Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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Tioga 2017 Summer Student Fellows


R/V Tioga

Cruise Party

Nancy Copley: Chief Scientist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Redfield 2-26, MS#33 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 3204

Kama Thieler: Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Clark , MS#31 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 3478

Departure: Jul 11, 2017

Woods Hole

Arrival: Jul 14, 2017

Woods Hole

Operations Area

Buzzards Bay
Depth Range: min / max (m)
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no

Science Objectives

Practicum day cruises for SSF and PEP students.

Science Activities

CTD, plankton tow, Niskin bottle deployment, gravity core and Van Veen bottom grab

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference
Media personnel on board: Video
Jayne Doucette from Communications will accompany one day.


Supporting documentation:


Funding Agency: WHOI Academic Programs Office
Grant or contract number: 00450503

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Tioga

Shipboard Equipment

CTD Winch
Trawl Winch

CTD/Water Sampling

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

MET Sensors

Air temperature
Barometric Pressure
Relative Humidity
SBE 45 Sea Surface Temperature
SBE 48 Hull Temperature
SeaStar Sea Surface Flourometer
Wind speed and direction

Equipment Deployment

What type of equipment will you deploy?
CTD Niskin bottles plankton tow gravity core Van Veen grab
What are the dimensions?
What is the weight in air?

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized?no
Describe deployment method and quantity:

Additional Information

Brief operations description or comments:
Other required equipment and special needs:

Checklist & Notes


U.S. Customs Form: no
Diplomatic Clearance: no
Date Submitted:
Date Approved:
Agent Information:
Isotope Use Approval: no
Isotope Notes:
SCUBA Diving: no


SSSG Tech: