Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Daniel C McCorkle
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
mailstop 8
    Phone:
508-289-2949
    Email:
dmccorkle@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Woods Hole, 9 June 08
    Distance to first station:
see attached
    Number of stations:
3 or 4
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
Arrival port & date:Woods Hole, 13 June 08
Op area:see attached
Lat/Lon:see attached
Depth range:80 m to 3300 m
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
      NSF
Specify:

Grant or contract number: OCE 0647899

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Soytar box coring, CTDs, and possibly mulitcoring, to collect live benthic foraminifera for laboratory culture studies at WHOI

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz transducer
Fume hood
Refrigerator
Deionized water systemChest freezer (OC and KN only)
CTD/rosette system
    Box corer
10-liter Niskin bottles
Pinger for wire use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only)

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: 1, possibly 2


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
UNOLS cold lab
WHOI cold van? as backup
    Location
fantail
01 deck?
    Water
no
no
    Power
yes
yes

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD + rosette
3300 m
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
Soutar box corer, WHOI multicorer
3300 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? No

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

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

If yes to any of the above, please identify:

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?