Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire



RV Neil Armstrong


Cruise Party

James Broda: Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution McLean 216D, MS#08 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2466

Lloyd Keigwin: Chief Scientist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution McLean 207A, MS#08 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2784

Departure: WHOI on Nov 9, 2017

Arrival: Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal on Feb 10, 2017

Mobilization Date: Jul 9, 2017

Demobilization Date: Feb 10, 2017

Supporting documentation:

Operations Area:


Depth Range: min / max (m)

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

Science objectives

I will be running and training users on the Multi-sensor track in the UNOL's van. I believe the objective of this cruise is to study hydrothermal activity.

Science Activities

Multi-sensor logging of sediment cores to study hydrothermal activity.

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference/Visit WHOI


Funding Agency: Oregon State University #S1472B

- added Oregon State University #S1472B on Aug 18, 2017 1:10 PM by Coquille Onay Rex 7300653

R/V Armstrong

Shipboard Equipment Notes:

Shipboard Communication Notes:
Critical CTD Sensors: 

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 Notes:
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: 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? no

Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): 

Other required equipment and special needs: 
Date Submitted: Aug 18, 2017 1:14 PM by Coquille Onay Rex 7300653