FINAL Cruise Instructions
NOAA Ship MILLER FREEMAN, Cruise MF-02-11
September 25 – October 9, 2002
Chief Scientist Leg 1 – William J. Floering, R/PMEL
Chief Scientist Leg 2 – Nancy B. Kachel, R/PMEL
1.0 FINAL CRUISE INSTRUCTIONS
1.1 Cruise Title – Fisheries-Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (FOCI).
1.2 Cruise Number
1.2.1 Cruise Number – MF-02-11
1.2.2 FOCI Number – 5MF02
1.3 Cruise Dates:
1.3.1 Departure – Depart Kodiak, Alaska, at 0900 on Wednesday, September 25, 2002.
1.3.2 Touch-and-Go – Seward, Alaska, on or about October 1, 2002; however, in all likelihood, this date may actually be later.
1.3.3 Arrival – Arrive Kodiak, Alaska, at 0900 on Wednesday, October 9, 2002.
2.0 CRUISE OVERVIEW
2.1 Cruise Objectives – The primary objective of Cruise MF-02-11 is the recovery and deployment of moorings near Chiniak Bay, Barnabus Canyon, Gore Point, and the Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics (GLOBEC) Line running south of Seward, Alaska.
Upon completion of the mooring operations and Multiple Opening/Closing Net and Environmental Sensing System (MOCNESS) tows around Station 02GB-3, there will be a Touch-and-Go in Seward, Alaska, for the purpose of disembarking all mooring personnel and embarking two to three PMEL scientists to complete Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth (CTD) profiler casts. To save time this personnel change may be accomplished using small boat operations.
After the transfer of personnel, CTD profile stations will be occupied as we work our way back from Seward, Alaska, to Kodiak, Alaska. The remainder of the cruise will then consist of CTD profiles with water bottles for nutrient sampling. CTD operations will consist of an intensive grid of stations along Kenai Peninsula, the Gore Point Line, and lines of stations over Portlock Bank and Stevenson Trough, south of Portlock Bank. If time allows, Marine Resources Monitoring, Assessment and Prediction Program (MARMAP) Bongo tows will be completed at select mooring locations.
2.2 Applicability - These instructions, with FOCI Standard Operating Instructions for NOAA Ship MILLER FREEMAN, dated April 8, 2002, present complete information for this cruise.
2.3 Operating Area – Gulf of Alaska, and Barnabus Canyon to south of Seward, Alaska.
2.4 Participating Organizations
NOAA – Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
7600 Sand Point Way N.E.
Seattle, Washington 98115-6439
NOAA – Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC)
7600 Sand Point Way N.E.
Seattle, Washington 98115-0070
2.5.1 Chief Scientist
188.8.131.52 Leg 1
184.108.40.206 Leg 2
2.5.2 Participating Scientists
220.127.116.11 Leg 1
18.104.22.168 Leg 2
2.6.1 Ship Operations
Marine Operations Center, Pacific
1801 Fairview Avenue East, Seattle, Washington 98102-3767
Telephone: (206) 553-4548
Facsimile: (206) 553-1109
Lieutenant Commander Michele G. Bullock, NOAA
Chief, Operations Division (MOP1)
Telephone: (206) 553-8705
Cellular: (206) 390-7527
Deputy Chief, Operations Division (MOP1x1)
Telephone - Work: (206) 553-4764
Home: (206) 365-3567
Cellular: (206) 465-9316
2.6.2 Scientific Operations
Dr. Phyllis J. Stabeno, PMEL Dr. Jeffrey Napp, AFSC
Telephone: (206) 526-6453 Telephone: (206) 526-4148
3.1 Data To Be Collected
3.1.1 Scientific Computer System (SCS) - The ship's SCS shall operate throughout the cruise, acquiring and logging data from navigation, meteorological, oceanographic, and fisheries sensors. See FOCI Standard Operating Instructions for NOAA Ship MILLER FREEMAN (SOI 5.2) for specific requirements.
3.2 Staging Plan – Equipment will be shipped to Kodiak, Alaska, and loaded aboard the ship Tuesday, September 24, 2002. Equipment will include two (2) 5,000-pound and sixteen (16) 1,800-pound anchors and miscellaneous mooring hardware and accessories. The MOCNESS and sample preservation equipment will remain on board from the previous cruise MF-02-10. See Appendices, Section 9.1 Equipment Inventory.
3.3 De-staging Plan – Upon completion of this cruise, FOCI requests that equipment remain on board during the transit to Seattle, Washington, and offloaded after arrival.
3.4 Cruise Plan – Attached is an orderly listing of the mooring sites we intend to occupy. A standard mooring site operation will include a CTD cast prior to a mooring recovery and a CTD cast following a mooring deployment. During operations around Station 02GB-3, two daytime and two nighttime MOCNESS tows will be accomplished. We will utilize the stern mooring deployment platform as well as the port deck crane for over the side mooring operations.
Upon completion of the mooring operations there will be a touch-and-go in Seward, Alaska, for the purpose of disembarking all mooring personnel and embarking two to three PMEL scientists to complete CTD profiler casts. To save time this personnel change can probably be accomplished using small boat operations.
The locations of the CTD stations will be prioritized based upon the time remaining after the mooring operations are complete. The remainder of the cruise will then consist of CTD profiles with water bottles for nutrient sampling. CTD operations will consist of an intensive grid of stations along Kenai Peninsula, the Gore Point Line, and lines of stations over Portlock Bank and Stevenson Trough, south of Portlock Bank. If time allows, Marine Resources Monitoring, Assessment and Prediction Program (MARMAP) Bongo tows will be completed at select mooring locations. The cruise will end in Kodiak, Alaska, on Wednesday, October 9, 2002.
3.5 Station Locations – See Appendices, Sections 9.2 Station Locations – Leg I and 9.3 Station Locations – Leg II.
3.6 Station Operations – The following are operations to be conducted on this cruise. The procedures for these operations are listed in the FOCI Standard Operating Instructions for NOAA Ship MILLER FREEMAN (SOI). Operations not addressed in the SOI and changes to standard procedures are addressed below.
· CTD/Water Sample Operations (SOI 3.2.1),
· MARMAP Bongo Tows (SOI.3.2.2),
· MOCNESS Tows (SOI 3.2.5), and
· Chlorophyll Sampling Operations (SOI 3.2.10)
3.7 Underway Operations – The following are underway operations to be conducted on this cruise. The procedures for these operations are listed in the FOCI Standard Operating Instructions for NOAA Ship MILLER FREEMAN (SOI). Operations not addressed in the SOI and changes to standard procedures are addressed below.
· Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) Operations (SOI 3.2.13),
· Radiometer Operations (SOI 3.2.14),
· Scientific Computer System (SCS) data acquisition (SOI 5.2),
· Fluorometer monitoring (SOI 5.3), and
· Thermosalinograph monitoring (SOI 5.3).
3.8 Applicable Restrictions – None
3.9 Small Boat Operations – The rescue boat will be deployed to recover all surface moorings.
4.1 Equipment and Capabilities Provided by Ship
· Oceanographic winch with slip rings and 3-conductor cable terminated for CTD,
· Manual wire-angle indicator,
· Oceanographic winch with slip rings and 3-conductor cable terminated for the SBE SEACAT, for net tow operations,
· Sea-Bird Electronics’ SBE 911plus CTD system with stand, each CTD system should include underwater CTD, weights, and pinger. There should be one primary deck unit and a backup available.
· 10-liter Niskin sampling bottles for use with rosette (10 plus 4 spares),
· AUTOSAL salinometer, for CTD field corrections,
· Sea-Bird Electronics’ SBE-19 SEACAT system,
· 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, indicate desired temperatures),
· SIMRAD EQ-50 Echosounder,
· JRC JFV-200R color sounder recorder,
· RD Instruments’ ADCP written to Iomega Zip drive,
· Bench space in DataPlot for PCs, monitor, and printer to fly MOCNESS,
· Use of Pentium PC in DataPlot for data analysis,
· Scientific Computer System (SCS),
· Aft Rowe winch with single conductor cable and slip rings for MOCNESS,
· Electrical connection between Rowe winch and DataPlot,
· Removable 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, and
· Ship’s crane(s) used for loading and deploying.
4.2 Equipment and Capabilities Provided by Scientists
· Sea-Bird Electronics’ SBE 911plus CTD system to be used with PMEL stand (primary system)
· Sea-Bird Electronics’ SBE-19 SEACAT system (primary system),
· PMEL PC with SEASOFT software for CTD data collection and processing,
· Fluorometer and light meter 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,
· IAPSO standard water,
· 60-cm Bongo sampling array,
· 20-cm Bongo sampling array,
· Spare wire angle indicator,
· Surface moorings (FOCI biophysical platforms),
· Miscellaneous scientific sampling and processing equipment,
· Scientific ultra-cold freezer, and
· Cruise Operations Database (COD).
5.0 DISPOSITION OF DATA AND REPORTS
5.1 The following data products will be included in the cruise data package:
· NOAA Form 77-13d - Deck Log - Weather Observation Sheets,
· Electronic Marine Operations Abstracts,
· SCS backup - recordable compact diskette (CD-RW),
· Calibration Sheets for all ship's instruments used,
· PMEL CTD Weather Observation Logs,
· CTD Cast Information/Rosette Log,
· Autosalinometer Logs,
· ADCP Log Sheets,
· ADCP Iomega Zip and/or recordable compact diskette (CD-RW),
· Electronic Navigation suite’s export files on diskette,
· Ultra-cold Freezer Temperature Daily Log (SOI 5.4).
5.2 Pre- and Post-cruise Meetings - Cruise meetings may be held in accordance with FOCI Standard Operating Instructions for NOAA Ship MILLER FREEMAN (SOI 5.5).
6.0 ADDITIONAL PROJECTS
6.1 Definition - Ancillary and piggyback projects are secondary to the objectives of the cruise and should be treated as additional investigations. The difference between the two types of secondary projects is that an ancillary project does not have representation aboard and is accomplished by the ship's force.
6.2 Ancillary Projects - Any ancillary work done during this project will be accomplished with the concurrence of the Chief Scientist and on a not-to-interfere basis with the programs described in these instructions and in accordance with the NOAA Fleet Standing Ancillary Instructions.
6.3 Piggyback Projects - None
7.0 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
7.1 Inventory – See Appendices, Section 9.4 HAZMAT Inventory.
7.2 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) – Electronic MSDS forms submitted separately.
8.1 Communications - Specific information on how to contact the NOAA Ship MILLER FREEMAN and all other fleet vessels can be found at:
8.2 Important Telephone and Facsimile Numbers and E-mail Addresses
8.2.1 Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL):
FOCI - Ocean Environmental Research Division (OERD2):
· (206) 526-4700 (voice)
· (206) 526-6485 (fax)
· (206) 526-6810 (voice)
· (206) 526-6815 (fax)
8.2.2 Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC):
FOCI - Resource Assessment and Conservation Engineering (RACE):
· (206) 526-4171 (voice)
· (206) 526-6723 (fax)
8.2.3 NOAA Ship MILLER FREEMAN - Telephone methods listed in order of increasing expense:
Homeport - Seattle, Washington:
· (206) 553-4589
· (206) 553-4581
· (206) 553-8344
United States Coast Guard - Kodiak, Alaska
· (907) 487-9752
· (907) 487-9753
· (907) 487-4397
· (907) 487-4398
· (206) 660-7167
· 011-872-761-267-346 (voice/PBX)
· 011-872-761-267-347 (voice)
· 011-872-761-267-348 (fax)
· 011-872-330-394-113 (voice)
· 011-872-330-394-114 (fax)
E-Mail: NOAA.Ship.Miller.Freeman@noaa.gov (mention the person’s name in SUBJECT field)
8.2.4 Marine Operations Center, Pacific (MOP):
Operations Division (MOP1)
· (206) 553-4548 (voice)
· (206) 553-1109 (facsimile)
E-Mail to Radio Room: Radio.Room@noaa.gov
9.1 Equipment Inventory
9.2 Station Locations – Leg I
9.3 Station Locations – Leg II