Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: KNORR
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Donald Forsyth
    Affiliation:
Brown University
    Address:
Dept. of Geological Sciences
Brown University
Box 1846
Providence, RI 02912
    Phone:
401-863-1699
    Email:
Donald_Forsyth@brown.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:March 28, 2006
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
23
Arrival port & date:May 3, 2006
Op area:Equatorial Pacific, EPR
Lat/Lon:3-5 S/102-107 W
Depth range:2500 -4800 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-0527152

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Underway geophysical mapping of Quebrada/Discovery/Gofar FZs
Dredging fresh, intratransform basalts
Recovery and redeployment of ocean bottom seismometers

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
    3.5 kHz Transducers
    Rock Dredge
    Towed Magnetometer
Pinger for Wire Use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only) Yes

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? 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
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
Rock dredge, pinger, MAPR
200 kg, 15 kg, 10 kg
4800 m
    .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?

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: Store rock samples on board to be off-loaded at Woods Hole

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?