Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

Oceanic Flux Program mooring recovery


R/V Oceanus


Cruise Party

Dan Bogarth: Principal Investigator
Organization Name
+1 508 548 1400

Maureen Conte: Chief Scientist
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences c/o Ecosystems Center, MBL Woods Hole, MA USA 02543
+1 508 289 7744

Damian Grundle: Principal Investigator
University of Victoria Victoria, British Columbia Canada
+1 250 857 0270

Brian Hogue: Principal Investigator
Organization Name USA
+1 508 289 3436 ext. 3436

Scott Worrilow: Principal Investigator
Organization Name USA
+1 508 289 2458 ext. 2458

Departure: St Georges BDA on Oct 13, 2011

Arrival: St Georges on Oct 16, 2011

Mobilization Date: Oct 13, 2011

Demobilization Date: Oct 16, 2011

Supporting documentation:


Operations Area: NA6

Lat/Lon: 31° 50.0′ N / 64° 10.0′ W

Depth Range: 4400 / 4500

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

Science objectives

Recovery of OFP sediment trap mooring by deep ocean dragging ops.
Recovery of short OFP sediment trap mooring by normal mooring recovery ops.

Science Activities

Recovery of OFP sediment trap mooring by deep ocean dragging ops.
Recovery of short OFP sediment trap mooring by normal mooring recovery ops.

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Visit WHOI


  OFP site
  Distance: 50
  Days: 3
  Latitude: 31° 50.0’ N
  Longitude: 64° 10.0’ E

Funding Agency: NSF #OCE-0927098

- added NSF #OCE-0927098 on Aug 23, 2011 11:44 AM by Dr Maureen H Conte

R/V Oceanus

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz
ADCP 75 kHz
Deionized Water System
12 kHz Pinger for Wire Use
Transducer well for visiting instrumentation

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet

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
Short Wave Solar Radiation

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: Winches and assoc deck gear required for deep ocean dragging and also normal mooring recovery ops. Please contact Scott Worrilow for specific Oceanus equipment needs.

Wire use and application

Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire

Winch Notes: WHOI dragging wire kit, including grapnels and pinger, will be attached to trawl wire . Please contact Scott Worrilow for specifics.
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: WHOI dragging kit
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: yes Identify: stowage for upright fridge/freezer, 2 wire baskets, 3 empty wire baskets, 3-4 hand carry crates
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:
The sediment trap samples contain mercuric chloride in seawater (200 mg/l conc.)

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: Aug 23, 2011 12:36 PM by Dr Maureen H Conte