Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: KNORR
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
W. Curry and L. Keigwin
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
Department of Geology and Geophysics
WHOI
    Phone:
508-289-2591
    Email:
wcurry@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Woods Hole August 28, 2007
    Distance to first station:
780 nm
    Number of stations:
one station, many lowerings
    Distance between stations:
780 nm
    Total days on station:
10, 7 Bermuda Rise, 3 New Jersey margin
Arrival port & date:Woods Hole September 14
Op area:Bermuda Rise, New Jersey margin
Lat/Lon:34 N 57 W and 39 N 72 W
Depth range:500 to 5000 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-0631574

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Sea trials for the new long core system

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz transducer
    3.5 kHz transducers
    Piston corer
Deionized water system
    Gravity corer
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:
temperature, conductivity, pressure

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? Yes How many: 1


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
8 x 8 x 20 feet
    Location
main deck
    Water
yes
    Power
yes

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
ctd
5500 m
    Steel hydro
GGC
800 lb
5500 m
    Steel trawl
multicore
1800 lb
5500 m
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber of conductors:
    Do you need non-standard wire?
YesIf so, what type?We are bringing our own
    Do you need a traction winch?
Yes
Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers equipment over the side?

If yes, please provide details: Full complement of handling equipment for the long core system. All Coast Guard regulations have been met.
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: 800 amp power to ship bus

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
No
    Portable air compressors
No
    Flammable gases
No
    Radioisotopes
Yes
    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?