Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Amy Bower
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
MS#21
    Phone:
x2781
    Email:
abower@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
abower@whoi.edu, also mswartz@whoi.edu
Departure port & date:17 Oct 2008, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (tentative)
    Distance to first station:
TBD
    Number of stations:
100
    Distance between stations:
TBD
    Total days on station:
TBD
Arrival port & date:01 Nov 2008, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (tentative)
Op area:Red Sea
Lat/Lon:
Depth range:to 2500m
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
Other Specify:KAUST

Grant or contract number:

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Leg #2 of KAUST Oceanus series: Large Scale Hydrographic Survey of the Red Sea along full length of Saudi Red Sea Coast..

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz transducer
Oxygen titration apparatus
Deionized water system
CTD/rosette system
10-liter Niskin bottles

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
SBE9 dual T/C, fluorometer, transmissometer, SBE43 oxygen, altimeter.

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only)

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? 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
Rosette
1000kg
2500m
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber of conductors:3
    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? No

If yes, please provide details:
Will there be special requirements for:

    Electrical power
No
    Equipment handling
No
    Inter/intraship communications
No
    Science stowage
Yes

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? 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?
1) Science party will provide spill kit for the chemicals provided.
2) Science party will remove hazardous chemicals listed at end of KAUST leg 2 in Jeddah.