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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: Craig M. Lee
4. Affiliation: Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washingt
5. Funding Agency: Office of Naval Research
6. Grant Number: N00014-16-1-2377
7. Full Address: Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington 1013 NE 40th St. Seattle, WA 98105-6698
8. Phone Number: +1-206-685-7656
9. Email Address: craig at apl dot washington dot edu
10. Fax Number: +1-206-543-6785
Equipment Onload
11. Date and Time to Start Loading: TBD based on Healy schedule
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:
Will provide detailed list, but will include at least two 20' containers, anchors and floatation for ~10 deep (4000 m) moorings. and assorted other science gear.
Additional File(s) Uploaded for Cargo List: 0
Filename File Size

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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:
The Stratified Ocean Dynamics of the Arctic (SODA) program focuses on understanding how the upper Beaufort Sea responds to changes in inflow and surface forcing. The experiment will use a combination of a summertime process study (conducted from R/V Sikuliaq) and year-round measurements collected by bottom-anchored moorings and autonomous platforms (ice-based instruments, floats and underwater gliders) serviced by Healy. Healy operations will focus on the central Beaufort Sea, in the region roughly between 155 W and 130 W and 72 N and 80 N. Healy will deploy 3 heavily instrumented science moorings and 6-10 acoustic navigation moorings, recover 2-6 gliders and deploy 2-6 gliders, and deploy 3 ice-based observatories. Deployment of ice-based instruments will require personnel to work directly on the ice. We will provide detailed operations plans in a separate document. Healy may also deploy profiling floats and bottom mounted Pressure Inverted Echo Sounders (planning discussions are currently ongoing). Given recent ice conditions, we may need to range far to the north to find ice suitable for supporting these systems. and one or more of the systems may be deployed into open water.
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:SODA_SciencePlan_compact.pdf
15b. Upload additional files as needed:
Additional File(s) Uploaded for Operational Plan: 1
Filename File Size
SODA_Sampling_v6.png 643618 bytes
15c. Operational Plan Description
Planning in progress. I've uploaded a schematic of the various science assets as an early reference point, and will update this with a more detailed description and chart as we refine plans.

In the diagram, the Healy operations are:
Science and Navigation moorings (solid orange and red outline stars) would be deployed by Healy.
'AOFB+ITP-V+IAD' marks notional deployment locations for ice-based observatories
Gliders would be deployed at Science Mooring sites
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: North Slope Borough City of Barrow Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission Alaska Waterways Safety 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:

Operations plan being developed- will provide a draft when available.
Upload additional files for the Description of Operations as needed:
Additional File(s) Uploaded for Description of Operation: 0
Filename File Size
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: 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:No
If yes, please indicate the power requirements: No response

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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: 6-10
Purpose: We may want deploy and/or recover gliders and floats using small boat operations.
Range in miles from the ship: < 1nm
Payload size and weight: ~60 kg per glider
Gasoline for Equipment: No response
23. Helicopter Operations
Helicopter Operations: No
Passenger Transports:
Cargo Transports:
Payload size and weight:
Maximum hours/flight:
Average hours/day:
Number of flights:
Total flight hours:
Installation of sensors on Helicopter:
Describe flight operations:
Range in miles from the ship:
Average track miles for each sortie:
24. Deployment or Recovery of Moorings
Deployment or Recovery of Moorings: Yes
Provide the Lat/Long/Depth of each mooring and a description: (3) science moorings plus (6-10) acoustic navigation moorings.
Working on Mooring Worksheet. Will upload draft when complete.
Number of Moorings to deploy: 9-13
Number of Moorings to recover: No response
Min Depth: No response
Max Depth: 4000 m

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Science & Crew
25. Total Number of People in Your Party: No response
26. Current Crew List
Name Institution Position Phone/Email Sex Date On Date Off Foreign Nat. Nationality
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 & Rosette (ship supplied) No response 4000 m [ ]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) emergency dragging for moorings that fail to relea No response No response [x]AFT   [ ]STBD
[ ] Spare .322 conducting cable (12k meters on spare drum) [ ]AFT [ ]STBD
Will you be bringing your own winch and wire? Yes
Describe use, size, and weight & power requirements below: Will need a TSE mooring winch for deployments. We plan to secure this from the UNOLS winch pool.

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29. Crane requirements:
  Anticipated use
[x] Port Side Fantail Crane (Safe Working Load: 5 tons) No response
[x] Starboard Side Fantail Crane (Safe Working Load: 15 tons) No response
[x] 04 Deck Cranes (Safe Working Load: 15 tons) No response
[ ] Forecastle Crane (Safe Working Load: 3 tons)
Describe other lifting requirements here: (cranes have limited reach please consult the crane descriptions) Cranes would be used for shifting mooring gear (especially anchors and floatation) on the work deck during deployments and between storage locations and the work deck in preparation for deployments. Cranes would also be used to move ice-based instruments- both to shift locations aboard Healy and for putting gear onto the sea ice from Healy. Cranes might also be used to reposition and deploy floats, gliders and other instruments.
30. Deckspace Requirements
[x] Vans [ ] Incubators [x] Storage
Type/Size No response 20'
Location No response accessible from work deck
Water Req No response
Seawater ReqNo response
Power Req No response
Describe all other Deckspace requirements here: Will require apace for anchor stacks and floatation (syntactic floats, 3 large Stablemoor floats, steel spheres and glass) for 9-13 moorings, plus ice-tethered profiler floats. Will need TSE winch sited for mooring operations through the aft A-frame, and the fantail set for mooring operations.

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31. Science Equipment and Lab Configuration
[x] SeaBird 911 + CTD Use: Occasional
Depth - Min(m): 50 m Max(m): 5000m Approximate Number of casts planned:    50
[x] Redundant Temperature Sensors [x] Redundant Conductivity Sensors
[x] O2 Sensor, SBE43 [x] Wet Labs Transmissometer, CST-DR
[x] Fluorometer [ ] Altimeter
[x] 24-place rosette with 12 Liter external spring Niskin bottles [ ] 12-place rosette with 30 Liter internal spring Niskin bottles
[x] Biospherical QSP2300 PAR sensor O-Ring
[x] Silicone [ ] Nitrile Buna-N
32. Expendable Oceanographic Probes (User supplied)
[ ] Hand launcher
Number of Launches:   No response
What probes will you be launching? (checked below)
[ ] XCTD [ ] XBT [ ] Other:
33. Science Seawater
[x] AutoSal Salinometer
Use: Occasional
[x] Seabird 45 Thermosalinograph
Use: Occasional
[x] Fluorometer
Use: Occasional
[x] Seabird SBE43 oxygen sensor
Use: Occasional
[ ] 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: Occasional
[x] RDI OS150 ADCP
Use: Dedicated
Use: Dedicated
[x] Knudsen 3260 CHIRP Echosounder
Use: Occasional
[x] Benthos pingers
Use: Occasional
Please indicate other comments regarding acoustics: Will want to run ADCPs continuously. EM122 wil be used provided that it does not interfere with ADCPs EM122 and Knudsen will be needed for siting moorings. Does Healy have hull-mounted transducers that we could use with standard EGG & Benthos deck boxes?

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Science Equipment and Lab Configuration (continued)
36. Lab Equipment
[x] DI Water (18 Mega Ohm)
liters/day required: 10
[ ] -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
[x] Biospherical QSR-2200 PAR sensor [x] RM Young Air Temperature
[x] RM Young Barometric Pressure [x] RM Young Humidity Sensor
39. Communications
[x] Email (Bytes/Day)
To Ship: please see comments below.   From Ship: No response
[x] Iridium Phone
Mins per day: please see comments below.  
[x] Data/FTP (Bytes/Day)
To Ship: please see comments below.   From Ship: No response
[ ] INMARSAT Phone (Mins per day):   
[x] High latitude satellite connectivity >73 N (Bytes/Day)
From the ship: please see comments below.  
Explain other communications concerns and requirements:
We anticipate ~400-800 MB per day of network traffic, skewed toward pulling data to the ship. Critical uses include coordination with other program assets (Sikuliaq, shore-base scientists), download of remote sensing imagery, model results and forecasts (weather, waves, ...) and piloting of autonomous gliders (normally done by shore-based pilots, but key personnel will be on Healy, so we may need to make some decisions from the ship. We typically bring our own Iridium phones, complete with external antenna and a long cable to go from the upper decks into the lab. Will have to assess whether it is practical to do this on Healy. Usage is highly variable.
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
[ ] User provided coring equipment
Please provide description: