Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis


OC 466

Ship

R/V Oceanus

Cruise Party

William Fitzgerald: Principal Investigator, Chief Scientist
Dept.of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut 1080 Shennecossett Rd Groton, CT USA 06340
+1 860 405 9158
william.fitzgerald@uconn.edu
- added William Fitzgerald as Chief Scientist on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
- added William Fitzgerald as Principal Investigator on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway

Departure: Jul 11, 2010

Woods Hole

Arrival: Jul 21, 2010

Woods Hole

Operations Area

NW Atlantic Ocean Continental Margin South of Nova Scotia to about the latitude of Delaware Bay
- NW Atlantic Ocean Continental Margin South of Nova Scotia to about the latitude of Delaware Bay on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
Lat/Lon: 42° 15.0′ N / 66° 20.0′ W
- set lat to 42° 15.0′ N, set lon to 66° 20.0′ W on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
Depth Range: 100-150 / 3000
- set min to 100-150, set max to 3000 on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? No
- No on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
Are visas or special travel documents required? no
- set to no on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway

Science Objectives

The objectives of this cruise are to test several hypotheses related to the production of methylmercury in the marine environment (especially sediments) through field collections (air, water, sediments and biota), shipboard experiments, and laboratory tests.
- The objectives of this cruise are to test several hypotheses related to the production of methylmercury in the marine environment (especially sediments) through field collections (air, water, sediments and biota), shipboard experiments, and laboratory tests. on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway

Science Activities

This cruise will focus  on 12-14 coring stations that span a range of sediment texture and biogeochemistry on the continental shelf and slope.  Box-coring will be conducted at each station. Trace-metal-clean rosette collections of water and open-closing net sampling for zooplankton are also planned for each coring station. High-resolution water-column  profiles will be made  at seven or more of the sampling locations.  Underway mercury sampling of air and water  will be conducted throughout the cruise.   Many mercury related on-board experiments will be carried out and numerous samples will be preserved for later laboratory analyses and experiments.

 

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This cruise will focus  on 12-14 coring stations that span a range of sediment texture and biogeochemistry on the continental shelf and slope.  Box-coring will be conducted at each station. Trace-metal-clean rosette collections of water and open-closing net sampling for zooplankton are also planned for each coring station. High-resolution water-column  profiles will be made  at seven or more of the sampling locations.  Underway mercury sampling of air and water  will be conducted throughout the cruise.   Many mercury related on-board experiments will be carried out and numerous samples will be preserved for later laboratory analyses and experiments.

 

on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference/Visit WHOI
- Teleconference/Visit WHOI on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
Meeting Notes: HELD 4/27/10 at WHOI and on Oceanus. We are about 21/2 hrs from WHOI. Also, Carl Lamborg (Asst Scientist at WHOI) may particpate .. he is a good local contact re: the cruise logistics.
- -changed We are about 21/2 hrs from WHOI. Also, Carl Lamborg (Asst Scientist at WHOI) may particpate .. he is a good local contact re: the cruise logistics. to HELD 4/27/10 at WHOI and on Oceanus. We are about 21/2 hrs from WHOI. Also, Carl Lamborg (Asst Scientist at WHOI) may particpate .. he is a good local contact re: the cruise logistics. on May 21, 2010 10:41 AM by Eric Benway
- We are about 21/2 hrs from WHOI. Also, Carl Lamborg (Asst Scientist at WHOI) may particpate .. he is a good local contact re: the cruise logistics. on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway

Stations:

  Station 1
  Distance: 85
  Days: 6
  Latitude: 40° 30.0’ N
  Longitude: 70° 35.0’ W
- added Name: Lat: 40° 30.0’ N, Lon: 70° 35.0’ W, Distance: 85, Days: 6 on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway

Supporting documentation:

»Fitzgerald_deck_plan.PNG
»Fitzgerald_July2010cruisetrack.xls
- added Fitzgerald_deck_plan.PNG on Jul 7, 2010 4:01 PM by Eric Benway
- added Fitzgerald_July2010cruisetrack.xls on Jul 7, 2010 3:38 PM by Eric Benway
Notes: Loading will begin on Friday July 9 after Anderson's group has vacated. 
Due to scheduling changes, they have permission to stay on board July 9 and 10th.  2 nights prior
to departure.

- -added Loading will begin on Friday July 9 after Anderson's group has vacated. 
Due to scheduling changes, they have permission to stay on board July 9 and 10th.  2 nights prior
to departure.

on Jul 7, 2010 4:02 PM by Eric Benway

Funding

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: OCE-0751755

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Oceanus


- changed from Trace metal clean block. to Trace metal clean block and clean metering block from URI
on May 21, 2010 10:50 AM by Eric Benway
- added Trace metal clean block. on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz,
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz ,
Deionized Water System,
Fume Hood,
12 kHz Pinger for Wire Use,
Science Underway Seawater System,
ADCP 150 kHz,
ADCP 75 kHz
-added 12 kHz Pinger for Wire Use on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
-added Bathymetry System 12 kHz on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
-added Deionized Water System on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
-added Fume Hood on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
-added Science Underway Seawater System on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
-added ADCP 150 kHz on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
-added ADCP 75 kHz on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
-added Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors,
SBE43 oxygen sensor,
Wet Labs ECO-AFL fluorometer,
Biospherical underwater PAR (1000m depth limit) with reference Surface PAR,
Seapoint STM turbidity sensor,
Wet Labs C*Star transmissometer (660nm wavelength)
-added 911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
-added SBE43 oxygen sensor on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
-added Wet Labs ECO-AFL fluorometer on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
-added Biospherical underwater PAR (1000m depth limit) with reference Surface PAR on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
-added Seapoint STM turbidity sensor on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
-added Wet Labs C*Star transmissometer (660nm wavelength) on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway

Critical CTD Sensors

Science will bring a trace-metal-clean rosette to be deployed off SeaSoar winch.
- changed from We will bring a trace-metal-clean rosette. to Science will bring a trace-metal-clean rosette to be deployed off SeaSoar winch. on May 25, 2010 4:43 PM by Eric Benway
- added We will bring a trace-metal-clean rosette. on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway

Hydrographic Analysis Equipment

Salinometer ,
Oxygen Sample Bottles (available in 150 ml sizes) ,
Salt Bottles (2 cases of 125 ml provided)
-added Salinometer on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
-added Oxygen Sample Bottles (available in 150 ml sizes) on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
-added Salt Bottles (2 cases of 125 ml provided) on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway

MET Sensors

Precipitation,
Short Wave Solar Radiation,
Air temperature,
Barometric Pressure,
Relative Humidity,
Wind speed and direction
-added Precipitation on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
-added Short Wave Solar Radiation on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
-added Air temperature on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
-added Barometric Pressure on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
-added Relative Humidity on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
-added Wind speed and direction on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway

Sediment Sampling

Box corer
-added Box corer on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway

Sample Storage

Chest Freezer (Household type) 0°F ,
Refrigerator 8.6 cu. ft.
-added Chest Freezer (Household type) 0°F on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
-added Refrigerator 8.6 cu. ft. on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
Storage Notes: Need 2 large chest freezers and 1 half size freezer.  there should be an additional small freezer in the trace-metal clean laboratory van ( must be requested from van pool).
- added Need 2 large chest freezers and 1 half size freezer.  there should be an additional small freezer in the trace-metal clean laboratory van ( must be requested from van pool). on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
- added no on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
How many nets? 0
How many tansponders? 0
Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? yes
- added yes on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway

Winches

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire,
Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire
-added CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
-added Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
Wires Notes: We will be using Amsteel cable (3/8 inch .. ?? need to check at WHOI storage).  Lenth available is about 4000m. We will use Kevlar .. also about 3/8 inch ..as  a backup. About 3000 m available.
Require a separate drum and winch for the trace-metal sampling with rosette. Clean zooplankton collections will also be made using the Amsteel .. exchange nets and rosette  and we will work off of the same winch.  Trace metal clean block needed
- added We will be using Amsteel cable (3/8 inch .. ?? need to check at WHOI storage).  Lenth available is about 4000m. We will use Kevlar .. also about 3/8 inch ..as  a backup. About 3000 m available.
Require a separate drum and winch for the trace-metal sampling with rosette. Clean zooplankton collections will also be made using the Amsteel .. exchange nets and rosette  and we will work off of the same winch.  Trace metal clean block needed
on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 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: 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? yes
Details:
Trace metal clean block and clean metering block from URI

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 Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
Describe deployment method and quantity:

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yes
- added yes on Mar 30, 2010 3:41 PM by Eric Benway
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
Other required equipment and special needs:
WHOI Rigging shop will wrap seasoar winch drum in neoprene and cover cheeks.  They will wind on 4000 meters of Amsteel and splice the bitter end with thimble for zooplankton wire clamps.
- added WHOI Rigging shop will wrap seasoar winch drum in neoprene and cover cheeks.  They will wind on 4000 meters of Amsteel and splice the bitter end with thimble for zooplankton wire clamps. on May 25, 2010 4:44 PM by Eric Benway

Checklist & Notes

Checklist

U.S. Customs Form: no
- added no on Mar 30, 2010 3:43 PM by Eric Benway
Diplomatic Clearance: no
- added no on Mar 30, 2010 3:43 PM by Eric Benway
Date Submitted:
Date Approved:
Agent Information:
Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name - OC464
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 Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name - OC464
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 Mar 30, 2010 3:43 PM by Eric Benway
Countries:
n/a
- added n/a on Mar 30, 2010 3:43 PM by Eric Benway
Notes:
n/a
- added n/a on Mar 30, 2010 3:43 PM by Eric Benway
Isotope Use Approval: no
- added no on Mar 30, 2010 3:43 PM by Eric Benway
Isotope Notes:
SCUBA Diving: no
- added no on Mar 30, 2010 3:43 PM by Eric Benway

Checklist

SSSG Tech:
Robbie Laird (m)
- added Robbie Laird (m) on May 21, 2010 10:52 AM by Eric Benway
Loading will take place July 9 2010 at WHOI. 
demob will be on arrival July 20.
- added Loading will take place July 9 2010 at WHOI. 
demob will be on arrival July 20.
on May 21, 2010 10:52 AM by Eric Benway
DRY ICE needed (Science will supply)
- added DRY ICE needed (Science will supply) on May 21, 2010 10:52 AM by Eric Benway