Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Ed Boyle
    Affiliation:
MIT
    Address:
E25-619, 77 Mass. Ave.
Cambridge MA 02139
    Phone:
617-253-3388
    Email:
eaboyle@mit.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Bridgetown Barbados Aug. 6 2008
    Distance to first station:
150 mi.
    Number of stations:
25
    Distance between stations:
175 mi.
    Total days on station:
Arrival port & date:Mindelao Cape Verde Island Sept. 4 2008
Op area:NA9, NA10 (1138,114)
Lat/Lon:5-20 degN, 20-58 degW
Depth range:0-6000 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-0647446

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Trace metal (Pb, Fe, etc.) profiles, most in upper 1000 m but one deep station to 6000 m

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz bathymetry system
Oxygen titration apparatus
    3.5 kHz bathymetry system
Fume hood
Refrigerator
Deionized water systemChest freezer (OC and KN only)
CTD/rosette system
Salinometer
10-liter Niskin bottles
Pinger for wire use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
pressure, temperature, conductivity, fluorescence, transmisometer

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? 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
CTD
    Steel hydro
MITESS (our sampler)
200 lbs (air; neutral in SW)
6000 m
    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?

If yes, please provide details: towed fish (surface); requires boom to be borrowed from URI
Will there be special requirements for:

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

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?
We will be using small quantities and have standard laboratory spill kits.