Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Robert F. Chen
    Affiliation:
UMassBoston
    Address:
Environmental, Coastal and Ocean Science
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
    Phone:
617-287-7491
    Email:
bob.chen@umb.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:June 2, 2004
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
0
Arrival port & date:June 6, 2004
Op area:Hudson River Plume
Lat/Lon:
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:
      ONR/Navy
Specify:

Grant or contract number: N00014-00-1-0325

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Map CDOM with undulating vehicle
Sample for biological, physical and chemical parameters to better understand processes affecting CDOM within the estuary and on the shelf.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Fume Hood
Refrigerator
Deionized Water SystemChest Freezer
CTD/Rosette System
10-liter Niskin Bottles
Pinger for Wire Use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
T,S, DO, CDOM, Chl, TSM, depth

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

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

Will you be using portable science vans? Yes How many: 1


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
20'x8'x8'
    Location
fantail, starboard
    Water
yes
    Power
yes-480 V is fine

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD Rosette
300 lb
1000 m
    Steel hydro
2' V-fin
20 lb
2 meters
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber of conductors:2
    Do you need non-standard wire?
If so, what type?
    Do you need a traction winch?
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
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
Yes
    Science stowage
No

If yes to any of the above, please identify: Shore crane lift van on and off; Van Intercom

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? 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?
Hazardous Material Disposal Plan - Small volumes stored in a carboy will be removed after the cruise on land