Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: KNORR
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Michael R. Landry
    Affiliation:
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
    Address:
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093-0227
    Phone:
(858) 534-4702
    Email:
mlandry@ucsd.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:8 May 2006
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
~27 days
Arrival port & date:7 June 2006
Op area:Southern California, South & offshore of Pt. Conception
Lat/Lon:3427'N, 12031.4'W to 3249'N, 12354'W to 3256.9'N, 11717.7'W
Depth range:0-1000 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: 0417616

    Science objectives/activities planned:
CTD-rosette casts, Go-Flo bottle casts from kevlar line, surface water pumping, incubations on 24-h drift arrays (deploy, retrieve, track ARGOS floats), transect sampling with towed vehicles (MVP - Moving Vessel Profiling system; VPR II - Video Plankton Recorder) and sea bird observers

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
SalinometerWalk-In Cooler
10-liter Niskin Bottles
Pinger for Wire Use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
Temp, conductivity, depth, fluorescence, PAR, turbidity, transmissometer, oxygen, Benthos altimeter

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? Yes

Will you be using portable science vans? Yes How many: 3


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
WHOI isotope van w/ scintillation counter
SIO iron-clean van
SIO van
    Location
Fantail
Fantail
    Water
yes
yes
yes
    Power
yes
yes
yes

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD and MOCNESS
1000
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
NoNumber of conductors:
    Do you need non-standard wire?
YesIf so, what type?Kevlar line w/WHOI SeaMac winch & block
    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
Yes
    Equipment handling
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
No
    Science stowage
No

If yes to any of the above, please identify: Portable A-Frame; VPR winch; 2 air tuggers, install MVP control cable, Hi-speed internet

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?
Cruise will disembark in San Diego. All hazardous materials will be removed then, and excess or used materials will be disposed of locally according to UC procedures.