Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

Carbon Export


R/V Oceanus


Cruise Party

Timothy Eglinton: Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Fye 111, MS#04 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2627

Steven Manganini: Chief Scientist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Clark 101, MS#23 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2778

Scott Worrilow: Chief Scientist
Organization Name USA
+1 508 289 2458 ext. 2458

Departure: Woods Hole on Oct 1, 2011

Arrival: Woods Hole on Oct 12, 2011

Mobilization Date: Sep 29, 2011

Demobilization Date: Oct 13, 2011

Supporting documentation:

Operations Area: North Atlantic


Depth Range: min / max (m)

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

Science objectives

To collect settling and suspended particles at 3 locations on the northwest atlantic margin to determine carbon transport from the shelf/slope to the deep basin, coupled with physical oceanographic data from moorings at station W.

Science Activities

To recover 3 moorings and redeploy 1 mooring at station w.
To take (3) hydrocasts, one at each station to determine nepleloid layers with transmisometer and turbitily sensors on CTD.
To tale (3) LVP casts, one at each station.  (optional)
To take (2) 2 muticores at 2 of the stations. (optional)

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Visit WHOI


  Station W M4
  Distance: 288
  Days: 1.0
  Latitude: 38° 26.0’ N
  Longitude: 68° 41.0’ W

  Cape Hatteras Mooring
  Distance: 288
  Days: 0.5
  Latitude: 36° 41.06’ N
  Longitude: 73° 28.33’ W

  Station W M4
  Distance: 561
  Days: 0.5
  Latitude: 38° 26.0’ N
  Longitude: 68° 41.0’ W

  Nova Scotia Mooring
  Distance: 564
  Days: 0.5
  Latitude: 42° 55.488’ N
  Longitude: 59° 41.662’ W

Funding Agency: NSF #85135000

- added NSF #85135000 on Jul 27, 2011 10:58 AM by Steven Manganini

R/V Oceanus

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet

CTD/Water Sampling

Wet Labs C*Star transmissometer (660nm wavelength)
Seapoint STM turbidity sensor
911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors

Critical CTD Sensors: 

Sediment Sampling


Sample Storage

Refrigerator 8.6 cu. ft.

Storage Notes:


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

Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no



Navigation Notes:


Mooring / TSE winch
Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire

Winch Notes:

Wire use and application

Hydro Winch with .25" hydro wire
Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire

Winch Notes: We plan to use the hydro Winch for (3) large volume pump casts at each station.  We will attach (4) LVPs per cast.  (4 LVPs @ 200lbea = 1000lbs)
We plan to use the trawl wire for muticoring operations
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: TSE Winch from Rick Trask

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:
Our recovered Sediment Trap Samples will contain 0.3% mercuric chloride in seawater which will be enclosed in plastic bottles and transfered into plastic coolers for refrigeration.  We will provide MSDS informatiion.

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 25, 2011 4:32 PM by Eric Benway