator on Feb 17, 2010 9:19 AM by Eric Benway

Departure: May 14, 2010

Woods Hole

Arrival: May 16, 2010

Woods Hole

Operations Area

Shelf and slope south of Martha's Vineyard
- Shelf and slope south of Martha's Vineyard on Feb 17, 2010 9:19 AM by Eric Benway
Lat/Lon: 39° 51.4′ N / 69° 12.4′ W
- set lat to 39° 51.4′ N, set lon to 69° 12.4′ W on Feb 17, 2010 9:19 AM by Eric Benway
Depth Range: 80 / 2000
- set min to 80, set max to 2000 on Feb 17, 2010 9:19 AM by Eric Benway
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no

Science Objectives

Collect as many Soutar Boxcores as possible of a ~1600 m deep site and, if time, a few at the Mud Patch (80 m).  Take MC800 multicorer as back up. 
- Collect as many Soutar Boxcores as possible of a ~1600 m deep site and, if time, a few at the Mud Patch (80 m).  Take MC800 multicorer as back up. 
on Feb 17, 2010 9:19 AM by Eric Benway

Science Activities

Soutar boxcoring. 
CTD water casts (to collect bottom water)
- Soutar boxcoring. 
CTD water casts (to collect bottom water)
on Feb 17, 2010 9:19 AM by Eric Benway

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Visit WHOI
- Visit WHOI on Feb 17, 2010 9:19 AM by Eric Benway
Meeting Notes: I work at WHOI... No need for Prof. Goldstein to participate in cruise planning.
- I work at WHOI... No need for Prof. Goldstein to participate in cruise planning. on Feb 17, 2010 9:19 AM by Eric Benway

Stations:

  Station 1
  Distance: 120
  Days: 14hr
  Latitude: 39° 51.4’ N
  Longitude: 69° 12.4’ W
- added Name: Lat: 39° 51.4’ N, Lon: 69° 12.4’ W, Distance: 120, Days: 14hr on Feb 17, 2010 9:19 AM by Eric Benway

Supporting documentation:

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- added Bernhard_2010.PNG on Apr 14, 2010 4:47 PM by Eric Benway

Funding

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: 0850494

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Oceanus

Shipboard Equipment

Deionized Water System,
Fume Hood
-added Deionized Water System on Feb 17, 2010 9:19 AM by Eric Benway
-added Fume Hood on Feb 17, 2010 9:19 AM by Eric Benway

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 Feb 17, 2010 9:19 AM by Eric Benway

Critical CTD Sensors

Sediment Sampling

Multi-core,
Box corer
-added Box corer on Feb 17, 2010 9:19 AM by Eric Benway
-added Multi-core on Feb 17, 2010 9:19 AM by Eric Benway

Sample Storage

Refrigerator 8.6 cu. ft.,
Chest Freezer (Household type) 0°F
-added Chest Freezer (Household type) 0°F on Feb 17, 2010 9:19 AM by Eric Benway
-added Refrigerator 8.6 cu. ft. on Feb 17, 2010 9:19 AM by Eric Benway
Storage Notes: We need a functional Soutar Boxcorer (not any old boxcorer).  And we need a functional MC800 multicorer as back up. 
- added We need a functional Soutar Boxcorer (not any old boxcorer).  And we need a functional MC800 multicorer as back up.  on Feb 17, 2010 9:19 AM by Eric Benway

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
- added no on Feb 17, 2010 9:19 AM by Eric Benway
How many nets? 0
How many tansponders? 0
Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no
- added no on Feb 17, 2010 9:19 AM by Eric Benway

Winches

Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire
-added Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire on Feb 17, 2010 9:19 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: 

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 Feb 17, 2010 9:19 AM by Eric Benway
Describe deployment method and quantity:
I will fill the form out when the cruise is closer. 
- added I will fill the form out when the cruise is closer.  on Feb 17, 2010 9:19 AM by Eric Benway

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yes
- added yes on Feb 17, 2010 9:19 AM by Eric Benway
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
Depends when we leave port.  As discussed with E. caporelli, I would like to leave in the late afternoon so we arrive on station at dawn (~12 hr steam to site), allowing us to work all day and begin to steam back at dusk.  Thus, we would depart at 1700 hr on the 14th and return by 1700 hr on the 16th.  If we left in the AM, we would arrive on station at 10 PM and have to work all night, only to be steaming back to port during daylight hours.  It is far safer for all involved to be deploying the boxcorer dueign daylight hours.  This schedule, of course, depends on the Captain's approval. 
- added Depends when we leave port.  As discussed with E. caporelli, I would like to leave in the late afternoon so we arrive on station at dawn (~12 hr steam to site), allowing us to work all day and begin to steam back at dusk.  Thus, we would depart at 1700 hr on the 14th and return by 1700 hr on the 16th.  If we left in the AM, we would arrive on station at 10 PM and have to work all night, only to be steaming back to port during daylight hours.  It is far safer for all involved to be deploying the boxcorer dueign daylight hours.  This schedule, of course, depends on the Captain's approval.  on Feb 17, 2010 9:19 AM by Eric Benway
Other required equipment and special needs:
Crane / crutch for starboard boxcore deployments.
Sieving tables (to be mounted on quarterdeck; Bosun Clindor knows where to mount them).
Tarp rigged to keep rain and/or sun off of sieving table. 
UNOLS cold van to be functional at 5-7oC. 
Soutar to be ready for deployment.
- added Crane / crutch for starboard boxcore deployments.
Sieving tables (to be mounted on quarterdeck; Bosun Clindor knows where to mount them).
Tarp rigged to keep rain and/or sun off of sieving table. 
UNOLS cold van to be functional at 5-7oC. 
Soutar to be ready for deployment.
on Feb 17, 2010 9:19 AM by Eric Benway

Checklist & Notes

Checklist

U.S. Customs Form: no
- added no on Feb 17, 2010 9:22 AM by Eric Benway
Diplomatic Clearance: no
- added no on Feb 17, 2010 9:22 AM by Eric Benway
Date Submitted:
Date Approved:
Agent Information:
United States (Woods Hole, MA)
    
Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name OC 461
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
- added United States (Woods Hole, MA)
    
Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name OC 461
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
on Feb 17, 2010 9:22 AM by Eric Benway
Countries:
Notes:
Isotope Use Approval: no
- added no on Feb 17, 2010 9:22 AM by Eric Benway
Isotope Notes:
SCUBA Diving: no
- added no on Feb 17, 2010 9:22 AM by Eric Benway

Checklist

SSSG Tech:
Sean Guss (male)
- added Sean Guss (male) on Feb 17, 2010 9:22 AM by Eric Benway
Tentative load date May 13th.  
Off load May 16 & 17th
- added Tentative load date May 13th.  
Off load May 16 & 17th
on Feb 17, 2010 9:22 AM by Eric Benway