Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

My Cruise


R/V Knorr


Cruise Party

Robert Weller: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Clark 204A, MS#29 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2508

Departure: Woods Hole on Apr 10, 2012

Arrival: Woods Hole on Apr 15, 2012

Mobilization Date: Apr 9, 2012

Demobilization Date: Apr 16, 2012

Supporting documentation:


Operations Area: 100 to 125 nm south of Woods Hole

Lat/Lon: 39° 30.0′ N / 70° 47.5′ W

Depth Range: 500 / 2500

Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no

Science objectives

1) recover test moorings set in September
2) verify functionality of moored hardware and instruments prior to recovery
3) as time allows, multibeam survey of areas of Pioneer Array not previously surveyed 
4) exercise winches and recovery hardware planned for use in OOI

Science Activities

1) stand by moorings, do CTD, monitor telemetry
2) recover moorings, document condition and functionality
3) bathymetric surveys of regions of the Pioneer Array
4) training of personnel for OOI mooring recoveries

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Visit WHOI

Jan 17


  GHP - Global Hybrid Profiling Mooring
  Distance: 25
  Days: 1.0
  Latitude: 39° 30.0’ N
  Longitude: 70° 47.5’ W

  CPPM - Coastal Pioneer Profiling Mooring
  Distance: 110
  Days: 1.0
  Latitude: 39° 55.0’ N
  Longitude: 70° 47.5’ W

Funding Agency: NSF #OCE 1005697

- added NSF #OCE 1005697 on Nov 30, 2011 12:37 PM by Robert A. Weller

R/V Knorr

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz
ADCP 300 kHz
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
ADCP 75 kHz

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet

CTD/Water Sampling

SBE43 oxygen sensor
911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors
Biospherical underwater PAR (1000m depth limit) with reference Surface PAR

Critical CTD Sensors: 

MET Sensors

Barometric Pressure
Air temperature
Relative Humidity
Wind speed and direction
Short Wave Solar Radiation

Storage Notes:


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

Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no



Navigation Notes:


Other Portable Winch
Mooring / TSE winch
Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire
CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire

Winch Notes: will bring Lebus and Lantec winches

Wire use and application

Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire

Wire Notes: trawl winch fro dragging if needed
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: 20 ; open top Location: fantail or O1
Water: Power:

Specialized Deck Equipment

Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required: yes Type: Lebus, Lantec. TSE winches
Cruise Specific Science Winch Required: yes Type: Lebus, Lantec, TSEwinches
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: Lantec (heavy Lift) 460V 3 phs, peak 100 amps; TSE winch 460 V 3 phs, Lebus 460v pk 60 amps 3 phase
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: yes
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): 

Other required equipment and special needs: small boat possible for mooring hook up; may use TSE and Lantec winches simultanesously; recovery of 6500 lb anchors using Lantec and stern A-frame
Date Submitted: Dec 6, 2011 12:34 PM by Robert A. Weller