Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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Tioga Sand Lance Connectivity


R/V Tioga

Cruise Party

Joel Llopiz: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Redfield 212, MS#33 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 3845

Departure: Feb 21, 2018

Woods Hole

Arrival: Feb 21, 2018

Woods Hole

Operations Area

Nantucket Shoals
Lat/Lon: 41° 18.0′ N / 69° 42.0′ W
Depth Range:
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no

Science Objectives

Collect sand lance larvae (with plankton nets) and CTD data in the Nantucket Shoals region.

Science Activities

Plankton tows with a tucker trawl and CTD casts.

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Visit WHOI
Meeting Notes: I'm at WHOI.


Supporting documentation:


Funding Agency: NOAA
Grant or contract number: Forthcoming (newly awarded Sea Grant project)

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Tioga

Shipboard Equipment

ADCP 300 kHz
CTD Winch
Trawl Winch

CTD/Water Sampling

SBE43 oxygen sensor
Seapoint STM turbidity sensor
Tioga 911+, 12 Bottle Rosette, 2 Liter Bottles
Wet Labs ECO-AFL fluorometer

MET Sensors

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

Equipment Deployment

What type of equipment will you deploy?
1-m2 Tucker Trawl plankton net
What are the dimensions?
~1x1 m3
What is the weight in air?
~50 lbs

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized?yes
Describe deployment method and quantity:
Standard oblique tow astern.

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: