Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Dave Hebert
    Affiliation:
University of Rhode Island
    Address:
Graduate School of Oceanography
University of Rhode Island
South Ferry Road
Narragansett, RI 02882-1197
    Phone:
(401) 874-6610
    Email:
hebert@gso.uri.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:28 Mar 99
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
16
Arrival port & date:12 Apr 99
Op area:NEP - Georges Bank
Lat/Lon:42 N, 66 W
Depth range:100 to 500 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 9806650

    Science objectives/activities planned:
To investigate cross-frontal fluxes
and mixing at the Northeast Peak Front
of Georges Bank.
Deployment of acoustically-track subsurface
floats and/or ARGOS/GPS surface drifters.
ADCP/SeaSoar surveys around the floats/
drifters.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
    3.5 kHz Transducers
CTD/Rosette System
Salinometer
10-liter Niskin Bottles

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise?

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

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? 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
Seabird CTD/Rosette
500 m
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
Number 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
No
    Isotope van
No

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

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?


Vehicle equipment required:Check one or both:
Major water samplers
Large capacity slurp samplers
Small capacity slurp samplers
Bio collection boxes
Push corers
Scoop nets
High temperature probe
Low temperature probe
Heat flow probe
Magnetometer
Portable CTD
Digital Still Camera
Search Sonar
Profiling Sonar
Rock Drill (Jason only)
Video Duplication (Jason)
Elevators
    Other vehicle-related equipment (list):
    Science equipment to be installed on vehicle:
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
    Other comments and information:
Require level-wind winch (7 conductor
0.322" wire) with slip-rings, tension
output (digital preferred) for towing
SeaSoar

Real-time access to 300 kHz BBADCP data
Access to output of 12kHz hydrophone and
stable (time) LSR.
Digital output from 3.5kHz echosounder
Use of an ARGOS receiver/direction finder
Small davit/J-frame/block to lower/raise
the subsurface float (wt about 25 lb).
Boat hooks/snaps to recover float.

Date Submitted: 02/02/99 03:03 PM