Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Dr. Hans C Graber
    Affiliation:
University of Miami
    Address:
RSMAS/AMP-CSTARS
4600 Rickenbacker Cswy
Miami, FL 33149
    Phone:
305-421-4952
    Email:
hgraber@rsmas.miami.edu
    POC / contact info:
Dr. Neil J Williams, 305-421-4656 w, 305-458-6567 c, nwilliams@rsmas.miami.edu
Departure port & date:Port Everglades, FL, 3 Sept 2009
    Distance to first station:
360 n mi
    Number of stations:
1
    Distance between stations:
0
    Total days on station:
2 to 3
Arrival port & date:Port Everglades, FL , 8 Sept 2009
Op area:N Atlantic off Jacksonville FL
Lat/Lon:30- 55’-00” N, 76- 05’- 00” W
Depth range:3500 m water depth
    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: N000140810581

    Science objectives/activities planned:
The University of Miami will deploy two buoys on a single-point, inverse-catenary mooring at the planned anchor position about 300 nmi due east of Jacksonville FL in water of approximately 3500 m depth. The buoys (an EASI 6 m NOMAD aluminum boat hull and an ASIS Aluminum Spar buoy) will be connected to each other by a floating wire rope tether approximately 60 m long. The EASI buoy will be moored to the bottom via a combination of chain (near the surface), wire rope, and synthetic line. A 7000 lb MACE anchor will secure the mooring and will be left behind when the dual ORE Offshore acoustic release system is acoustically activated from a ship-based transducer during recovery ops. During the two month deployment both buoys will collect oceanographic and meteorological data.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz bathymetry system
ADCP - 75 KHz
    3.5 kHz bathymetry system
CTD/rosette system

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. of xpndrs/nets:
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?
Doppler/GPS navigation? Yes

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
WHOI CTD/Rossette
3500 m
    Steel hydro
Buoy deploy/recover
2500 m
    Steel trawl
buoy deploy/recover
2500 m
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
NoNumber of conductors:
    Do you need non-standard wire?
YesIf so, what type?we will provide jacketed wire rope for mooring.
    Do you need a traction winch?
Yes
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
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
No
    Science stowage
Yes

If yes to any of the above, please identify: Two large buoys to be deployed, Air tuggers (2), capstan, winch for wire rope deployment.

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?