Date: 22 December
FINAL CRUISE INSTRUCTIONS
NOAA Ship MILLER FREEMAN
Cruise No: MF00-01
FOCI No: 01MF00
These instructions, with
FOCI Standard Operating Instructions for NOAA Ship
MILLER FREEMAN, 2000, present complete information
for this cruise.
30 January 2000: depart
Dutch Harbor, Alaska
09 February 2000: arrive Dutch
NOAA - Alaska Fisheries
Science Center (AFSC)
NOAA - Pacific Marine Environmental
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
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. 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. Mooring deployments and recoveries
2. Biological and physical oceanographic
sampling at site 2, site 3, site 4, and transect lines
3. Deploy three Argos drifters
1.1. Chief Scientist:
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 project instructions.
1.2 Participating Scientists
1.3 NOAA Pacific Marine Center Operations Contact:
1.4 Program Contacts:
1801 Fairview Ave. East
Seattle, WA 98102-3767
(206) 553 - 4764
|Dr. Phyllis Stabeno
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
|Dr. Art Kendall
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
A standard oceanographic watch will be utilized which consists
of a winch operator, a scientific staff of two and a Survey Tech. Operations
will be conducted 24 hours per day.
2.1. SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES:
The order of operations is highly dependent on ice/weather
conditions at the time of the cruise. If weather and ice conditions are
favorable, the following plan will be implemented.
2.2 PROCEDURES FOR OPERATIONS:
Depart Dutch Harbor for site 2. There will be recovery of two
moorings (F-99BS-2C and F-99BSST-2F) and deployment of three moorings (F-00BS-2A,
F-00BS-2B, and F-00BSST-2S). In conjunction with the mooring operations,
a grid of five stations at and surrounding the mooring will be sampled.
CTD casts (nutrients and chlorophylls) and bongo tows will be conducted
at each of the five grid stations. Triplicate CalVET tows will be
completed at the center station only.
We will then head northwest along the 70-m isobath. Of the four CTD
stations between sites 2 and 4, the second (57.42N, 165.87W) and fourth
(57.63N, 167.62W) stations will also have chlorophylls, nutrients, a single
CalVET, and a bongo tow. At site 4, a grid of five stations at and surrounding
site 4 will be sampled. CTD casts (nutrients and chlorophylls) and bongos
will be conducted at each of the five grid stations. Triplicate CalVET
tows will be completed at the center station only.
Next, four CTD casts (nutrients) between sites 2 and 3 will be completed.
At site 3, there will be recovery of one mooring (F-99BSST-3F) and deployment
of one mooring
(F-00BSST-3S). In conjunction with the mooring operations, a grid of
five stations at and surrounding the mooring will be sampled. CTD casts
(nutrients and chlorophylls) and bongo tows will be conducted at each of
the five grid stations. Triplicate CalVET tows will be completed at the
center station only.
Proceed to the station west of site 3 and begin L-shaped line of seventeen
CTD stations. Chlorophylls and nutrient sampling, as well as bongo tows,
will be completed at the 200-m, 500-m, and 1000 m stations.
Next, proceed to the CTD lines south of Amukta Pass - complete the seventeen
If any time remains, we will complete the seventeen stations in a square
shape near Unimak Pass. Lines A and D at Unimak Pass will include chlorophylls,
nutrients, and bongo tows.
Chlorophyll depths are surface, 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 m. Nutrient sample
depths ? as possible ? are surface, 10, 20, 30, 50, 75, 100, 150, 200,
250, 300 and near bottom).
Daily live tows will be collected ? multiple casts may be required.
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.
3.0. FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT
CTD/Water samples (SOI 2.2.1)
MARMAP bongo tow (SOI 2.2.2)
Live zooplankton ring net tow (SOI 2.2.4)
Chlorophyll samples (SOI 2.2.10)
Satellite-tracked drifter buoy (SOI 2.2.11)
ADCP (SOI 2.2.13)
Radiometer (SOI 2.2.14)
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 package.
3.1 Equipment and Capabilities to be provided by the Ship
Oceanographic winch with slip rings and 3-conductor cable terminated
3.2 Equipment to be provided by the Project
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
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 VCR 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 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 written to SCS and Iomega Zip drives,
Use of Pentium PC in DataPlot for data analysis,
SCS (Shipboard Computer System),
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 quarterdeck and fantail.
Sea-Bird SBE-19 Seacat system (primary system),
3.3. Ship's Computer System (SCS)
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,
CalVET net array,
Argos tracked drifter buoy,
Miscellaneous scientific sampling and processing equipment,
Scientific ultra-cold freezer.
Discrete Sample Data Base software and forms.
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.
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 6280B, Hazardous Waste; policy, guidance, and training,
dated May 8, 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
800-678-0872, after voice prompt dial 761-267-348, after tone dial customer
Inmarsat (direct numbers)
011-872-330 394 113 (Voice)
011-872-330 394 114 (Fax)
011-872-330 394 116 (Telex)
011-872-761 267 346 (Voice - PBX)
011-872-761 267 347 (Voice)
011-872-761 267 348 (Fax)
KODIAK ROAMER: 907-528-7626
DUTCH HARBOR ROAMER: 907-391-7626
(First dial the roamer, wait for dial tone, then dial cellular number)