Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

Scotian Shelf Survey


R/V Atlantis


Cruise Party

Andrew Armstrong: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
NOAA / UNH Joint Hydrographic Center Chase Ocean Engineering Building, 24 Colovos Rd. Durham, NH United States 03824-3525
+1 603 862 4559

Stephen Forbes: Principal Investigator
Bedford Institute of Oceanography 1 Challenger Drive Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Canada B2Y 4A2
+1 902 426 3657

Departure: Woods Hole, MA on Aug 13, 2012

Arrival: Boston, MA. on Sep 2, 2012

Mobilization Date: Aug 12, 2012

Demobilization Date: Sep 2, 2012

Supporting documentation:


Operations Area: ~100 - 300 nm off Nova Scotia


Depth Range: 500 / 3000

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

Science objectives

To multibeam survey and map the Canadian / US Scotian Shelf and Hague Line using the EM122 system on RV Atlantis

Science Activities

Multibeam, gravimeter, XBT's, magnetometer (if time allows).

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference


Funding Agency: NOAA #tbd

- added NOAA #tbd on Jul 12, 2012 11:07 AM by Eric Benway

R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

ADCP 75 kHz
Bathymetry System 12 kHz
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
Sippican XBT System (Mark 21)
Towed Magnetometer

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors
SBE43 oxygen sensor
Wet Labs C*Star transmissometer (660nm wavelength)
Wet Labs FLNTURTD Combination Flourometer and Turbidity Sensor

Critical CTD Sensors:  1 or 2 casts for entire cruise

Storage Notes: Science will supply their own XBT's and stow them in hydro lab or Alvin hangar.


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

Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation for other than Alvin operations? no

Navigation Notes:


CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire

Winch Notes:

Wire Notes:
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): multibeam support

Other required equipment and special needs: 
Date Submitted: Jul 12, 2012 11:08 AM by Eric Benway