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Healy - Cruise Planning Questionnaire

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General Information
1. HEALY Cruise: //30Nov99-30Nov99
2. Cruise dates:
(Determined by the Cruise Number)
Start: November 30, 1999      End:November 30, 1999
Chief Scientist Contact Information
3. Your Name: Larry Mayer
4. Affiliation: CCOM University of New Hampshire
5. Funding Agency: NOAA
6. Grant Number: NA05NOS4001153
7. Full Address: 24 Colovos Rd Durham, N.H. 03824
8. Phone Number: 603 862-2615
9. Email Address: larry at ccom dot unh dot edu
10. Fax Number: 603 862-0839
Equipment Onload
11. Date and Time to Start Loading: No response
12a. Special Requirements for Loading or in-port logistics: No
12b. If yes, Please list point of contact for in port logistics:
13. Cargo List:
Metocean Ice Buoys, ice auger, gasoline for auger and attachments (NIC - Pablo
Clemente Colon)
Sonobuoys and anchor weights for HARP Buoys ~ 900 lbs (Ethan Roth)
UAS components from UAF (Greg Walker) - if permissions are granted
2 chain dredges that will be shipped to Dutch Harbor
Additional File(s) Uploaded for Cargo List: 0
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14. Brief Description of Operations Plan
Give a brief description of the area of operations and type of work to be done and science objective:
We will continue mapping on the Chukchi Cap in support of Law of the Sea. The
requirements are
multibeam sonar coverage as well as 3.5 kHz subbottom profiling. Our objectives
will be to continue
follow and map the foot of the slope to the northeast from the area we left off
last summer (approx. 82N
163WS. We will also attempt to recover two High Frequency Acoustic Recording
Packages (HARPS) on our
transit north. If they are recovered they will be refurbished and re-deployed
on the transit back to
Barrow. If time permits we personnel from the National Ice Center will also
deploy Metocean ice buoys.
The NIC will also carry on a program of routine ice characteristics
observations. We may also attempt to
dredge several bathymetric features mapped in 2007 in order to determine the
nature of the crust in
these areas. If all permissions are obtained we will also have on board an
Eagle Scan Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operated by the University of Alaska
Fairbanks. This system will make flights that can monitor ice conditions and do
marine mammal observations.
Operational Plan
Cruise Tracks and Station Locations. Please provide as complete a description as possible. Include with this plan, or separately, a complete list of stations with ID, Latitude, Longitude, depth and other information such as type of sampling/operations as appropriate. Use the text box below or upload separate documents as needed.
15a. Upload a cruise track file (jpeg, pdf, gif, etc) here (required):
Cruise Track Uploaded:RevisedHEALY0805PLUS_track.jpg
15b. Upload additional files as needed:
Additional File(s) Uploaded for Operational Plan: 0
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15c. Operational Plan Description
After departure from Barrow we steam to the location of the two HARP buoys
deployed last year and recover them. We will then steam on a track parallel to
previous tracks to allow overlapping coverage to a location at the edge of the
Chukchi Cap where we will perform a "patch test" -- which will involve
approximately 12 hours of steaming parallel and reciprocal tracks over both flat
seafloor (to determine roll biases) and up and down the steep slope of the cap
to determine pitch biases and time delays. At this point we will probably also
make a CTD cast. This should take approximately 12 hours. Then, depending on
ice conditions we will proceed to either the furthest east or west end of our
proposed track (probably west) and pick up our mapping of the apparent foot of
the continental slope. Ice buoys may be deployed if the opportunity arises and
we may also dredge if appropriate targets are found.
16. Will the vessel be operating within 200 miles of a foreign country? No
17. Will you be contacting Native communities to inform them of your intended icebreaker research activities?   Yes
17b. If yes, please list the native communities and contacts: Harry Bower Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission
18. Will Marine Mammal Protection Act, NEPA or Endangered Species Act consultation or permitting be required? No
19. Description of Operations:

Provide as much detail as possible about the type of operations and sampling to be conducted, daily schedule and hours of operation, type of equipment to be used and any other information that will help us prepare for this cruise. Use additional pages or send corrected drafts as necessary. If this is a multi-investigator cruise, please include a list of Co-PI's who will be submitting operational science plans:

The basic operation is underway mapping of the seafloor morphology in order to
define the location of the
2500 m contour and the foot of the continental slope as defined by the UN for
Law of the Sea purposes.
The key instruments are the Seabeam multibeam echosounder and the 3.5 kHz
subbottom profiler. We
expect that these operations will be continuous for the duration of the cruise.
To support these
operations we will need to have regularly scheduled XBT (or XSV) launches
(typically one every 12 hours or
more frequently if problems with the sonar are encountered) as well as an
occasional CTD station to

calibrate the expendable probes. The most difficult aspect of this work is
the fact that we dont know
exactly where the features we are trying to map are (if we did we wouldnt haveto
map them) thus there is
a delicate balance between track planning, trying to follow features inreal-time
and the ability to make
progress in a desired direction due to ice conditions. We have, in the past
depended on a monitor in the
aloft con that allowed us to point the helmsman to a desired target.


Recovery - Transit to site B (72 deg 27.626 N, 157 deg 23.932 W), once
we arrive, use an acoustic deck box connected to the 12 kHz hull
transducer in IC/Gyro to transmit for range and then release the ballast
weights. Approximately 5-10 minutes later, the HARP will surface. Once
visually sighted, a small rhib boat will be deployed in order to tow the
frame up near the starboard quarter where Healy can crane the instrument
onto the aft deck (weighs ~1100 lbs). The same will be repeated for site
C (72 deg 47.908 N, 158 deg 23.880 W).

Redeployment - Both instruments will be refurbished and made ready for
deployment (weighs ~1500 lbs). New sites may be chosen depending on
evaluation of the recovered data, so it would be useful to use the
multibeam and perform an initial run over the site in order to check for
seafloor features like ice scour pocks. Then Healy will position 50-100
meters outside the proposed site and move downswell/wind at about 1 knot
(dependent on currents). On the fantail deck, the HARP frame will be
positioned underneath the aft A-frame and the 10 meter hydrophone line
will be strung out down to the water line. The A-frame operator will
lift the frame and pay out until it is submerged below the water line.
If everything is streaming properly, then the quick release will
triggered and the HARP is deployed on site. If time permits, a XBT
sonobuoy will be deployed to collect temperature profiles at each site.

Sonobuoy ops - In order to receive VHF signals from deployed sonobuoys,
a vertical antenna will be mounted above the Helo Control Tower and
radio gear set up in the Helo Shack. Deployment simply requires gently
tossing the expendable hydrophone into the water from the fantail deck.
A contingent of sonobuoys will be used to opportunistically record
marine mammals like ice seals whenever they are visually sighted from
the bridge. Most of the sonobuoys will be used to conduct radiated noise
measurements of Healy in various modes of propulsion (i.e. during heavy
ice breaking, different prop pitch variations, etc.). The op requires an
observer to visually monitor the sonobuoy float and make regular
estimations of it's approximate distance from Healy's stern. At the same
time, GPS coordinates of Healy's position must also be regularly
recorded. These two positions will give the approximate range from
source to receiver. It's also possible that two sonobuoys can be
deployed and recorded simultaneously if this helps to make more accurate
measurements. All sonobuoy calibration will occur on the digital end, so
no ops are required for this.


Pre-loading of IABP open ocean drifting buoys and tools will take place in the
Seattle or Everett area between 6/21 and 6/25. Coordination of shipment is
being done by Ignatius Rigor of the Polar Science Center (PSC). Drifting buoys
will be deployed in open water during the most western tracks of the cruise. A
total of 2 (two) AXIB seasonal ice buoy prototypes will also be shipped by
Legnos Boat, Inc. (LBI) for testing and possible deployment in the marginal ice
zone or open water. None of these deployments should require on ice operations.
Although unlikely, depending on need, opportunity, and sea ice conditions
encountered, one of the seasonal buoys may instead be deployed on multiyear sea
ice (MYI). In this case, the deployment on MYI will be scheduled, when
possible, to take advantage of other planned stops but in all cases will be
conducted strictly as independent and separate field activities from other
cruise plans. Typical deployments on MYI take 30-45 minutes of on-the-ice time.
All buoy deployments will be done in close coordination with the cruise Chief
Scientist on a non-interference basis so as not to impact mapping activities. A
pre-cruise nowcast analysis of sea ice conditions in the Beaufort Sea and
Chukchi Cap region will be provided by the NIC to the Chief Scientist to guide
in the fine tuning of the initial cruise tracks. In addition to on board sea
ice analysis and imagery cruise support, the NIC personnel will collect hourly
observations of sea ice characteristic as the Healy navigates ice infected
waters. Recorded observations will include estimates of ice thickness and snow
depth during icebreaking operations in the ice pack. NIC personnel will
additionally support the science seminars series during the cruise. Tools and
any buoys not deployed during the cruise will be unloaded in Seattle for
shipment back to PSC and LBI.


If time and conditions permit and appropriate target found, we will deploy a
dredge and attempt recover in-situ samples of bedrock along sloping targets at
approximately 3000 m
depth. We will
follow standard dredging procedure, deploying the dredge at the bottom of the
slope and steaming up


UAS Operations will be on a non-interference basis under the supervision of
Greg Walker from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Meetings are currently
underway with HEALY crew to formalize procedures.
Upload additional files for the Description of Operations as needed:
Additional File(s) Uploaded for Description of Operation: 0
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20. If your cruise involves any of the following, please check below:
Items marked * Require advance approval.)
Items Check
Multiple PI or Institution Cruise: No
24 hour science operations (Night Work?): Yes
Personnel Deployed on Ice: Yes
Hazardous Materials: Yes
Radioactive Isotopes: No
Stable Isotopes: No
Gasoline to run science equipment:Yes
Explosive Devices:No
Fire Arms:No
Flammable Gases:No
Portable air compressors:Yes
If yes, please indicate the power requirements: NIC has indicated they are bringing FLARES

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21. Diving Operations
Diving Operations:   No
Number of Dives:
Will members of the science party be diving:  
Are you requesting USCG diver support:        
22. Small Boat Operations
Small Boat Operations: Yes
Number of deployments expected: 6
Purpose: Potentially for deployment of ice-buoys and recovery of HARP buoys
Range in miles from the ship: <1
Payload size and weight: ice buoys < 200 lbs, auger - 30 lbs
Gasoline for Equipment: for ice auger
23. Helicopter Operations
Helicopter Operations: Yes
Passenger Transports: Yes
Cargo Transports: No
Payload size and weight: No response
Maximum hours/flight: No response
Average hours/day: No response
Number of flights: No response
Total flight hours: No response
Installation of sensors on Helicopter: No response
Describe flight operations: personnel transfers for embarkation and disembarkation.
Range in miles from the ship: No response
Average track miles for each sortie: No response
24. Deployment or Recovery of Moorings
Deployment or Recovery of Moorings: Yes
Provide the Lat/Long/Depth of each mooring and a description: Recovery of two HARP packages --

Site B - 72 27.626N 157 23.932W 235 meters depth
Site C - 72 47.908N 158 23.880W 328 meters depth

Maximum 4 IABP buoys (locations of opportunity)
Number of Moorings to deploy: 2
Number of Moorings to recover: 2
Min Depth: 230
Max Depth: 350

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Science & Crew
25. Total Number of People in Your Party: No response
26. Current Crew List Download XLS file (HEALY0805WEBFINAL.xls)
Name Institution Position Phone/Email Sex Date On Date Off Foreign Nat. Nationality
1 Larry Mayer, CCOM UNH Ch. Scientist 603 862-2615
larry at ccom dot unh dot edu
M Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 No USA
2 Andy Armstrong, NOAA Co-Ch. Scientist 603 862-4559
andy dot armstrong at noaa dot gov
M Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 No USA
3 Brian Calder, CCOM UNH Scientist 603 862-0526
brc at ccom dot unh dot edu
M Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 Yes UK
4 Shachak Peeri, CCOM/IUNH Scientist 603 862-1892
shachak at ccom dot unh dot edu
M Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 No Israel
5 Monica Wolfson, CCOM UNH Grad Student 603 862-0564
mwolfson at ccom dot unh dot edu
F Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 No USA
6 Robert Bogucki, CCOM UNH Grad Student 603 862-1138
rbocgucki at ccom dot unh dot edu
M Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 Yes Poland
7 Daiela Goncalves, CCOM/UNH Grad Student 603 - 862-3433
daniela at ccom dot unh dot edu
F Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 Yes Portugal
8 Koji Ito, CCOM/UNH Grad Student 603 - 862-3433
koji at ccom dot unh dot edu
M Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 Yes Japan
9 Priyantha Jindasa, CCOM/UNH Grad Student 603 - 862-3433
jindasa at ccom dot unh dot edu
M Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 Yes Sri Lanka
10 Neil Tinmouth, CCOM/UNH Grad Student 603 - 862-3433
ntinmouth at ccom dot unh dot edu
M Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 Yes South Africa
11 Val Schmidt, CCOM/UNH Grad Student 603 862-0564
vschmidt at ccom dot unh dot edu
M Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 No USA
12 Rochelle Wigley, CCOM/UNH Grad Student 603 - 862-3433
rochelle at ccom dot unh dot edu
F Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 Yes South Africa
13 Samual Greenaway, NOAA/CCOM Grad Student 603 862-0534
samuel dot greenaway at noaa dot gov
M Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 No USA
14 Kelley Brumley, UAF Grad Student 907-474-5385
kbrumley at ig dot utexas dot edu
F Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 No USA
15 Ethan Roth, UCSD Grad Student (858) 534-4069
ehroth at ucsd dot edu
M Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 No USA
16 Betsy Baker, Vermont Law School Professor of Law (802) 831-1270
bbaker at vermontlaw dot edu
F Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 No USA
17 Adriane Colburn, Stanford University Artist
adrianecolburn at gmail dot com
F Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 No USA
18 Jimmy Jones Olemaun, Community Observer
M Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 No USA
19 James Brinkley, US National Ice Center Scientist 301 394-3018
jbrinkley at natice dot noaa dot gov
M Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 No USA
20 Peter Legnos, US National Ice Center Buoy Tech 860 446-8058
plegnos at lblcorp dot com
M Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 No USA
21 William Walter, US National Ice Center Science Tech 301 394-3027
wwalter at natice dot noaa dot gov
M Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 No USA
22 Pablo Clemente-Colon, US National Ice Center Scientist 301-394-3100 x3105
pablo dot clemente-colon at natice dot noaa dot gov
M Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 No USA
23 Walt Lincoln, US National Ice Center Buoy Tech 860 536-6920
lincolnmaritime at sbcglobal dot net
Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 No USA
24 Dale Chayes, LDEO Resident GURU 845 365-8434
dale at ldeo dot columbia dot edu
M Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 No USA
25 Steve Roberts, UCAR/LDEO Computer Engineer
sroberts at ucar dot edu
M Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 No USA
26 Stephen Howard, ARMADA Teacher 206 534-1065
howards at edmonds dot wednet dot edu
M Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 No USA
27 Alex Andronikov, Univ of Mich Dredge Scientist (734) 764-1435
mukasa at umich dot edu
M Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 No USA
28 David Skillicorn, NOAA Videographer 301 713-3066
david dot sklliicorn at noaa dot gov
M Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 No USA
29 John Hall, CCOM Scientist
kh1 at 012 dot net dot il
M Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 No USA
30 Marty Reedy, US Fish and Wildlife Bird Observer 907-786-3444
mtreedy at verizon dot net
M Aug 14 2008 Sept 5 2008 No USA
27. Dietary Requirements

Indicate the number of personnel with the following dietary requirements:
Vegetarian 0
Vegan 0
No Red Meat 0
Low Fat 0
Other comments:

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Equipment Needed
28. Please check (X) by equipment needed. If you have questions, or need assistance, please email STARC ( or
Cables Instrument(s) Instrument Wts Max Depth A Frame
[x] .322"conducting cable (9k meters) CTD No response No response [ ]AFT   [x]STBD
[ ] 3/8" steel cable (8k meters) [ ]AFT [ ]STBD
[ ] .680 coax conducting cable (9k meters) [ ]AFT [ ]STBD
[x] 9/16" steel cable (14k meters) DREDGE No response No response [ ]AFT   [ ]STBD
[ ] Spare .322 conducting cable (12k meters on spare drum) [ ]AFT [ ]STBD
Will you be bringing your own winch and wire? No
Describe use, size, and weight & power requirements below:

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29. Crane requirements:
  Anticipated use
[x] Port Side Fantail Crane (Safe Working Load: 5 tons) recovery and deployment of buoys
[x] Starboard Side Fantail Crane (Safe Working Load: 15 tons) recovery and deployment of buoys
[x] 04 Deck Cranes (Safe Working Load: 15 tons) recovery and deployment of buoys
[ ] Forecastle Crane (Safe Working Load: 3 tons)
Describe other lifting requirements here: (cranes have limited reach please consult the crane descriptions) No response
30. Deckspace Requirements
[ ] Vans [ ] Incubators [ ] Storage
Water Req
Seawater Req
Power Req
Describe all other Deckspace requirements here: No response

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31. Science Equipment and Lab Configuration
[x] SeaBird 911 + CTD Use: Occasional
Depth - Min(m): No response Max(m): 4000 Approximate Number of casts planned:    No response
[ ] Redundant Temperature Sensors [x] Redundant Conductivity Sensors
[ ] O2 Sensor, SBE43 [ ] Wet Labs Transmissometer, CST-DR
[ ] Fluorometer [ ] Altimeter
[ ] 24-place rosette with 12 Liter external spring Niskin bottles [ ] 12-place rosette with 30 Liter internal spring Niskin bottles
[ ] Biospherical QSP2300 PAR sensor O-Ring
[ ] Silicone [ ] Nitrile Buna-N
32. Expendable Oceanographic Probes (User supplied)
[x] Hand launcher
Number of Launches:   60
What probes will you be launching? (checked below)
[x] XCTD [x] XBT [x] Other: XSV
33. Science Seawater
[ ] AutoSal Salinometer
Use: No response
[x] Seabird 45 Thermosalinograph
Use: Continuous Use
[ ] Fluorometer
Use: No response
[ ] Seabird SBE43 oxygen sensor
Use: No response
[ ] PCO2 System
Use: No response
[ ] Flow meter
Use: No response
34. Incubator Seawater (HEALY does not have Ambient temp seawater at flow rates > 5gpm)
[ ] Incubator ambient temperature seawater Flow rate (liters/minute):
Please indicate other seawater requirements: No response
35. Acoustics
[x] Kongsberg EM122 1°x2° Bottom Mapping Echosounder
Use: Dedicated
[x] RDI OS150 ADCP
Use: Dedicated
Use: Dedicated
[x] Knudsen 3260 CHIRP Echosounder
Use: Dedicated
[x] Benthos pingers
Use: Occasional
Please indicate other comments regarding acoustics: No response

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Science Equipment and Lab Configuration (continued)
36. Lab Equipment
[ ] DI Water (18 Mega Ohm)
liters/day required:
[ ] -80 °C freezers (2 @ 12 cu ft each)
Use: No response
[ ] Fume Hood (3 available)
Use: No response
[ ] Climate Control Chambers 10x9x6' (2)
Use: No response
[ ] Walk in Freezer/Reefer two @ 13x8x6'
Use: No response
[ ] Any Power Sensitive Equipment that you are concerned about
Please provide description: No response
37. Geophysical
[ ] Bell BGM-3 underway marine gravimeter
38. Meteorological
[ ] RM Young 85004 Ultrasonic Wind Sensors [ ] Eppley infrared Radiometer Model PIR
[ ] Eppley Spectral Pyranometer Model PSP [ ] Terascan Weather Satellite System
[ ] Biospherical QSR-2200 PAR sensor [ ] RM Young Air Temperature
[ ] RM Young Barometric Pressure [ ] RM Young Humidity Sensor
39. Communications
[x] Email (Bytes/Day)
To Ship: No response From Ship: No response
[x] Iridium Phone
Mins per day: No response
[x] Data/FTP (Bytes/Day)
To Ship: No response From Ship: No response
[x] INMARSAT Phone (Mins per day): No response
[x] High latitude satellite connectivity >73 N (Bytes/Day)
From the ship: No response
Explain other communications concerns and requirements:
No response
40. Coring
[ ] Jumbo Piston Coring
Use: No response
[x] Gravity Core
Use: Occasional
Number of cores:
Number of cores: No response
Minimum depth:
Maximum depth:
Minimum depth: No response
Maximum depth: No response
Maximum core length:
[ ] Multicore
[ ] User provided coring equipment
Please provide description: No response