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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: University of New Hampshire
5. Funding Agency: NOAA or USGS
6. Grant Number: Not Available
7. Full Address: Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center University of New Hampshire 24 Colovos Rd Durham NH 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: 15 June 2009
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:
3 cases XBT's
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 (same as last year from USGS) - shipped to Seattle
1 large dredge from GSC - shipped to Seattle
Navy meterological equipment including:nites case, cables, GPS Antenna,UHF
Antenna, RS-80 Sondes (100), Balloons (100), Helium bottles,
Navy Seaglider 2 Shipping cases and plywood and mesh launch/recovery cradle
Empty sample boxes cargo list attached.
Additional File(s) Uploaded for Cargo List: 1
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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:
General working area is between 70N and 83N, 120W and 165E (see figure below0

Primary science objective of the cruise is support seismic operations on the
Louis St. Laurent and to collect morphologic data in support of determining the
extended continental shelf of the United States.
Multibeam sonar and Chirp subbottom data are critical datasets. The cruise
dates are determined to coincide with dates for the Louis S. St-Laurent ECS
cruise. This will be a two-icebreaker cruise to continue the data collection
that was started in 2008. Depending on ice conditions, some of the cruise may
have Healy working in one-ship mode in a different area. There is also a chance
that Healy will be used to collect dredge samples in support of ECS studies.
While ice conditions will ultimately control where the vessels are, the primary
working areas and line are presented in the attached figure. NOTE -- LSL will
not be collecting seismic data in the US EEZ.

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.
The Navy will carry out a METOC observation program which may include weather
balloon launches, seaglider launch and recovery and XBT launches.

Finally, we may be asked to recover a 1000 m long Chinese current meter
mooring. State Dept is still thinking about this.
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:HEALY09.jpg
15b. Upload additional files as needed:
Additional File(s) Uploaded for Operational Plan: 0
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15c. Operational Plan Description
The primary mission of the HEALY on HLY0905 will be to break ice for the LSL
when the LSL is collecting seismic data. While breaking ice the HEALY will
collect multibeam sonar data and high-resolution (Knudsen) subbottom profiler
data. The primary track lines are the blue lines on the enclosed image. Should
ice conditions allow the HEALY to leave the LSL the primary target for mapping
will be the region between the Chukchi Cap and the Alpha-Mendeleev Ridge -- a
region bounded by approximaty 80N - 84N and 150W - 179W -- but as usual we will
be following the bottom and cannot predict where it will lead us.

Ancillary programs may include: Ice buoy launch by NIC, HARP buoy recovery and
deployment by SIO, and a Navy METOC program with weather balloons and sea-glider
launch. State Dept is still deciding whether they will request that we recover
a 1000 m long mooring deployed by a chinese vessel last year.

There is an invitation to the UAF UAS team but I have not heard whether they can
come or not.
16. Will the vessel be operating within 200 miles of a foreign country? Yes
16b. If yes, Please list them here: Canada
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: This will be done through BASC (Glenn Sheehan).
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:

We will depart Barrow and head to the site of the HARP buoys about 70 nmi from
Barrow. The HARP buoys are located at:

HARP Site C: 72 47.926 N, 158 23.913 W in 327 meters of water and;
HARP Site B, 72 27.645 N, 157 23.947 W in 234 meters of water.

The HARP site (or the patch test site -- see below) may be the location for
launch of the seaglider.

Upon retrieval of the HARP buoys we will proceed to the edge of the Chukchi Cap
(approximately 175 miles from Barrow) and take a deep CTD to calibrate the
XBT's. We will the proceed with a Seabeam calibration (Patch Test) steaming back
and forth at the base of the Cap and then up and down the slope of the cap. This
should take approximately 12 hours.

Depending on the progress of the LSL we will then either rendevous with the LSL
or proceed up north to a the region between the Chukchi and the Alpha-Mendeleev
to look for the foot of the slope. As usual we cannot predict where we will go
as we will be following the bottom.

Should the State Dept decide that we should recover the Chinese mooring we would
probably do that before heading north (or instead of) as the mooring is located
near the patch test site.

When we have joined up with the LSL we will be collecting multibeam and
subbottom data and breaking ice ahead of them along the tracks outlined in the
enclosed figures. We will require at least two XBT's per day -- the METOC
program may require more.

Ancillary programs (METOC, ice buoy, etc.) will be carried on a non-interference
basis as time permits.

There will most likely be numerous exchanges between LSL and HEALY scientists -
via LSL helo's.



Recovery - Transit to site C (72 47.926 N, 158 23.913 W in 327 meters of
water, 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
B (772 27.645 N, 157 23.947 W in 234 meters of water).

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 in June. 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 slope. If
needed we will break the ice along the track before deploying dredge.


UAS Operations (should permission be granted) will be on a non-interference
basis under the supervision of Greg Walker from the University of Alaska

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: Yes
24 hour science operations (Night Work?): Yes
Personnel Deployed on Ice: No
Hazardous Materials: No
Radioactive Isotopes: No
Stable Isotopes: No
Gasoline to run science equipment:Yes
Explosive Devices:No
Fire Arms:No
Flammable Gases:No
Portable air compressors:No
If yes, please indicate the power requirements: No response
Ancillary Program 1
PI Name Pablo Clemente-Colon
PI Contact>
Names of people sailing on leg 2
Cargo to load - dimensions/weight ??? cant get him to tell me yet
Mob port for shipping/loading Seattle (I hope)
Temporary equipment installations no
equipment description and location Buoys from Nat. Ice Center
Interface/data interface requirements no
Deviations from cruise track? No
Changes in ship speed? Yes
Deployment of any gear over the side? Yes
Deployment of personnel over the side? No
Ancillary Programs 2
PI Name CDR William Sommer
PI Contact>
Names of people sailing on leg 2
Cargo to load - dimensions/weight see cargo list
Mob port for shipping/loading Seattle
Temporary equipment installations no
equipment description and location From NAVO
Interface/data interface requirements no
Deviations from cruise track? Yes
Changes in ship speed? Yes
Deployment of any gear over the side? Yes
Deployment of personnel over the side? Yes
Ancillary Programs 3
PI Name Ethan Roth
PI Contact>
Names of people sailing on leg 1
Cargo to load - dimensions/weight 900 lbs
Mob port for shipping/loading Seattle
Temporary equipment installations no
equipment description and location at buoys deployed, sonobuoys and hydrophones will be brought from SIO
Interface/data interface requirements no
Deviations from cruise track? Yes
Changes in ship speed? Yes
Deployment of any gear over the side? Yes
Deployment of personnel over the side? Yes

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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: No
Number of deployments expected:
Range in miles from the ship:
Payload size and weight:
Gasoline for Equipment:
23. Helicopter Operations
Helicopter Operations: Yes
Passenger Transports: No
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: Needed only 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: Potentially Chinese mooring --
Number of Moorings to deploy: No response
Number of Moorings to recover: 1
Min Depth: 700
Max Depth: 1700 m

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Science & Crew
25. Total Number of People in Your Party: No response
26. Current Crew List Download XLS file (HEALY09CREWLIST_FORSHIP.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 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 No USA
2 Capt. Andy Armstrong, NOAA/CCOM Co-Ch. Scient 603 862-4559
andy dot armstrong at noaa dot gov
M 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 No USA
3 Brian Calder, CCOM UNH Scientist 603 862-0526
brc at ccom dot unh dot edu
M 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 Yes UK
4 Will Fessenden, CCOM IT specialist
will at ccom dot unh dot edu
M 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 No USA
5 Nikki Kuenzel, CCOM/UNH Grad Student
nikki at ccom dot unh dot edu
F 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 No USA
6 Rachel Soraruf, CCOM/NOAA Grad Student
rachel at ccom dot unh dot edu
F 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 No USA
7 Kentaro Kaneda, CCOM Grad Student
kentaro at ccom dot unh dot edu
M 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 Yes Japan
8 Christina Franco de Lacenda, CCOM Grad Student
christina at ccom dot unh dot edu
F 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 Yes Brazil
9 Barbara Moore, State Dept/NOAA Scientist
mooreb at state dot gov
F 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 No USA
10 Jennifer Henderson, NOAA/NGDC Scientist
jennifer dot henderson at noaa dot gov
F 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 No USA
11 Tom Obrien, USGS Scientist
tobrien at usgs dot gov
M 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 No USA
12 Paul Henkart, SIO Scientist
phenkart at ucsd dot edu
M 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 No USA
13 Kelley Brumley, UAF Grad Student 907-474-5385
fskjb20 at uaf dot edu
F 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 No USA
14 Ethan Roth, UCSD Acoustic Eng. (858) 534-4069
ehroth at ucsd dot edu
M 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 No USA
15 Betsy Baker, Vermont Law School Professor of Law (802) 831-1270
bbaker at vermontlaw dot edu
F 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 No USA
16 CDR William Sommer, USN METOC (228) 688-1022
william dot sommer at navy dot mil
M 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 No USA
17 AG1 Richard Lemkuhl, USN METOC (757)444-7750
richard dot lehmkuhl at navy dot mil
M 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 No USA
18 John K. Hall, Geol Survey Isreal Scientist
jkh1 at 012 dot net dot il
M 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 No USA
19 Yoann Ladroit, Univ of Brest Grad Student
yoann dot ladroit at telecom-bretagne dot eu
M 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 Yes France
20 Pablo Clemente-Colon, NIC/NOAA Scientist
pablo dot clemente-colon at natice dot noaa dot gov
M 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 No USA
21 Lt. Kyle Obrock, NIC/USN Scientist
kobrock at natice dot noaa dot gov
M 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 No USA
22 Dale Chayes, LDEO Snr Guru
dale at ldeo dot columbia dot edu
M 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 No USA
23 Steve Roberts, LDEO/UAR DB Guru
sroberts at ucar dot edu
M 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 No USA
24 Christine Hedge, NOAA Teacher
cloyce_hedge_392 at comcast dot net
F 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 No USA
25 Jonathan Pazol, URI/ARMADA teacher Teacher
jpazol at leyden212 dot org
M 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 No USA
26 Erin Clarke, CIS Ice observer
Erin dot clark at ec dot gc dot ca
F 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 Yes Canada
27 Alex Andronikov, U Mich Scientist
andron at umich dot edu
M 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 no USA
28 Community Observer, BASC Comm Obs
M 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 no USA
29 NIC, NIC/NOAA Scientist
M 2009-08-07 2009-09-16 no USA
30 MMO, NOAA Contractor MMO
27. Dietary Requirements

Indicate the number of personnel with the following dietary requirements:
Vegetarian 2
Vegan 0
No Red Meat 0
Low Fat 0
Other comments: Still many unknowns -- UAS team? Chinese Team?

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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 4000 [ ]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 7000 lbs 4000 [x]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: Ethan Roth has requested permission to use WHOI mooring winch -- also if we are required to recover the Chinese mooring I would assume that we would want to use the WHOI mooring winch.

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29. Crane requirements:
  Anticipated use
[x] Port Side Fantail Crane (Safe Working Load: 5 tons) buoy launch and recover
[x] Starboard Side Fantail Crane (Safe Working Load: 15 tons) mooring launch and recovery
[x] 04 Deck Cranes (Safe Working Load: 15 tons) moving equipment
[ ] 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): 4000m Approximate Number of casts planned:    4
[ ] Redundant Temperature Sensors [ ] Redundant Conductivity Sensors
[ ] O2 Sensor, SBE43 [ ] Wet Labs Transmissometer, CST-DR
[ ] Fluorometer [x] 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:   80
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: Occasional
[ ] 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: Occasional
Use: Occasional
[x] Knudsen 3260 CHIRP Echosounder
Use: Dedicated
[x] Benthos pingers
Use: Occasional
Please indicate other comments regarding acoustics: Multibeam and subbottom are main objectives. May use pinger on dredge. METOC program may want ADCP data.

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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
[x] RM Young 85004 Ultrasonic Wind Sensors [x] Eppley infrared Radiometer Model PIR
[x] Eppley Spectral Pyranometer Model PSP [x] 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:
Will revise as we know more. Wireless communications are also desired for data exchange and audio conference with Louis. S. St-Laurent.
40. Coring
[ ] Jumbo Piston Coring
Use: No response
[ ] Gravity Core
Use: No response
Number of cores:
Number of cores:
Minimum depth:
Maximum depth:
Minimum depth:
Maximum depth:
Maximum core length:
[ ] Multicore
[x] User provided coring equipment
Please provide description: Dredges