Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

NOAA DART BUOY 42407 Deployment


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: Bridgetown, Barbados on Oct 23, 2010

Arrival: Woods Hole, MA on Nov 2, 2010

Supporting documentation:


Operations Area:

Lat/Lon: 15° 15.366′ N / 68° 14.266′ W

Depth Range: 4520 / max (m)

Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? Just outside the EEZ line of Puerto Rico
Are visas or special travel documents required? no

Science objectives

Objective will be to successfully deploy the next NOAA DART BUOY #42407.
At position LAT 15 - 15.366 N LONG 068 - 14.266 W.
Depth of 4520 meters.

Science Activities

NOAA DART mooring technicians will conduct the deployment on board Oceanus in conjunction with the ships crew.  Deployment will take aproximately 4- 8 hours and will need to remain on station aproximately 12 - 16 hours subsequently to monitor the mooring and calibrate the tramsmission from the buoy.

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference

Media personnel on board: none


  Dart Buoy 42407
  Distance: 520
  Days: 24
  Latitude: 15° 15.37’ N
  Longitude: 68° 14.27’ W

Funding Agency: NOAA #33333

- added NOAA #33333 on Sep 29, 2010 2:59 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: 

Storage Notes: none


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

Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no


Mooring / TSE winch

Winch Notes: We will be using the NOAA capstan that was used on the previous cruise in September.

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): NOAA will provide mooring techs

Other required equipment and special needs: 
Date Submitted: Sep 29, 2010 3:01 PM by Eric Benway