Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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R/V Knorr

Cruise Party

Craig Lee: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
University of Washington 1013 NE 40th St Seattle, WA USA 98105-6698
+1 206 685 7656

Departure: Sep 7, 2010

Nuuk, Greenland

Arrival: Sep 30, 2010

Nuuk, Greenland

Operations Area

Davis Strait, Northern Labrador Sea, Southern Baffin Bay
Depth Range: 300m / 4000m
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? Canada, Greenland (Denmark)
Are visas or special travel documents required? no

Science Objectives

An Innovative Observational Network for Critical Arctic Gateways- Understanding Exchanges through Davis and Fram Straits

Science Activities

Mooring recoveries, mooring deployments, glider deployments, CTD sections

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference


Supporting documentation:

Notes: Stations will vary.  First station will be aproximately 24 hrs from Nuuk.


Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: ARC 0632231

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Knorr

Other Science Vans:

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz
ADCP 300 kHz
ADCP 75 kHz

CTD/Water Sampling

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

Critical CTD Sensors

MET Sensors

Barometric Pressure
Air temperature
Relative Humidity
Wind speed and direction

Sample Storage

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


Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
How many nets? 0
How many tansponders? 0
Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation?yes


Mooring / TSE winch

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: Science Storage Van (20'x8') Location: Main Dk Stbd Side
Water: no Power:no

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: yes Identify: to TSE winch
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):
SeabeamOther required equipment and special needs:

Checklist & Notes


U.S. Customs Form: no
Diplomatic Clearance: no
Date Submitted:
Date Approved:
Agent Information:

Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name - KN199-2
c/o WHOI
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Contact: Eric Benway
Phone: (508) 289-3770
Fax: (508) 457-2185
Email: ebenway@whoi.edu

Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist Name / KN199-2
c/o Royal Arctic Liner Agency
Aqqusinersauq 52, PO Box 1629
3900 Nuuk

Contact: Tina Lynge Schmidt, Gorm Diernisse
Phone: 299 349281, 299 349280
Fax: 299 349289
Cell: 299 555649, 299 555650
Email: portagent@ral.gl, god@ral.gl

Note: Agent and WHOI contacts should be copied on all communications. It is requested that shipment information of any equipment be communicated to the Agent and WHOI contacts
Canada and Greenland
1) US Customs form 4455:
US 4455's for any gear / equipment of significant value and or serial #.  This will be essential for re-entering the U.S. either by R/V Knorr on Dec 5, or by other shipments from abroad.

Isotope Use Approval: no
Isotope Notes:
SCUBA Diving: no


SSSG Tech:
Amy Simoneau (f) Anton Zafereo (m)
Loading in W. Hole, August 26 and Aug 27.

*also will be loading 56 gas cylinders in gas racks up on the 01 deck, and chemicals into the chem van on the 02 deck for the N. Atlantic Geotraces cruise.  Some science storage will be needed as well.

TSE winch will be shipped back to US from Lisbon. 
Lee storage van shipped back to US from Lisbon ?
Lee science samples ?  All freezer space will be taken up on board for the next cruise.