June 22, 1998
DRAFT CRUISE INSTRUCTIONS
CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Cruise No: LA-98-00
Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska
Dates are approximate
July 10,1998: Kodiak, Alaska
July 15, 1998: Nome, Alaska
NOAA - Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
Fisheries-Oceanography Coordinated Investigations
(FOCI) is an effort by NOAA and associated academic scientists. At present,
FOCI consists of a Shelikof Strait (western Gulf of Alaska) walleye pollock
project, and a NOAA Coastal Ocean Program project: Southeast Bering Sea
Carrying Capacity. FOCI also supports associated
projects, such as the Arctic Research Initiative, U.S. GLOBEC, and NSF
Inner Front Study, that address scientific issues related to FOCI's. FOCI's
goal is to understand the effects of abiotic and biotic variability on
ecosystems of the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea in order to discern
the physical and biological processes that determine recruitment variability
of commercially valuable finfish and shellfish stocks in Alaskan waters.
1. Deploy mooring F-BSM98-2A
1.1.Chief Scientist :
Bon VanHardenberg M IOS
The Chief Scientist has the authority to revise
or alter the technical portion of the instructions as work progresses provided
that, after consultation with the Commanding Officer, it is ascertained
that the proposed changes will not: (1) jeopardize the safety of personnel
or the ship; (2) exceed the overall time allotted for the project; (3)
result in undue additional expenses; (4) alter the general intent of these
1.2 Participating Scientists
William Parker M PMEL
Carol DeWitt F PMEL
TBN M PMEL
1.3 NOAA /PMEL Operations Contact:
LCDR Michele Bullock
7600 Sandpoint Way
Seattle, WA 98115
1.4 Program Contacts:
Dr. Phyllis Stabeno
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
2.1. SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES:
The PMEL operations during the Laurier cruise
will consist of one mooring deployment and a CTD mooring calibration cast.
Mooring Operations: (see Appendices)
Site #2- Deploy one surface mooring (56·
52.5' N/ 164·03.0' W )
2.2 PROCEDURES FOR OPERATIONS:
The following are operations to be conducted on
Mooring calibration CTDs will be completed after
the mooring deployment.
Details and times of these operations are specified
in the Appendices.
Mooring equipment and associated hardware will
be loaded aboard the Laurier in Kodiak on or about July 10 1998. The PMEL
mooring operations will begin in the Bering Sea at FOCI mooring Site #2
with the deployment of surface mooring F-BSM-98-2A in 72 meters of water.
The PMEL work will be completed with a CTD cast for mooring calibration.
Mooring diagrams will be provided to ship by chief
scientist before cruise .
3.0. FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT
The following systems and their associated support
services are essential to the cruise. Sufficient consumable, back-up units,
and on-site spares and technical support must be in place to assure that
operational interruptions are minimal. All measurement instruments are
expected to have current calibrations, and all pertinent calibration information
shall be included in the data package.
3.1 Equipment and Capabilities to be Provided by
Capstan or winch system for recovery of moorings,
Oceanographic winch for CTD casts,
EK-500 or suitable water depth indication to 1500
Wire speed indicators and readout for quarterdeck,
Laboratory space, sink, lab tables and storage
Adequate deck lighting for night-time operations,
Navigational equipment including GPS and radar
Safety harnesses for working on quarter deck and
3.2 Equipment to be Provided by the Project
Sea-Bird SBE-19 Seacat system .
PMEL PC with SEASOFT software for CTD data collection
Miscellaneous scientific sampling and processing
Discrete Sample Data Base software and forms.
4.1. Hazardous Materials:
1. Lithium Battery Pack (MSDS included ). To be
loaded in Kodiak in ACM Current Meter and deployed at mooring site.
5.1 Important phone numbers, fax numbers and e-mail addresses:
PMEL/CARD Fax: (206) 526-6485
PMEL/ADMIN Fax: (206) 526-6815
1. CTD and mooring locations
2. CTD and mooring plot
3. MSDS (Lithium Battery )