Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Chris German
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
MS 24
G&G
    Phone:
2853
    Email:
cgerman@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Woods Hole, 26 October 2007
    Distance to first station:
5030 nmiles
    Number of stations:
2-3
    Distance between stations:
70 miles
    Total days on station:
4-5
Arrival port & date:Woods Hole, 31 October 2007
Op area:Continental Shelf & Slope, Sth of WHOI
Lat/Lon:39.0-40.0N 70.5-71.5W
Depth range:200-2800m
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
      NSF
Other Specify:Access to Sea

Grant or contract number:

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Trials of Sentry AUV
a) Test dive to >100m (USBL, DVL)
b) Science dives (LBL navigated) to depths in excess of 2000m

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz transducer
    3.5 kHz transducers
CTD/rosette system
10-liter Niskin bottles
Pinger for wire use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
C, T, D, optical back-scatter (SeaPoint OBS preferred)

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only)

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? Yes No. of xpndrs/nets: Sentry Group to provide
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation? Yes
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
For CTD operations
    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? No

If yes, please provide details: We will need to use Ship's crane for SENTRY Launch and Recovery

Worst case scenario - we may need to use RIB boat in event of major system failure
Will there be special requirements for:

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

If yes to any of the above, please identify: Sentry Launch & Recovery; USBL Fish (IXSEA); LBL system (SENTRY)

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?
Not Applicable