Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis

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R/V Knorr

Cruise Party

Nicholas Makris: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
MIT 77 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA USA 02139
+1 617 999 0467

Departure: Feb 18, 2014


Arrival: Mar 11, 2014


Operations Area

Norwegian Territorial waters from Alesung to Northeastern Extreme
Lat/Lon: 62° 28.5′ N / 6° 12.0′ E
Depth Range: roughly 50 m / 2000 or more
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? Norway
Are visas or special travel documents required? no

Science Objectives

Conduct Ocean Acoustic Waveguide Remote Sensing Experiments in the Nordic Seas. One component will be to reveal the currently unknown behavior of many keystone fish species during mass migrations and spawning.

Science Activities

Towed array sensing and coordination with a Norwegian research vessel using conventional fisheries acoustics and capture trawl gear.

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference
Meeting Notes: Oct 8 or 9 will work. For Oct 9 needs to be between 9am-1pm or after 3:30 pm.


Supporting documentation:



Funding Agency: ONR/NAVY
Grant or contract number: Nordic Seas/N00014-12-1-0128

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Knorr

Other Science Vans:

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz
ADCP 300 kHz
Sippican XBT System (Mark 21)
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
ADCP 75 kHz
Deionized Water System
Science Underway Seawater System
12 kHz Pinger for Wire Use
Transducer well for visiting instrumentation

Shipboard Communication

Is there a need to transfer data to shore on a regular basis?
Is there a need to receive data from shore on a regular basis?
Is there an expectation to use Skype or any other real-time video conference program?
Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors

Critical CTD Sensors

CTD-Related Equipment

Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP)

Hydrographic Analysis Equipment


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
How many nets? null
How many tansponders? null
Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation?no


Navigation Notes:
Winch Notes:
Wire Notes:

Standard Oceanographic Cables

Slip ring required? no Number of conductors: 
Non-standard wire required? no Type: 
Traction winch required? no Describe: 
Science Van 1
Type/size: OAWRS Source 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?noDescribe deployment method and quantity:

Radioactive Material


Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yesSpecialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
Other required equipment and special needs:
OAWRS vertical source array, OAWRS Horizontal Receiver array

Checklist & Notes


U.S. Customs Form: yes
Diplomatic Clearance: yes
Date Submitted:
Date Approved:
Agent Information:
Woods Hole
Chad Smith
266 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543 Office: (508)-289-3811 Email: csmith@whoi.edu
Norway: AlesundMaster R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist’s Name
c/o Eimskip - CTG
Brunholm gata 1
6004 Alesund


Jan Magne
Mobile: +47 97 99 16 25 

Email: jmg@eimskip.no

Address for small packages:

Master R/V Knorr
Attn: Dr. Nicolas Makris
Brunholm gata 1
6004 Alesund

Address for large shipments:

Master R/V Knorr
Attn: Dr. Nicolas Makris
c/o Eimskip
Nedre strandgate
6004 Alesund

Norway: Tromso

Master R/V Knorr
Attn: Dr. Nicolas Makris
c/o Eimskip - CTG AS
Strandveien 106
N-9006 Tromso


Kaj-Tore Nilsen
Phone: +47 97 99 16 10
Mobile:  +47 97 99 15 76
Fax:      +47 76 11 16 19 
Email: ktn@eimskip.no

Thomas Jenssen
Mobile:  +47 97 99 16 14
Email: tsj@eimskip.no
United States
Customs forms must be submitted to csmith@whoi.edu no later than close of business on 1/30/2014

Failiure to file risks a Federal fines and seizure
Isotope Use Approval: no
Isotope Notes:
SCUBA Diving: no


SSSG Tech:
Amy Simoneau, David Simms
Pre Mobilization and main loading to take place at Woods Hole prior to departure.
Outside crane and truck required for the loading of the FORA array