A standard oceanographic watch will be utilized which consists of a
winch operator, a scientific staff of three and a Survey Tech on deck.
Operations will be conducted 24 hours a day. All other operations will
be conducted in accordance with the Standard Operating Instructions.
2.1. SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES:
A schematic overview of the cruise and the plan for coordination with
the Wecoma are shown in Appendix 1.
Phase 1. The ship will proceed from Dutch Harbor and do a short ichthyoplankton
survey of the region between Unimak Pass and the Shumagin Islands, consisting
of about 30 stations (see Appendices 8 and 9: newly added to this version
of cruise plan). Scientists Brown, Britt, Busby and Cartwright will be
on this portion of the cruise, with scientist Brown acting as field party
chief. The ship will then proceed to pickup the remaining scientific party
and the Munson in Women's Bay at the USCG station, Kodiak Island on May
24. Line 8 will be sampled en route to the next sampling area. Line 8 sampling
will include 20 and 60 cm bongos, and CTDs with water samples for microzooplankton,
chlorophyll and nutrients. Line 8 station positions are shown in Appendix
3. If time is available before phase 2, ichthyoplankton in Uyak Bay will
be sampled using the Freeman and the Munson deployed from the Freeman.
Sampling locations are shown in Appendix 2
Phase 2. A pre-survey of the Shelikof Sea Valley will be conducted between
the Semidi Islands and Kodiak on May 26-27 prior to the arrival of the
Wecoma in the main grid region. The standard sampling gear will be the
60cm bongo with 505um mesh netting. The survey will proceed from the area
of the Semidi Islands towards the northeast. It is anticipated that this
portion of the survey will take 2 d . A map of the pre-survey stations
is shown in Appendix 4. Station positions are shown in Appendix 5, in bold
Phase 3. After the pre-survey is conducted, the Freeman will coordinate
sampling with the Wecoma, which is scheduled to arrive in the area of the
Shelikof Sea Valley about May 28. The Wecoma will occupy a standard grid
of stations and conduct rough counts of larval pollock abundance. At stations
with high larval abundance, the Freeman will conduct "adaptive sampling",
which is a small-scale grid of stations clustered around the station of
high abundance. Sampling will continue on the grid in an "upstream"
direction until a cut-off level is attained. That cut-off level of larval
pollock abundance will be determined from the pre-survey in Phase 2. All
sampling will be conducted with bongo gear. An example of the adaptive
sampling plan is shown in Appendix 6.
Phase 4. Bongo stations will be established in the nearshore coastal
region between Cape Kubugakli and Chignik Bay, or in Uyak Bay. Sampling
will be conducted from a small vessel deployed from the Freeman. It is
anticipated that this sampling will take 2 days. Station positions for
the nearshore sampling are shown in Appendix 7.
Phase 5. As time allows, sampling of the vertical distribution of pollock
larvae will be conducted using the Mocness sampling gear. Sampling of pollock
larvae will be from 150 m to the surface. In the event of a storm, a break
in any of the prior Phases may be called for by the Chief Scientist in
order to opportunistically monitor before and after storm conditions. Storm
monitoring will include CTD's (nutrients, chlorophyll and mzp), Mocness
and bongo tows.
Station positions and maps of the grid stations for the ichthyoplankton
survey are found in the Appendix. The most likely stations to be occupied
are noted in the Appendix, however, the stations occupied from the list
and their order of occupation will be established on a day to day basis.
The chief scientist will attempt to notify the bridge of stations to be
occupied 24h in advance. The nearshore ichthyoplankton stations are approximate
locations at this time. More details will be provided at a later date.
2.2 PROCEDURES FOR OPERATIONS:
The following are operations to be conducted on this cruise. The procedures
for these operations are listed in the FOCI Standard Operating Instructions
(SOI). Operations not addressed in the SOI and changes to standard procedures
are addressed below.
CTD/Water samples (SOI 2.2.1)
MARMAP bongo tow (SOI 2.2.2)
Bongo larval condition tow (SOI 2.2.3)
Live zooplankton ring net tow (SOI 2.2.4)
Mocness tows (SOI 2.2.5)
CalCOFI vertical egg tow (SOI 2.2.6)
Chlorophyll samples (SOI 2.2.10)
Satellite tracked drifter buoy (SOI 2.2.11)
EK500 monitoring (SOI 2.2.12)
ADCP (SOI 2.2.13)
Radiometer (SOI 2.2.14)
Ichthyoplankton sampling from the Munson will be conducted in bays and
nearshore regions that are too shallow for the Freeman to sample. The gear
used on the Munson will be the 60cm bongo with 505 mesh. The tow will be
9-15 minutes, stepped obliquely in layers depending on the bottom depth.
For example if the bottom depth is 20m, the gear will be lowered as usual
to 5m off bottom, towed there at 15 m for 3 minutes, raised to 10 m and
towed for 3 minutes and raised to subsurface (1 m) and towed for 3 minutes.
The boat will be expected to be away from the Freeman for up to 8 h. Depending
on conditions, and requirements 1-2 crew members and 1-2 scientists will
3.0. FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT
The following systems and their associated support services are essential
to the cruise. Sufficient consumables, 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
3.1 Equipment and Capabilities to be Provided by the Ship
Oceanographic winch with slip rings and 3-conductor cable terminated
Wire-angle indicator and readout for oceanographic winch,
Oceanographic winch for bongo net (and other nets when used) with slip
rings and 3-conductor cable terminated for the SeaCat,
Sea-Bird 911 plus CTD system to be used with PMEL stand (primary system)
(The underwater CTD unit should have mounts compatible with the PMEL CTD
Sea-Bird 911 plus CTD system with stand (back up system),
(Each CTD system should include underwater CTD, weights, and pinger
and there should be one deck unit and tape recorder for the two systems),
10-liter sampling bottles for use with rosette (10 plus 4 spares),
For CTD field corrections: IAPSO water and AUTOSAL salinometer,
Sea-Bird SBE-19 Seacat system (backup system),
Meter block for plankton tows,
Wire speed indicators and readout for quarterdeck, Rowe and Marco winches,
For meteorological observations: 2 anemometers (one R. M. Young system
interfaced to the SCS), calibrated air thermometer (wet-and dry-bulb) and
a calibrated barometer and/or barograph,
Freezer space for storage of biological and chemical samples (blast
and storage freezers),
Simrad EQ-50 echo sounder ,
JRC JFV-200R color sounder recorder,
RDI ADCP with write connects to SCS and PC-compatible data acquisition
computer with Iomega Zip drives,
Radar tracked drifter buoy,
Use of Pentium PC in DataPlot for data analysis,
SCS (Shipboard Computer System),
Electrical connection between Rowe winch and DataPlot,
Stern platform in place
Laboratory space with exhaust hood, sink, lab tables and storage space,
Sea-water hoses and nozzles to wash nets (quarterdeck and aft deck),
Adequate deck lighting for night-time operations,
Navigational equipment including GPS and radar ,
Safety harnesses for working on quarter deck and fantail,
VHS cassette CTD tape backup system
Munson as vessel for nearshore sampling. Needed on board are a winch
for doing stepped horizontal plankton tows, a wireout display, depth sounder,
GPS location device, radio for voice communication with Freeman, deck hose
and pump for washing nets, sufficient deck space to wash and preserve sample.
3.2 Equipment to be Provided by the Project
Sea-Bird SBE-19 Seacat system (primary system),
PMEL PC with SEASOFT software for CTD data collection and processing,
Fluorometer, light meter, and chlorophyll absorbance meter (ChlAM) to
be mounted on CTD,
CTD stand modified for attachment of fluorometer,
Conductivity and temperature sensor package to provide dual sensors
on the primary CTD,
CTD rosette sampler,
60-cm bongo sampling arrays,
20 cm bongo arrays,
Spare wire angle indicator,
Mocness trawl, complete sampling array,
CalVET net array,
Holy sock drogue for ship's radar tracked drifter buoy,
Miscellaneous scientific sampling and processing equipment ,
Scientific ultra-cold freezer.
Discrete Sample Data Base software and forms.
3.3. Ship's Computer System (SCS)
The ship's Scientific Computer System (SCS) shall operate throughout
the cruise, acquiring and logging data from navigation, meteorological,
oceanographic, and fisheries sensors. See FOCI Standard Operating Instructions
for specific requirements. Contact CST Wm. Floering for further information.
4.0 DATA AND REPORTS
Data disposition, responsibilities and data requirements are listed
in the FOCI Standard Operating Instructions.
5.0 ADDITIONAL INVESTIGATIONS AND PROJECTS
5.3 Piggyback projects:
None at this time.
6.5. Hazardous Materials:
The Chief Scientist shall be responsible for complying with NC Instruction
6280A, Hazardous Waste; policy, guidance, and training, dated February
4, 1991, paragraph 7.g and paragraph 9. By federal law, the ship may not
sail without a complete inventory of MSDS, and appropriate neutralizing
agents, buffers, and/or absorbents in amounts adequate to address spills
of a size equal to the amount aboard.
The following hazardous materials will be provided and controlled by
the scientists with the Chief Scientist assuming responsibility for the
safe handling of such substances:
7.4 Important phone numbers, fax numbers and e-mail addresses:
PMEL/CARD Fax: (206) 526-6485
PMEL/ADMIN Fax: (206) 526-6815
AFSC/RACE Fax: (206) 526-6723
MILLER FREEMAN COMSAT (government account numbers): These are much cheaper
than Inmarsat direct numbers and should always be used first.
800-678-0872, after voice prompt dial 330-394-113, after tone dial customer
(Voice) 800-678-0872, after voice prompt dial 330-394-114, after tone dial
customer ID# (Fax)
PI's should establish their ID#'s with their program.
MILLER FREEMAN INMARSAT B VOICE: 011-872-330-394-113
MILLER FREEMAN INMARSAT B FAX: 011-872-330-394-114
MILLER FREEMAN INMARSAT M VOICE 011-872-761-267-346 or 347
DUTCH HARBOR ROAMER: 907-391-7626 (tone) 206-660-7167
KODIAK ROAMER: 907-528-7626 (tone) 206-660-7167
Members of the scientific party may request a direct e-mail account
and should consult with the Chief Scientist for approval.
1. Schematic overview of the cruise and coordination with Wecoma.
2. Sampling locations in Uyak Bay.
3. Line 8 station positions.
4. Map of pre-survey phase.
5. Potential station positions during MF99-08.
Pre-survey stations shown in bold type.
6. Schematic figure of adaptive sampling plan.
7. Sampling locations in nearshore survey phase.
8. Sampling locations of southeastern grid stations
in Phase 1.
9. Map of southeastern grid stations. Stations to be sampled are marked
with larger circles.