Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

DART Cruise


R/V Oceanus


Cruise Party

Mike Brewer: Chief Scientist
Organization Name Bldg 3203 Stennis Space Center, MS United States 39529
+1 228 688 3247

Karen Grissom: Principal Investigator
NOAA/NDBC Bldg 3202 Rm 111A Stennis Space Center, MS United States 39529
+1 228 688 1325

Departure: Woods Hole, MA on May 20, 2010

Arrival: Woods Hole, MA on May 30, 2010

Supporting documentation:


Operations Area: North Atlantic

Lat/Lon: 37° 26.0′ N / 50° 4.0′ W

Depth Range: 2435 m / 5374 m

Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no

Science objectives

Annual maintenance of the two North Atlantic DART buoys.

Science Activities

Recover Bottom Pressure Recorder (BPR) at each station and redeployed new BPR. At station 44402, located 135 nm SE of Fire island, NY the surafce buoy will be brought on deck, the mooring secured, buoy serviced and redeployed. At station 44401, located 790 nm NE of Bermuda, the buoy and mooring will be replaced.

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference


  Station 1
  Distance: 140
  Days: 1
  Latitude: 39° 29.23’ N
  Longitude: 70° 35.63’ W

Funding Agency: NOAA #ISA #39

- added NOAA #ISA #39 on Mar 3, 2010 3:26 PM by Karen Grissom

R/V Oceanus

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
ADCP 150 kHz
ADCP 75 kHz

Critical CTD Sensors: 

MET Sensors

Wind speed and direction


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

Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no


Mooring / TSE winch

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

Other Science Vans:

Specialized Deck Equipment

Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required: yes Type: Winch & capstan for cont. ops
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: yes Identify: Buoy Ops (3500 lbs), A-frame & crane
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? no

Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): 

Other required equipment and special needs: 
Date Submitted: Mar 3, 2010 3:54 PM by Karen Grissom