Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

Endurance 6


R/V Atlantis


Cruise Party

Edward Dever: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Organization Name 104 CEOAS Admin Bldg Corvallis, OR USA 97331
+1 541 908 2119

Departure: Newport, OR on Sep 19, 2016

Arrival: Newport, OR on Oct 4, 2016

Mobilization Date: Sep 17, 2016

Demobilization Date: Oct 5, 2016

Supporting documentation:


Operations Area: NP9

Lat/Lon: 45° 0.0′ N / 124° 15.0′ W

Depth Range: 25 / 600

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

Science objectives

turn OOI Endurance Array moorings, profilers, gliders, take accompanying CTD and other ancillary data for science validation of moored sensors

Science Activities

recover and deploy 7 surface moorings over the continental shelf off Washington (4) and Oregon (3).  Perform pre-recovery and post-deployment CTD casts with water sampling.  Recover and deploy up to 6 gliders.  Recover and deploy up to 4 profiling moorings

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference


Funding Agency: NSF #OCE - 1026342

- added NSF #OCE - 1026342 on Jul 27, 2016 9:43 AM by Dr Edward Paul Dever

R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

ADCP 75 kHz
Bathymetry System 12 kHz
Deionized Water System
Fume Hood
Navigation - Heading
Navigation - Position
Science Underway Seawater System

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?

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors
Biospherical underwater PAR (1000m depth limit) with reference Surface PAR
SBE43 oxygen sensor
Wet Labs C*Star transmissometer (660nm wavelength)
Wet Labs ECO-AFL fluorometer
Wet Labs FLNTURTD Combination Flourometer and Turbidity Sensor

Critical CTD Sensors: 

MET Sensors

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

Sample Storage

Freezer -70°C 25 cu. ft.

Storage Notes:


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

Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation for other than Alvin operations? no



Navigation Notes:


CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
Mooring / TSE winch
Other Portable Winch
Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire

Winch Notes: OOI heavy lift winch (SOSI) on main deck for anchor recovery.  Requires 480V 3-phase power supply.  Currently winch is configured without a connector (just bare wires).

Question: would the TSE winch come from the west coast winch pool, or would it come from the east coast pool and be carried over on Atlantis? 

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: Tool Van, 10'L x 8' W x 8'6" H; 8500 lbs Location: TBD
Water: no Power:yes

Specialized Deck Equipment

Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required: yes Type: heavy lift winch
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: mooring block for use with heavy lift winch - Smith-Berger Model 22-HB Hanging block, max capacity 34,000lbs.  MCD will be onboard.

Special Requirements

Elecrical Power: yes Identify: 480V 3-phase power for Heavy Lift Winch
Equipment Handling: yes Identify: Tugger winches for tagging buoys, etc. for movement on deck.
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: yes
SCUBA Diving Operations: no

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized? yes

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes: no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? yes

Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): CTD

Other required equipment and special needs: 
Date Submitted: Jul 27, 2016 7:40 PM by Dr Edward Paul Dever