Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Oscar Schofield
    Affiliation:
Rutgers University
    Address:
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
71 Dudley Road, Rutgers
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    Phone:
732-932-6555 x548
    Email:
oscar@imcs.rutgers.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:April 8, 2005
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
13
Arrival port & date:April 22, 2005
Op area:Mid-Atalntic Bight
Lat/Lon:40 30'/ 73 50'
Depth range:15-200 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 03-0238957

    Science objectives/activities planned:
We are conducting field and numerical experiments to examine processes that control the fate and transport of nutrients and chemical contaminants in the Hudson River plume, a plume that emanates from one of the nation’s most urban estuaries -- the New York/New Jersey Harbor complex.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
    3.5 kHz Transducers
Fume Hood
Refrigerator
Deionized Water SystemChest Freezer
CTD/Rosette System-70 Deg Freezer
10-liter Niskin Bottles

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
temp., salinity, fluorescecne, oxygen (if available)

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? No

Will you be using portable science vans? No How many:


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
    Location
    Water
    Power

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .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
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
Yes
    Isotope van
Yes

Will hazardous material be used aboard, or deployed by an ROV? Yes

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?


We will tranport chemicals up to WHOI and back to New Jersey after the experiment. We will work out the same arrangement for radio-isotopes.