Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

JP Student Orientation


RV Neil Armstrong


Cruise Party

Glen Gawarkiewicz: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Clark 343C, MS#21 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2913

Departure: Woods Hole on Sep 2, 2017

Arrival: Woods Hole on Sep 3, 2017

Mobilization Date: Sep 1, 2017

Demobilization Date: Sep 3, 2017

Supporting documentation:


Operations Area: Cross-shelf transect and sampling of shelfbreak front

Lat/Lon: 40° 0.0′ N / 71° 0.0′ W

Depth Range: 20 / 1000

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

Science objectives

Introduce incoming Joint Program students to science performed on R/V Neil Armstrong and tools available for science use

Science Activities

CTD profiles with bottles, net tows, acoustics (EK80), shipboard ADCP

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Visit WHOI


  Station 1
  Distance: 80
  Days: 1
  Latitude: 40° 0.0’ N
  Longitude: 71° 0.0’ W

Funding Agency: WHOI Internal #63

- added WHOI Internal #63 on Aug 21, 2017 9:55 AM by Glen Gawarkiewicz

R/V Armstrong

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz
ADCP 300 kHz
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
ADCP 150 kHz
Science Underway Seawater System
EK80 Sonar
ADCP 38 kHz

Shipboard Equipment Notes: Will also be doing four ring net tows

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet

Shipboard Communication Notes: Normal access

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

Sample Storage

Scientific Walk-in Freezer
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: Will need winch for ring net tows- not sure which

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? yes

Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): Ring net tows
Will also be using IFBC, VPR

Other required equipment and special needs: 
Date Submitted: Aug 21, 2017 10:04 AM by Glen Gawarkiewicz