Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
John Toole
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
354 Clark, MS 21
    Phone:
x2531
    Email:
jtoole@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:WHOI scheduled for June 10
    Distance to first station:
233 nmi
    Number of stations:
2 or 3
    Distance between stations:
50-75 nmi
    Total days on station:
2+
Arrival port & date:WHOI scheduled for June 13
Op area:NW Atlantic
Lat/Lon:along line extending from WH to 38dN, 68d 40'W
Depth range:2000-4200 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: 0726720

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Deploy moorings at the following 2 positions:
Mooring #5: 38d 4'N 68d 40'W
Mooring #2: 39d 13'N 69d 27'W
possibly recover a bottom pressure gage at site #2
possibly recover a sediment trap mooring at position:
39d 29.031'N 68d 20.830' W

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz bathymetry system
ADCP - 75 KHz

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise?

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only)

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

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
acoustic release testing
500#
4200 m
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
NoNumber 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? Yes

If yes, please provide details: TSE mooring winch, A-Frame blocks, various mooring deployment equipment
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: standard mooring ops

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?