Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

44402 recovery & redeploy


R/V Oceanus


Cruise Party

Karen Grissom: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
NOAA/NDBC Bldg 3202 Rm 111A Stennis Space Center, MS United States 39529
+1 228 688 1325

Departure: Gulfport MS on Sep 18, 2010

Arrival: Woods Hole, MA on Sep 26, 2010

Supporting documentation:


Operations Area: 135 nm SE of Fire Island

Lat/Lon: 39° 29.23′ N / 70° 35.63′ W

Depth Range: min / max (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

Recover NOAA DART buoy #44402 that is adrift off station.  Subsequent redeploy of a new 44402 buoy that will have acoustic release capability.

Science Activities

Recover drifiting buoy 44402 then redeploy replacement buoy 44402.

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference


  Station 1
  Distance: 1660
  Days: 12-24 hrs
  Latitude: 39° 29.23’ N
  Longitude: 70° 35.63’ W

Funding Agency: NOAA #ISA000

- added NOAA #ISA000 on Aug 27, 2010 2:56 PM by Eric Benway

R/V Oceanus

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
ADCP 150 kHz
ADCP 75 kHz

Critical CTD Sensors: 

MET Sensors

Wind speed and direction

Storage Notes: Only storage issue could be gear / equipment from Montoya cruise stored main lab area.


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

Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no


Mooring / TSE winch

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: yes Type: TSE winch from Scripps
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: NOAA will bring snatch hooks and snatch blocks. 

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? yes

Describe deployment method and quantity:
batteies for electronics

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 27, 2010 2:56 PM by Eric Benway