Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Dennis McGillicuddy
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
Bigelow 209b - MS # 11
    Phone:
508-289-2683
    Email:
dmcgillicuddy@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:6/10/04
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
23
Arrival port & date:7/2/04
Op area:Sargasso Sea
Lat/Lon:32N 64W
Depth range:4000 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:

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Impacts of Eddies and Mixing on Plankton Community
Structure and Biogeochemical Cycling in the Sargasso Sea

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Oxygen Titration Apparatus
Fume Hood
XBT System
Deionized Water SystemChest Freezer
CTD/Rosette System
10-liter Niskin Bottles

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
P,T.S. fluorometer, transmissometer, PAR - 0-5 input for nitrate sensor

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?

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


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
Berthing Van
    Location
    Water
    Power

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD and MOCNESS
4000 m
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
Number of conductors:
    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
Yes
    Equipment handling
    Inter/intraship communications
    Science stowage

If yes to any of the above, please identify: VPR winch

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?
All hazardous materials will be removed by the science party at the end of the cruise.