Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Chuck Nittrouer
    Affiliation:
University of Washington
    Address:
School of Oceanography
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
    Phone:
206-543-5099
    Email:
nittroue@ocean.washington.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:25 Sep 04
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
21
Arrival port & date:15 Oct 04
Op area:Gulf of Lions
Lat/Lon:N43deg, E4deg
Depth range:20-300 m
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
      ONR/Navy
Specify:

Grant or contract number: N00014-99-1-0028

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Deploy instruments, make measurements and collect samples of water column and seabed

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
    3.5 kHz Transducers
Refrigerator
Chest Freezer
CTD/Rosette System
10-liter Niskin Bottles

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
CTD, transmission, fluorometer

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only) No

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? No No. of xpndrs/nets:
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation? No
Doppler/GPS navigation?

Will you be using portable science vans? Yes How many: probably one for storage


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
20-ft steel van
    Location
    Water
    Power

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
    Steel hydro
our own portable CTD
<100lbs
200 m
    Steel trawl
box, kasten, and other coring
max ~1200 lbs, max pull out ~2500
300 m
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
NoNumber of conductors:
    Do you need non-standard wire?
NoIf so, what type?
    Do you need a traction winch?
No
Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers equipment over the side?

If yes, please provide details:
Will there be special requirements for:

    Electrical power
No
    Equipment handling
No
    Inter/intraship communications
No
    Science stowage
Yes

If yes to any of the above, please identify: We hope to send gear over and back with ship.

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
No
    Portable air compressors
No
    Flammable gases
No
    Radioisotopes
No
    Isotope van
No

Will hazardous material be used aboard, or deployed by an ROV? No

What measures or plans have been made a) in the event of a spill, and b) for the removal and/or disposal of these materials at the completion of the cruise?
N/A