Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

My Cruise


RV Neil Armstrong


Cruise Party

W. Geyer: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Bigelow 208, MS#11 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2868

Departure: Woods Hole on Jun 23, 2017

Arrival: Woods Hole on Jul 1, 2017

Mobilization Date: Jun 22, 2017

Demobilization Date: Jul 2, 2017

Supporting documentation:

Operations Area: Eastern Long Island Sound

Lat/Lon: 41° 15.6′ N / 70° 20.9′ W

Depth Range: 6 m / 35 m

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

Science objectives

Autonomous underwater vehicle operations to resolve the spatial structure of fronts and other hydrodynamic features in the estuary and plume of the Connecticut River

Science Activities

Deployment of autonomous vehicles near the mouth of the Connecticut River (daytime ops)
Hydrographic measurements (CTD) in Long Island Sound near the mouth of the Connecticut River
Sediment coring in Long Island Sound near the mouth of the Connecticut River (night-time ops).

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference/Visit WHOI


Funding Agency: ONR/NAVY #N00014-16-1-2948

- added ONR/NAVY #N00014-16-1-2948 on Feb 14, 2017 2:20 PM by W. Rockwell Geyer

R/V Armstrong

Shipboard Equipment

ADCP 300 kHz
Science Underway Seawater System
EK80 Sonar
EM710 MkII (40 to 100 kHz) Multibeam Echosounder

CTD/Water Sampling

Wet Labs ECO-AFL fluorometer
Wet Labs C*Star transmissometer (660nm wavelength)
Seapoint STM turbidity sensor
SBE43 oxygen sensor
911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors
Biospherical underwater PAR (1000m depth limit) with reference Surface PAR
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
Long Wave Solar Radiation

Sediment Sampling

Box corer
Van Veen Grab

Sample Storage

Scientific Walk-in Refrigerator

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:

Winch Notes:

Wire use and application

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire

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: 20' van Location: fan-tail
Water: Power:120 VAC
Science Van 2
Type/size: 20' container Location: fan-tail
Water: Power:120 VAC

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? yes

Details: handling equipment for REMUS 100 and 600 and IVER AUV.  Andy Girard will supply.

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: 
Date Submitted: Feb 14, 2017 2:55 PM by W. Rockwell Geyer