Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

NISKINE 1

Ship

RV Neil Armstrong

Vehicles


Cruise Party

Jennifer Mackinnon: Principal Investigator
Organization Name 9500 Gilman Dr # 0213 La Jolla, CA United States 92093
+1 858 8223716 8223716
jmackinnon@ucsd.edu

Harper Simmons: Chief Scientist
University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, 129 O'Neill Building Fairbanks, Alaska United States 99775
+1 907 474 5729
hlsimmons@alaska.edu


Departure: Reykjavik on May 16, 2018

Arrival: Reykjavik on May 31, 2018

Mobilization Date: May 16, 2018

Demobilization Date: Jun 1, 2018

Supporting documentation:

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Operations Area: Icelandic Basins


Lat/Lon: 60° 0.0′ N / 25° 0.0′ W

Depth Range: 0 / 4000

Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? Request operations within Iceland's 200NM limit
Are visas or special travel documents required? no

Science objectives

Near Inertial Shear and Kinetic Energy in the North Atlantic Experiment (NISKINE) 

We seek to explore the near-surface decay and subsequent vertical/lateral propagation of wind energy in the ocean.


Science Activities

Deploy and recover autonomous Slocum and Wave Glider, CTD/LADCP, operate Scripps fastCTD system, arial surveys. Operate remote control kayak ("ROSS" -- OSU),  deploy drifters and wave buoys

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference

Stations:

  Station 1
  Distance: null
  Days: 0
  Latitude:
  Longitude:

Funding Agency: ONR/NAVY #UNKNOWN


- added ONR/NAVY #UNKNOWN on Dec 18, 2017 8:09 PM by Harper Simmons

R/V Armstrong

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz
ADCP 300 kHz
Sippican XBT System (Mark 21)
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
ADCP 150 kHz
A-Frame
EM122 (12 kHz) Multibeam Echosounder
Dynamic Positioning System
Crane
WAMOS
ADCP 38 kHz


Shipboard Equipment Notes:

Shipboard Communication

Is there a need to transfer data to shore on a regular basis?
Is there a need to receive data from shore on a regular basis?
Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet


Shipboard Communication Notes: Glider piloting operations from the ship require regular file transfer to and from shore with low latency. Co-investigators Louis St. Laurent (lstlaurent@whoi.edu) and Craig Lee (craig@apl.washington.edu) will be the points of contact for glider piloting needs.

CTD/Water Sampling

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

Critical CTD Sensors: 

CTD-Related Equipment

Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP)

MET Sensors

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


Storage Notes:

Navigation


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

GPS

Navigation Notes:


Winch Notes:

Wire use and application

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
3/8" Hydro Wire


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? yes

Details: Scripps fastCTD system with 3m davit at the rear port quarter.

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: Dec 18, 2017 8:13 PM by Harper Simmons