Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

2010 ACOMMS Research MACE-10


R/V Oceanus


Cruise Party

Lee Freitag: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Smith 208, MS#18 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 3285

Departure: WHOI on Jun 20, 2010

Arrival: WHOI on Jun 24, 2010

Supporting documentation:


Operations Area: South of Martha's Vineyard about 50 nmi

Lat/Lon: 40° 28.78′ N / 70° 48.13′ W

Depth Range: min / max (m)

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

Science objectives

Evaluate acoustic communications performance in a continental shelf environment.

Science Activities

Deploy up to 4 moorings and then tow an acoustic source using a V-fin depressor. CTDs will be required up to several times each day.

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Visit WHOI

Should be available to meet when Oceanus gets back to WHOI.
Media personnel on board: None


  Station 1
  Distance: 70
  Days: 3 days
  Latitude: 40° 28.78’ N
  Longitude: 70° 48.13’ W

Funding Agency: ONR/NAVY #N000141010575

- added ONR/NAVY #N000141010575 on Apr 14, 2010 1:17 PM by Lee Freitag

R/V Oceanus

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz
ADCP 150 kHz

CTD/Water Sampling

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

Critical CTD Sensors: no water samples required, CTD only

MET Sensors

Barometric Pressure
Air temperature
Relative Humidity
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
CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire

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: no Type: 
Cruise Specific Science Winch Required: yes Type: SmSeamac (e.g. Weller or Bahr)
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: To be provided by Kemp or rigging shop.

Special Requirements

Elecrical Power: yes Identify: As required for winch(es)
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: yes
SCUBA Diving Operations: no

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized? no

Describe deployment method and quantity:
Hazmat is only Li-Ion batteries contained in buoy equipment.
MSDS will be provided and brought aboard.

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes: no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? yes

Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): None.

Other required equipment and special needs: 
Date Submitted: Apr 14, 2010 1:40 PM by Lee Freitag