Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

: An Innovative Observational Network for Critical Arctic Gateways- Understanding Exchanges through Davis and Fram Straits


R/V Knorr


Cruise Party

Craig Lee: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
University of Washington 1013 NE 40th St Seattle, WA USA 98105-6698
+1 206 685 7656

Departure: Nuuk, Greenland on Sep 7, 2010

Arrival: Nuuk, Greenland on Sep 30, 2010

Supporting documentation:

Operations Area: Davis Strait, Northern Labrador Sea, Southern Baffin Bay


Depth Range: min / max (m)

Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? Canada, Greenland (Denmark)
Are visas or special travel documents required? no

Science objectives

An Innovative Observational Network for Critical Arctic Gateways- Understanding Exchanges through Davis and Fram Straits

Science Activities

Mooring recoveries, mooring deployments, glider deployments, CTD sections

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference


Funding Agency: NSF #ARC 0632231

- added NSF #ARC 0632231 on Jul 15, 2010 3:52 PM by Eric Benway

R/V Knorr

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz
ADCP 300 kHz
ADCP 75 kHz

CTD/Water Sampling

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

Critical CTD Sensors: 

MET Sensors

Barometric Pressure
Air temperature
Relative Humidity
Wind speed and direction

Sample Storage

Chest Freezer (Household type) 0°F
Freezer -70°C 3.2 cu. ft. ea.


Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no

Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? yes


Mooring / TSE winch

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: Science Storage Van (20'x8') Location: Main Dk Stbd Side
Water: no Power:no

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: yes Identify: to TSE winch
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): Seabeam

Other required equipment and special needs: 
Date Submitted: Jul 15, 2010 3:52 PM by Eric Benway