Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis


OC 468-2

Ship

R/V Oceanus

Cruise Party

Joseph Montoya: Principal Investigator, Chief Scientist
Georgia Institute of Technology EST Bldg, 311 Ferst Drive Atlanta, GA USA 30332
+1 404 385 0479
montoya@gatech.edu
- added Joseph Montoya as Chief Scientist on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
- added Joseph Montoya as Principal Investigator on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway

Departure: Aug 21, 2010

Gulfport MS

Arrival: Sep 16, 2010

Gulfport MS

Operations Area

Gulf of Mexico
- Gulf of Mexico on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
Lat/Lon:
Depth Range: 0 / 3000
- set min to 0, set max to 3000 on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? NO
- NO on Jul 26, 2010 2:49 PM by Eric Benway
Are visas or special travel documents required? no
- set to no on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway

Science Objectives

This project has the following specific goals:

1.            Identify the major diazotroph groups in the Gulf of Mexico and characterize their distribution and activity in different regions and water masses. 

2.            Quantify the impact of advective processes, mesoscale features, and riverine inputs on nutrient limitation and N2-fixation in the Gulf, and evaluate the controls on N2-fixation and the degree of spatial and temporal niche differentiation among diazotroph assemblages in different regions affected by these processes.

3.            Use satellite data and physical models to scale up our measurements spatially and to evaluate the regional significance of N2-fixation in the Gulf of Mexico.  We will also use a coupled physical/biological model to explore variability in the physical forcings and the potentia l impact of likely land use and climate change scenarios in altering nutrient dynamics and N2-fixation in the Gulf of Mexico.

This cruise will provide critical field data for goals 1 and 2, as well as ground-truthing for the modeling effort of goal 3.

********************* NEW MAY 17 ,2010 ********************************
Over the last few days, we've rethought our fall cruise as it's become evident that much of the oil from the Deep Horizon leak isn't reaching the surface and that the 5000 bbl/day official release rate estimate could be low by an order of magnitude or more. The  bottom line is that an awful lot of oil is getting into the water column and we really don't know much about where it's going or what it's impact is/will be on ecosystems in the Gulf. 
We discussed this situation with Dave Garrison on Friday and he was very supportive of us changing the focus of our cruise and using it to survey and assess the spread and impact of the oil.  Dave asked us to try to assemble a team that could attack the problem of the physical spread of the oil and its impact through the food web.  We're working on this but wanted to let you know of this change in plan and to start a discussion of what the revised cruise plan would look like.
Our current thinking is that we would make use of the two ships in complementary ways:
  • The Oceanus will focus on the vertical distribution of oil and its impact on phytoplankton and zooplankton.  We envision running a series of stations along a roughly E-W transect along the slope and one or more transects running out into deep water.  We would be using a CTD-rosette system to sample the water column and both meter nets and the mocness to sample zooplankton.  We'll also want to use a LADCP system to measure flows in deep plumes of oil.  We're talking to Andreas Thurnherr at LDEO, who has experience in these measurements and expect that he'll have someone on board to carry them out.  We would carry out deck incubations to assess productivity, nutrient dynamics, and toxicity of hydrocarbons in the water column.  Finally, we would like to take box and gravity cores at selected stations.
  • The Cape Hatteras will focus on mapping the spatial extent of oil in the upper water column through a broad survey of the northern Gulf.  This would involve mostly towed instrumentation and in-line analyses complemented by CTD profiles and net tows at selected stations.  A limited amount of experimental work would be done on this ship.



- changed

This project has the following specific goals:

1.            Identify the major diazotroph groups in the Gulf of Mexico and characterize their distribution and activity in different regions and water masses. 

2.            Quantify the impact of advective processes, mesoscale features, and riverine inputs on nutrient limitation and N2-fixation in the Gulf, and evaluate the controls on N2-fixation and the degree of spatial and temporal niche differentiation among diazotroph assemblages in different regions affected by these processes.

3.            Use satellite data and physical models to scale up our measurements spatially and to evaluate the regional significance of N2-fixation in the Gulf of Mexico.  We will also use a coupled physical/biological model to explore variability in the physical forcings and the potentia l impact of likely land use and climate change scenarios in altering nutrient dynamics and N2-fixation in the Gulf of Mexico.

This cruise will provide critical field data for goals 1 and 2, as well as ground-truthing for the modeling effort of goal 3.
to

This project has the following specific goals:

1.            Identify the major diazotroph groups in the Gulf of Mexico and characterize their distribution and activity in different regions and water masses. 

2.            Quantify the impact of advective processes, mesoscale features, and riverine inputs on nutrient limitation and N2-fixation in the Gulf, and evaluate the controls on N2-fixation and the degree of spatial and temporal niche differentiation among diazotroph assemblages in different regions affected by these processes.

3.            Use satellite data and physical models to scale up our measurements spatially and to evaluate the regional significance of N2-fixation in the Gulf of Mexico.  We will also use a coupled physical/biological model to explore variability in the physical forcings and the potentia l impact of likely land use and climate change scenarios in altering nutrient dynamics and N2-fixation in the Gulf of Mexico.

This cruise will provide critical field data for goals 1 and 2, as well as ground-truthing for the modeling effort of goal 3.

********************* NEW MAY 17 ,2010 ********************************
Over the last few days, we've rethought our fall cruise as it's become evident that much of the oil from the Deep Horizon leak isn't reaching the surface and that the 5000 bbl/day official release rate estimate could be low by an order of magnitude or more. The  bottom line is that an awful lot of oil is getting into the water column and we really don't know much about where it's going or what it's impact is/will be on ecosystems in the Gulf. 
We discussed this situation with Dave Garrison on Friday and he was very supportive of us changing the focus of our cruise and using it to survey and assess the spread and impact of the oil.  Dave asked us to try to assemble a team that could attack the problem of the physical spread of the oil and its impact through the food web.  We're working on this but wanted to let you know of this change in plan and to start a discussion of what the revised cruise plan would look like.
Our current thinking is that we would make use of the two ships in complementary ways:
  • The Oceanus will focus on the vertical distribution of oil and its impact on phytoplankton and zooplankton.  We envision running a series of stations along a roughly E-W transect along the slope and one or more transects running out into deep water.  We would be using a CTD-rosette system to sample the water column and both meter nets and the mocness to sample zooplankton.  We'll also want to use a LADCP system to measure flows in deep plumes of oil.  We're talking to Andreas Thurnherr at LDEO, who has experience in these measurements and expect that he'll have someone on board to carry them out.  We would carry out deck incubations to assess productivity, nutrient dynamics, and toxicity of hydrocarbons in the water column.  Finally, we would like to take box and gravity cores at selected stations.
  • The Cape Hatteras will focus on mapping the spatial extent of oil in the upper water column through a broad survey of the northern Gulf.  This would involve mostly towed instrumentation and in-line analyses complemented by CTD profiles and net tows at selected stations.  A limited amount of experimental work would be done on this ship.



on Jul 12, 2010 5:40 PM by Eric Benway
- changed

This p roject has the following specific goals:

1.            Identify the major diazotroph groups in the Gulf of Mexico and characterize their distribution and activity in different regions and water masses. 

2.            Quantify the impact of advective processes, mesoscale features, and riverine inputs on nutrient limitation and N2-fixation in the Gulf, and evaluate the controls on N2-fixation and the degree of spatial and temporal niche differentiation among diazotroph assemblages in different regions affected by these processes.

3.            Use satellite data and physical models to scale up our measurements spatially and to evaluate the regional significance of N2-fixation in the Gulf of Mexico.  We will also use a coupled physical/biological model to explore variability in the physical forcings and the potentia l impact of likely land use and climate change scenarios in altering nutrient dynamics and N2-fixation in the Gulf of Mexico.

This cruise will provide critical field data for goals 1 and 2, as well as ground-truthing for the modeling effort of goal 3.
to

This project has the following specific goals:

1.            Identify the major diazotroph groups in the Gulf of Mexico and characterize their distribution and activity in different regions and water masses. 

2.            Quantify the impact of advective processes, mesoscale features, and riverine inputs on nutrient limitation and N2-fixation in the Gulf, and evaluate the controls on N2-fixation and the degree of spatial and temporal niche differentiation among diazotroph assemblages in different regions affected by these processes.

3.            Use satellite data and physical models to scale up our measurements spatially and to evaluate the regional significance of N2-fixation in the Gulf of Mexico.  We will also use a coupled physical/biological model to explore variability in the physical forcings and the potentia l impact of likely land use and climate change scenarios in altering nutrient dynamics and N2-fixation in the Gulf of Mexico.

This cruise will provide critical field data for goals 1 and 2, as well as ground-truthing for the modeling effort of goal 3.
on May 7, 2010 11:35 AM by Eric Benway
-

This p roject has the following specific goals:

1.            Identify the major diazotroph groups in the Gulf of Mexico and characterize their distribution and activity in different regions and water masses. 

2.            Quantify the impact of advective processes, mesoscale features, and riverine inputs on nutrient limitation and N2-fixation in the Gulf, and evaluate the controls on N2-fixation and the degree of spatial and temporal niche differentiation among diazotroph assemblages in different regions affected by these processes.

3.            Use satellite data and physical models to scale up our measurements spatially and to evaluate the regional significance of N2-fixation in the Gulf of Mexico.  We will also use a coupled physical/biological model to explore variability in the physical forcings and the potentia l impact of likely land use and climate change scenarios in altering nutrient dynamics and N2-fixation in the Gulf of Mexico.

This cruise will provide critical field data for goals 1 and 2, as well as ground-truthing for the modeling effort of goal 3.
on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway

Science Activities

CTD casts, mocness tows, meter net tows, surface pumping for collecting large volumes of water, deck incubations, floating sediment traps, moored sediment trap (1), multicoring (if no multicore then box and gravity core), camera deployment, radioisotopes, possible small boat ops for personnel transfer between R/V Cape Hatteras and sample collecting.
- changed CTD casts, mocness tows, meter net tows, surface pumping for collecting large volumes of water, deck incubations, floating sediment traps, multicoring (if no multicore then box and gravity core), possible small boat ops for personnel transfer between R/V Cape Hatteras and sample collecting.
to CTD casts, mocness tows, meter net tows, surface pumping for collecting large volumes of water, deck incubations, floating sediment traps, moored sediment trap (1), multicoring (if no multicore then box and gravity core), camera deployment, radioisotopes, possible small boat ops for personnel transfer between R/V Cape Hatteras and sample collecting.
on Jul 26, 2010 2:49 PM by Eric Benway
- changed CTD casts, mocness tows, meter net tows, surface pumping for collecting large volumes of water, deck incubations. to CTD casts, mocness tows, meter net tows, surface pumping for collecting large volumes of water, deck incubations, floating sediment traps, multicoring (if no multicore then box and gravity core), possible small boat ops for personnel transfer between R/V Cape Hatteras and sample collecting.
on Jul 12, 2010 5:40 PM by Eric Benway
- CTD casts, mocness tows, meter net tows, surface pumping for collecting large volumes of water, deck incubations. on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference
- Teleconference on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway

Stations:

Supporting documentation:

»Sed_trap_1650lb_anchor.jpg
»V_Asper_camera_package.JPG
»Montoya_deck_plan_26_July.PNG
»GoM2010-OceanusStrawmanTrack-v1.pdf
- added Sed_trap_1650lb_anchor.jpg on Jul 26, 2010 4:30 PM by Eric Benway
- added V_Asper_camera_package.JPG on Jul 26, 2010 4:29 PM by Eric Benway
- added Montoya_deck_plan_26_July.PNG on Jul 26, 2010 4:29 PM by Eric Benway
- Montoya_deck_plan_7-12.PNG on Jul 26, 2010 2:51 PM by Eric Benway
- added Montoya_deck_plan_7-12.PNG on Jul 26, 2010 2:49 PM by Eric Benway
- Montoya_deck_plan_7-12.PNG on Jul 26, 2010 2:49 PM by Eric Benway
- added GoM2010-OceanusStrawmanTrack-v1.pdf on Jul 12, 2010 5:36 PM by Eric Benway
- added Montoya_deck_plan_7-12.PNG on Jul 12, 2010 6:09 PM by Eric Benway
Notes: This cruise has changed considerably due to the Deep Horizon Oil Spill.  Our staging / operating port is still TBD (as of 7/13/10). 
**NEW 7/26** GULFPORT MS is confirmed as the operational port for this cruise. (eb)

NEW REQUIREMENTS ARE

1)Scientist will require the 8 hour HAZWOPR Trainging. 
2) Scientist will be required to to take the RESPIRATOR GASMASK FIT TEST. (sci will supply their own)
3) TYVEC suits will be reuired for everyone on board (sci will supply their own)
4) Expect observers from USCG, EPA, BP and SIMOPS
5) Restricted area w/in 15 nm of Deep Horizon well head.
- -changed This cruise has changed considerably due to the Deep Horizon Oil Spill.  Our staging / operating port is still TBD (as of 7/13/10). 
**NEW 7/26** GULFPORT MS is confirmed as the operational port for this cruise. (eb)

NEW REQUIREMENTS ARE

1)Scientist will require the 8 hour HAZWOPR Trainging. 
2) Scientist will be required to to take the RESPIRATOR GASMASK FIT TEST.
3) TYVEC suits will be reuired for everyone on board
4) Expect observers from USCG, EPA, BP and SIMOPS
5) Restricted area w/in 15 nm of Deep Horizon well head.
to This cruise has changed considerably due to the Deep Horizon Oil Spill.  Our staging / operating port is still TBD (as of 7/13/10). 
**NEW 7/26** GULFPORT MS is confirmed as the operational port for this cruise. (eb)

NEW REQUIREMENTS ARE

1)Scientist will require the 8 hour HAZWOPR Trainging. 
2) Scientist will be required to to take the RESPIRATOR GASMASK FIT TEST. (sci will supply their own)
3) TYVEC suits will be reuired for everyone on board (sci will supply their own)
4) Expect observers from USCG, EPA, BP and SIMOPS
5) Restricted area w/in 15 nm of Deep Horizon well head.
on Jul 30, 2010 2:36 PM by Eric Benway
- -changed This cruise has changed considerably due to the Deep Horizon Oil Spill.  Our staging / operating port is still TBD (as of 7/13/10).  NEW REQUIREMENTS ARE

1)Scientist will require the 8 hour HAZWOPR Trainging. 
2) Scientist will be required to to take the RESPIRATOR GASMASK FIT TEST.
3) TYVEC suits will be reuired for everyone on board
4) Expect observers from USCG, EPA, BP and SIMOPS
5) Restricted area w/in 15 nm of Deep Horizon well head.
to This cruise has changed considerably due to the Deep Horizon Oil Spill.  Our staging / operating port is still TBD (as of 7/13/10). 
**NEW 7/26** GULFPORT MS is confirmed as the operational port for this cruise. (eb)

NEW REQUIREMENTS ARE

1)Scientist will require the 8 hour HAZWOPR Trainging. 
2) Scientist will be required to to take the RESPIRATOR GASMASK FIT TEST.
3) TYVEC suits will be reuired for everyone on board
4) Expect observers from USCG, EPA, BP and SIMOPS
5) Restricted area w/in 15 nm of Deep Horizon well head.
on Jul 26, 2010 4:31 PM by Eric Benway
- -added This cruise has changed considerably due to the Deep Horizon Oil Spill.  Our staging / operating port is still TBD (as of 7/13/10).  NEW REQUIREMENTS ARE

1)Scientist will require the 8 hour HAZWOPR Trainging. 
2) Scientist will be required to to take the RESPIRATOR GASMASK FIT TEST.
3) TYVEC suits will be reuired for everyone on board
4) Expect observers from USCG, EPA, BP and SIMOPS
5) Restricted area w/in 15 nm of Deep Horizon well head.
on Jul 12, 2010 5:40 PM by Eric Benway

Funding

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: OCE-0928495

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Oceanus


- changed from 2 Argos floats to be deployed at the beginning of the cruise. to no on Jul 26, 2010 4:40 PM by Eric Benway
- added 2 Argos floats to be deployed at the beginning of the cruise. on Jul 12, 2010 5:57 PM by Eric Benway

Shipboard Equipment

Deionized Water System,
Fume Hood,
Science Underway Seawater System,
ADCP 150 kHz,
ADCP 75 kHz
-added ADCP 75 kHz on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
-added ADCP 150 kHz on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
-added Science Underway Seawater System on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
-added Deionized Water System on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
-added Fume Hood on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway

CTD/Water Sampling

SBE43 oxygen sensor,
Wet Labs ECO-AFL fluorometer,
Wet Labs C*Star transmissometer (660nm wavelength),
Biospherical underwater PAR (1000m depth limit) with reference Surface PAR
-removed 911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors on Jul 30, 2010 2:38 PM by Eric Benway
-added 911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
-added SBE43 oxygen sensor on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
-added Wet Labs ECO-AFL fluorometer on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
-added Wet Labs C*Star transmissometer (660nm wavelength) on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
-added Biospherical underwater PAR (1000m depth limit) with reference Surface PAR on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway

Critical CTD Sensors

Still looking for PH sensor, C-DOM Flurometer. These may not be found in time for cruise.
- changed from Looking for PH sensor, C-DOM Flurometer / Ship will have CTD qnty 12 - 10L Go Flows to Still looking for PH sensor, C-DOM Flurometer. These may not be found in time for cruise. on Jul 30, 2010 2:38 PM by Eric Benway
- changed from Looking for PH sensor, C-DOM Flurometer, GOFLOW bottles, to Looking for PH sensor, C-DOM Flurometer / Ship will have CTD qnty 12 - 10L Go Flows on Jul 30, 2010 2:21 PM by Eric Benway
- changed from Looking for PH sensor, Seadome Flurometer, GOFLOW bottles, to Looking for PH sensor, C-DOM Flurometer, GOFLOW bottles, on Jul 14, 2010 4:06 PM by Eric Benway
- added Looking for PH sensor, Seadome Flurometer, GOFLOW bottles, on Jul 12, 2010 5:50 PM by Eric Benway

CTD-Related Equipment

Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP)
-added Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP) on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway

Hydrographic Analysis Equipment

Salinometer ,
Salt Bottles (2 cases of 125 ml provided),
Oxygen Sample Bottles (available in 150 ml sizes)
-added Salinometer on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
-added Salt Bottles (2 cases of 125 ml provided) on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
-added Oxygen Sample Bottles (available in 150 ml sizes) on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway

MET Sensors

Wind speed and direction,
Air temperature
-added Wind speed and direction on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
-added Air temperature on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway

Sediment Sampling

Multi-core
-added Multi-core on Jul 12, 2010 5:50 PM by Eric Benway

Sample Storage

Refrigerator 8.6 cu. ft.,
Chest Freezer (Household type) 0°F ,
Freezer -70°C 3.2 cu. ft. ea.
-added Refrigerator 8.6 cu. ft. on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
-added Chest Freezer (Household type) 0°F on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
-added Freezer -70°C 3.2 cu. ft. ea. on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
- added no on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
How many nets? 0
How many tansponders? 0
Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no
- added no on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway

Winches

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire,
Hydro Winch with .25" hydro wire,
Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire
-added Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire on Jul 12, 2010 5:50 PM by Eric Benway
-added CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
-added Hydro Winch with .25" hydro wire on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
Winch Notes: CTD/.322 will be used for CTD casts
Com 15 will be used for the mocness deployments
9/16th Trawl wire for multicoring.
* iF camera is mounted on multicore, .322 would have to be method of deployment which would be very difficult due to space contraints.
**7/26/10 - NO muliticore camera. 
They will provide a separate camera that will be deployed off the 9/16th trawl wire in crane crutch.
Seamac 800? will be used for 1000 meter hydro wire for nets and for floating sediment trap deployments.
- changed from CTD/.322 will be used for CTD casts
Hyro / .25 wire will be used for the mocness deployments
9/16th Trawl wire for multicoring.
* iF camera is mounted on multicore, .322 would have to be method of deployment which would be very difficult due to space contraints.
**7/26/10 - NO muliticore camera. 
They will provide a separate camera that will be deployed off the 9/16th trawl wire in crane crutch.
Seamac 800? will be used for 1000 meter hydro wire for nets and for floating sediment trap deployments.
to CTD/.322 will be used for CTD casts
Com 15 will be used for the mocness deployments
9/16th Trawl wire for multicoring.
* iF camera is mounted on multicore, .322 would have to be method of deployment which would be very difficult due to space contraints.
**7/26/10 - NO muliticore camera. 
They will provide a separate camera that will be deployed off the 9/16th trawl wire in crane crutch.
Seamac 800? will be used for 1000 meter hydro wire for nets and for floating sediment trap deployments.
on Jul 30, 2010 2:46 PM by Eric Benway
- changed from CTD/.322 will be used for CTD casts
Hyro / .25 wire will be used for the mocness deployments
9/16th Trawl wire for multicoring.
* iF camera is mounted on multicore, .322 would have to be method of deployment which would be very difficult due to space contraints.
DT Winch (JBroda) will be used for 1000 meter hydro wire for nets and for floating sediment trap deployments. (identical set up that was used on Knorr in May)
to CTD/.322 will be used for CTD casts
Hyro / .25 wire will be used for the mocness deployments
9/16th Trawl wire for multicoring.
* iF camera is mounted on multicore, .322 would have to be method of deployment which would be very difficult due to space contraints.
**7/26/10 - NO muliticore camera. 
They will provide a separate camera that will be deployed off the 9/16th trawl wire in crane crutch.
Seamac 800? will be used for 1000 meter hydro wire for nets and for floating sediment trap deployments.
on Jul 26, 2010 4:40 PM by Eric Benway
- added CTD/.322 will be used for CTD casts
Hyro / .25 wire will be used for the mocness deployments
9/16th Trawl wire for multicoring.
* iF camera is mounted on multicore, .322 would have to be method of deployment which would be very difficult due to space contraints.
DT Winch (JBroda) will be used for 1000 meter hydro wire for nets and for floating sediment trap deployments. (identical set up that was used on Knorr in May)
on Jul 12, 2010 5:50 PM by Eric Benway
Wires Notes: Metering block needed for the meter net deployments.
- added Metering block needed for the meter net deployments. on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway

Standard Oceanographic Cables

  Instrument(s) Instrument Weight(s) Maximum Depth
Conducting Hydro: mocness 1000 m
Hydro: meter nets 100 lb (incl wt.) 250 m wire out
Conducting Hydro Revisions:

- Instrument : added mocness on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
- Maximum Depth : added 1000 m on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
Hydro Revisions:

- Instrument : added meter nets on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
- Instrument Weight : added 100 lb (incl wt.) on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
- Maximum Depth : added 250 m wire out on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
Slip ring required? no Number of conductors: 
Non-standard wire required? no Type: 
Traction winch required? no Describe: 

Portable Vans

Isotope Van
-added Isotope Van on Jul 12, 2010 5:50 PM by Eric Benway

Specialized Deck Equipment

Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required: yes Type:  1 sediment trap mooring
Cruise Specific Science Winch Required: yes Type: Net tows & sediment traps
Nets Required: yes Type: mocness, meter nets
Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Revisions

- Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required? : changed from no to yes on Jul 30, 2010 2:46 PM by Eric Benway
- Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required? : added no on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
- Type : changed from Possible 1 sediment trap. to 1 sediment trap mooring on Jul 26, 2010 4:40 PM by Eric Benway
- Type : added Possible 1 sediment trap. on Jul 12, 2010 5:50 PM by Eric Benway
Cruise Specific Science Winch Revisions

- Cruise Specific Science Winch Required? : changed from no to yes on Jul 30, 2010 2:46 PM by Eric Benway
- Cruise Specific Science Winch Required? : added no on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
- Type : added Net tows & sediment traps on Jul 12, 2010 5:50 PM by Eric Benway
Nets Revisions

- Nets Required? : changed from no to yes on Jul 30, 2010 2:46 PM by Eric Benway
- Nets Required? : added no on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
- Type : added mocness, meter nets on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway

Over the Side Equipment

Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers instruments over the side? yes
Details:
no

Special Requirements

Elecrical Power: yes Identify: power for seamac winch
Equipment Handling: no Identify: 
Inter/intraship Communications: yes Identify: we'll need to coordinate operations with the Cape Hatteras
Science Stowage: no Identify: 
Water: yes Identify: Will need to devise another way to collect UCSW vs the normal intakes due to possbl. contamination
Electrical Power Revisions

- Electrical Power : changed from no to yes on Jul 30, 2010 2:46 PM by Eric Benway
- Electrical Power : added no on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
- Identify : added power for seamac winch on Jul 26, 2010 4:40 PM by Eric Benway
Inter/intraship Communications Revisions

- Inter/intraship Communications : changed from no to yes on Jul 30, 2010 2:46 PM by Eric Benway
- Inter/intraship Communications : added no on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
- Identify : added we'll need to coordinate operations with the Cape Hatteras on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
Inter/intraship Communications Revisions

- Water : changed from no to yes on Jul 30, 2010 2:46 PM by Eric Benway
- Water : added no on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
- Identify : added Will need to devise another way to collect UCSW vs the normal intakes due to possbl. contamination on Jul 12, 2010 5:50 PM by Eric Benway

Additional Cruise Items/Activities

Explosive Devices:no
Portable Air Compressors:no
Flammable Gases:yes
Small Boat Operations:yes
SCUBA Diving Operations:no
Small Boat Operations Revisions

- changed from no to yes on Jul 14, 2010 4:06 PM by Eric Benway
- changed from yes to no on Jul 12, 2010 5:50 PM by Eric Benway
- changed from no to yes on Jul 12, 2010 5:50 PM by Eric Benway
- added no on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized?yes
- changed from no to yes on Jul 14, 2010 4:06 PM by Eric Benway
- changed from yes to no on Jul 12, 2010 5:50 PM by Eric Benway
- changed from no to yes on Jul 12, 2010 5:50 PM by Eric Benway
- added no on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
Describe deployment method and quantity:
Chemicals and Gases used.  Joe Montoya will submit a HAZMAT INVETORY FORM
- added Chemicals and Gases used.  Joe Montoya will submit a HAZMAT INVETORY FORM on Jul 12, 2010 5:50 PM by Eric Benway

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:yes
Radioiosotopes Revisions
- changed from no to yes on Jul 14, 2010 4:06 PM by Eric Benway
- changed from yes to no on Jul 12, 2010 5:50 PM by Eric Benway
- changed from no to yes on Jul 12, 2010 5:50 PM by Eric Benway
- added no on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yes
- added yes on May 7, 2010 11:31 AM by Eric Benway
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
Other required equipment and special needs:
1) Rad van will need a MULTI CELL COUNTER.  DF will see if van pool has a unols rad van for this cruise.

2) Acoustic optical plankton counter
3) Laster optical palnkton counter will need to be mounted to rosette.? SIZES?

4)
- added 1) Rad van will need a MULTI CELL COUNTER.  DF will see if van pool has a unols rad van for this cruise.

2) Acoustic optical plankton counter
3) Laster optical palnkton counter will need to be mounted to rosette.? SIZES?

4)
on Jul 12, 2010 5:50 PM by Eric Benway

Checklist & Notes

Checklist

U.S. Customs Form: no
- added no on Jul 26, 2010 4:41 PM by Eric Benway
Diplomatic Clearance: no
- added no on Jul 26, 2010 4:41 PM by Eric Benway
Date Submitted:
Date Approved:
Agent Information:
Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name - OC468-2
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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GULFPORT MS

Master:  R/V OCEANUS
Attn:  Scientist's Name - OC468-2
Fillette Green Shipping Services (USA) Corp.
261 N. Conception Street
Mobile, AL   36603

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1842
Mobile, AL   36633
Phone:  (251) 375-2224
Fax:  (251) 423-6813
TELEX: 3772415 FGSS USWG
Email: mob@fillettegreen.com

Contact:  John Chaulk
Cell:  (251) 379-6597

Port of Gulfport address:

Mississippi State Port at Gulfport
30th Avenue South Extension West Pier
Gulfport, MS. 39501

 




WHOI NOTE:  Agent and WHOI contacts should be copied on all communications.  It is requested that shipping information of any equipment be communicated to the Agent and
WHOI contacts.

- changed from Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name - OC468-2
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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GULFPORT MS

Master:  R/V OCEANUS
Attn:  Scientist's Name - OC468-2
Fillette Green Shipping Services (USA) Corp.
261 N. Conception Street
Mobile, AL   36603

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1842
Mobile, AL   36633
Phone:  (251) 375-2224
Fax:  (251) 423-6813
TELEX: 3772415 FGSS USWG
Email: mob@fillettegreen.com

Contact:  John Chaulk
Cell:  (251) 379-6597

WHOI NOTE:  Agent and WHOI contacts should be copied on all communications.  It is requested that shipping information of any equipment be communicated to the Agent and
WHOI contacts.

to Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name - OC468-2
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

------------------------------------

GULFPORT MS

Master:  R/V OCEANUS
Attn:  Scientist's Name - OC468-2
Fillette Green Shipping Services (USA) Corp.
261 N. Conception Street
Mobile, AL   36603

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1842
Mobile, AL   36633
Phone:  (251) 375-2224
Fax:  (251) 423-6813
TELEX: 3772415 FGSS USWG
Email: mob@fillettegreen.com

Contact:  John Chaulk
Cell:  (251) 379-6597

Port of Gulfport address:

Mississippi State Port at Gulfport
30th Avenue South Extension West Pier
Gulfport, MS. 39501

 




WHOI NOTE:  Agent and WHOI contacts should be copied on all communications.  It is requested that shipping information of any equipment be communicated to the Agent and
WHOI contacts.

on Aug 11, 2010 12:06 PM by Eric Benway
- changed from Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name - OC468-2
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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STAGING / OPERATING PORT TBD

to Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name - OC468-2
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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GULFPORT MS

Master:  R/V OCEANUS
Attn:  Scientist's Name - OC468-2
Fillette Green Shipping Services (USA) Corp.
261 N. Conception Street
Mobile, AL   36603

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1842
Mobile, AL   36633
Phone:  (251) 375-2224
Fax:  (251) 423-6813
TELEX: 3772415 FGSS USWG
Email: mob@fillettegreen.com

Contact:  John Chaulk
Cell:  (251) 379-6597

WHOI NOTE:  Agent and WHOI contacts should be copied on all communications.  It is requested that shipping information of any equipment be communicated to the Agent and
WHOI contacts.

on Jul 30, 2010 2:35 PM by Eric Benway
- added Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name - OC468-2
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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STAGING / OPERATING PORT TBD

on Jul 26, 2010 4:41 PM by Eric Benway
Countries:
N/A
- added N/A on Jul 26, 2010 4:41 PM by Eric Benway
Notes:
N/A
- added N/A on Jul 26, 2010 4:41 PM by Eric Benway
Isotope Use Approval: yes
- changed from no to yes on Jul 12, 2010 5:59 PM by Eric Benway
- changed from yes to no on May 7, 2010 11:37 AM by Eric Benway
- added yes on Jul 26, 2010 4:41 PM by Eric Benway
Isotope Notes:
Authorization requests need to be submitted
- added Authorization requests need to be submitted on Jul 26, 2010 4:41 PM by Eric Benway
SCUBA Diving: no
- added no on Jul 26, 2010 4:41 PM by Eric Benway

Checklist

SSSG Tech:
Catie Graver (female)
- changed from Katie Graver (female) to Catie Graver (female) on Jul 30, 2010 2:27 PM by Eric Benway
- changed from Sean Guss (male) to Katie Graver (female) on Jul 12, 2010 5:59 PM by Eric Benway
- changed from Katie Graver (female) to Sean Guss (male) on May 7, 2010 11:37 AM by Eric Benway
- changed from Catie Graver (female) to Katie Graver (female) on Jul 12, 2010 5:56 PM by Eric Benway
- changed from Katie Graver (female) to Catie Graver (female) on Jul 30, 2010 2:21 PM by Eric Benway
- added Katie Graver (female) on Jul 26, 2010 4:41 PM by Eric Benway
Some pre loading at WHOI:  AUG 9 & 10. 
  - Chems, gases, Argos floats, portable winch, mocness, sed trap mooring
1 scientist will ride transit down to GOM from WHOI to measure UCSW and hydrocarbons as vessel nears the coast of FL to determine drifting effects of plumes.

Loading at Gulfport MS:
Unols Rad van, multicore, camera, nets, floating traps, chems, rads.
- changed from Some pre loading at WHOI:  AUG 9 & 10. 
  - Chems, gases, rad van, Argos floats
1 scientists will ride transit down to GOM from WHOI to measure UCSW and hydrocarbons as vessel nears the coast of FL to determine drifting effects of plumes.
to Some pre loading at WHOI:  AUG 9 & 10. 
  - Chems, gases, Argos floats, portable winch, mocness, sed trap mooring
1 scientist will ride transit down to GOM from WHOI to measure UCSW and hydrocarbons as vessel nears the coast of FL to determine drifting effects of plumes.

Loading at Gulfport MS:
Unols Rad van, multicore, camera, nets, floating traps, chems, rads.
on Jul 30, 2010 2:35 PM by Eric Benway
- changed from Some pre loading at WHOI:  AUG 9 & 10. 
  - Chems, gases, rad van,
1 scientists will ride transit down to GOM from WHOI to measure UCSW and hydrocarbons as vessel nears the coast of FL to determine drifting effects of plumes.
to Some pre loading at WHOI:  AUG 9 & 10. 
  - Chems, gases, rad van, Argos floats
1 scientists will ride transit down to GOM from WHOI to measure UCSW and hydrocarbons as vessel nears the coast of FL to determine drifting effects of plumes.
on Jul 30, 2010 2:27 PM by Eric Benway
- changed from Some pre loading at WHOI:  AUG 9 & 10. 
  - Chems, gases, rad van, Argos floats
1 scientists will ride transit down to GOM from WHOI to measure UCSW and hydrocarbons as vessel nears the coast of FL to determine drifting effects of plumes.
to Some pre loading at WHOI:  AUG 9 & 10. 
  - Chems, gases, rad van,
1 scientists will ride transit down to GOM from WHOI to measure UCSW and hydrocarbons as vessel nears the coast of FL to determine drifting effects of plumes.
on Jul 12, 2010 5:56 PM by Eric Benway
- added Some pre loading at WHOI:  AUG 9 & 10. 
  - Chems, gases, rad van, Argos floats
1 scientists will ride transit down to GOM from WHOI to measure UCSW and hydrocarbons as vessel nears the coast of FL to determine drifting effects of plumes.
on Jul 26, 2010 4:41 PM by Eric Benway
Multicoring will replace the box core and gravity core.
SPACE will be extremely tight so deploying the multicore w/ cameras off the .322 wire and hydroboom would require relocating the CTD and Mocness each time.  We explained that this would be dangerous to personnel and equipment due to lack of deck space.
Uta Passow will be deploying floating sediment traps and WILL have 1 time series sed trap to be deployed. Uta's sediment trap arrived WHOI and will be loaded Aug 9.
- changed from Multicoring will replace the box core and gravity core.
SPACE will be extremely tight so deploying the multicore w/ cameras off the .322 wire and hydroboom would require relocating the CTD and Mocness each time.  We explained that this would be dangerous to personnel and equipment due to lack of deck space.
Uta Passow will be deploying floating sediment traps and MIGHT have 1 time series sed trap to be deployed.  Needs to be shipped from UK and timing it might not work.  TBD, but we will have the winch to do this.
to Multicoring will replace the box core and gravity core.
SPACE will be extremely tight so deploying the multicore w/ cameras off the .322 wire and hydroboom would require relocating the CTD and Mocness each time.  We explained that this would be dangerous to personnel and equipment due to lack of deck space.
Uta Passow will be deploying floating sediment traps and WILL have 1 time series sed trap to be deployed. Uta's sediment trap arrived WHOI and will be loaded Aug 9.
on Jul 30, 2010 2:35 PM by Eric Benway
- changed from Multicoring will replace the box core and gravity core.
SPACE will be extremely tight so deploying the multicore w/ cameras off the .322 wire and hydroboom would require relocating the CTD and Mocness each time.  We explained that this would be dangerous to personnel and equipment due to lack of deck space.
to Multicoring will replace the box core and gravity core.
SPACE will be extremely tight so deploying the multicore w/ cameras off the .322 wire and hydroboom would require relocating the CTD and Mocness each time.  We explained that this would be dangerous to personnel and equipment due to lack of deck space.
Uta Passow will be deploying floating sediment traps and MIGHT have 1 time series sed trap to be deployed.  Needs to be shipped from UK and timing it might not work.  TBD, but we will have the winch to do this.
on Jul 12, 2010 5:59 PM by Eric Benway
- changed from Multicoring will replace the box core and gravity core.
SPACE will be extremely tight so deploying the multicore w/ cameras off the .322 wire and hydroboom would require relocating the CTD and Mocness each time.  We explained that this would be dangerous to personnel and equipment due to lack of deck space.
Uta Passow will be deploying floating sediment traps and MIGHT have 1 time series sed trap to be deployed.  Needs to be shipped from UK and timing it might not work.  TBD, but we will have the winch to do this.
to Multicoring will replace the box core and gravity core.
SPACE will be extremely tight so deploying the multicore w/ cameras off the .322 wire and hydroboom would require relocating the CTD and Mocness each time.  We explained that this would be dangerous to personnel and equipment due to lack of deck space.
on Jul 12, 2010 5:56 PM by Eric Benway
- added Multicoring will replace the box core and gravity core.
SPACE will be extremely tight so deploying the multicore w/ cameras off the .322 wire and hydroboom would require relocating the CTD and Mocness each time.  We explained that this would be dangerous to personnel and equipment due to lack of deck space.
Uta Passow will be deploying floating sediment traps and MIGHT have 1 time series sed trap to be deployed.  Needs to be shipped from UK and timing it might not work.  TBD, but we will have the winch to do this.
on Jul 26, 2010 4:41 PM by Eric Benway