Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

Nordic Seas Experiment


R/V Knorr


Cruise Party

Nicholas Makris: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
MIT 77 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA USA 02139
+1 617 999 0467

Departure: Alesund on Feb 18, 2014

Arrival: Tromso on Mar 11, 2014

Mobilization Date: Feb 16, 2014

Demobilization Date: Mar 14, 2014

Supporting documentation:

Operations Area: Norwegian Territorial waters from Alesung to Northeastern Extreme

Lat/Lon: 62° 28.5′ N / 6° 12.0′ E

Depth Range: roughly 50 m / 2000 or more

Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? Norway
Are visas or special travel documents required? no

Science objectives

Conduct Ocean Acoustic Waveguide Remote Sensing Experiments in the Nordic Seas. One component will be to reveal the currently unknown behavior of many keystone fish species during mass migrations and spawning.

Science Activities

Towed array sensing and coordination with a Norwegian research vessel using conventional fisheries acoustics and capture trawl gear.

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference

Oct 8 or 9 will work. For Oct 9 needs to be between 9am-1pm or after 3:30 pm.


Funding Agency: ONR/NAVY #Nordic Seas/N00014-12-1-0128

- added ONR/NAVY #Nordic Seas/N00014-12-1-0128 on Oct 1, 2013 2:51 PM by Professor Nicholas Constantine Makris

R/V Knorr

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz
ADCP 300 kHz
Sippican XBT System (Mark 21)
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
ADCP 75 kHz
12 kHz Pinger for Wire Use
Deionized Water System
Science Underway Seawater System
Transducer well for visiting instrumentation

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet
Is there a need to receive data from shore on a regular basis?
Is there a need to transfer data to shore on a regular basis?
Is there an expectation to use Skype or any other real-time video conference program?

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors

Critical CTD Sensors: 

CTD-Related Equipment

Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP)

Hydrographic Analysis Equipment


MET Sensors

Barometric Pressure
Air temperature
Relative Humidity
Wind speed and direction
Short Wave Solar Radiation

Storage Notes:


Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no

Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no



Navigation Notes:

Winch Notes:

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

Other Science Vans:

Other Science Vans:
Science Van 1
Type/size: OAWRS Source Location:
Water: Power:

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

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes: no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? yes

Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): 

Other required equipment and special needs: OAWRS vertical source array, OAWRS Horizontal Receiver array
Date Submitted: Jan 9, 2014 9:07 AM by Chad Smith