Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire



R/V Oceanus


Cruise Party

Don Anderson: Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Redfield 3-32, MS#32 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2351

Dennis McGillicuddy: Chief Scientist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Bigelow 209A, MS#11 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2683

Departure: Woods Hole on May 1, 2010

Arrival: Woods Hole on May 10, 2010

Supporting documentation:


Operations Area: Cruise track will differ between cruises depending upon results and found areas of cell concentrations NA4

Lat/Lon: 40° 30.0′ N / 69° 0.0′ W

Depth Range: 0 / 250

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

Science objectives

Synoptic mapping of Alexandrium fundyense, hydrography, and velocity in the coastal current from Cape Cod to Georges Bank, Cape Cod to Bay of Fundy

Science Activities

CTD Casts, Drifter Deployments, water pumping

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Visit WHOI

in person


Funding Agency: NOAA #NA06NOS4780245

- added NOAA #NA06NOS4780245 on Feb 2, 2010 2:08 PM by Julie A. Renz

R/V Oceanus

Shipboard Equipment

ADCP 75 kHz
Fume Hood

CTD/Water Sampling

Wet Labs ECO-AFL fluorometer
Wet Labs C*Star transmissometer (660nm wavelength)
Seapoint STM turbidity sensor
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: High Flow 10L Niskin Bottles Needed

Hydrographic Analysis Equipment

Salt Bottles (2 cases of 125 ml provided)

MET Sensors

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

Sample Storage

Chest Freezer (Household type) 0°F
Freezer -70°C 3.2 cu. ft. ea.
Refrigerator 8.6 cu. ft.

Storage Notes: 2 chest freezers in main Lab
Chemical storage


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

Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? yes


CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire

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: Berthing Van Location:
Water: Power:

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? yes

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: Gas Powered Pump for pumping Water, hose to be lowered with CTD
We would like to request a second CTD/ Rosette for a backup
All Hazardous Materials will be removed by the science party at the end of the cruise
7 wire baskets needed for storage of pump hose and drifters
Wood bridge will be put between bench and fume hood in wet lab
Date Submitted: Feb 11, 2010 12:39 PM by Julie A. Renz