Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Robert Weller
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
Clark 204a MS 29
    Phone:
508 289 2508
    Email:
rweller@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Woods Hole, September 7, 2007
    Distance to first station:
~20 nm
    Number of stations:
2
    Distance between stations:
322 nm
    Total days on station:
3
Arrival port & date:Woods Hole, September 12, 2007
Op area:Woods Hole to Gulf Stream
Lat/Lon:station 1- MVCO 4117N 70 36'W; Station 2 38 25'N 64 47'W
Depth range:0-5000 m
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
Other Specify:WHOI Access to Sea

Grant or contract number:

    Science objectives/activities planned:
1) Deploy surface buoy at MVCO to test wave sensor. 2) Recover bottom of CLIMODE surface mooring

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz transducer
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)

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? No. of xpndrs/nets:
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?
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
    .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?
Yes
Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers equipment over the side? Yes

If yes, please provide details: Mooring winch, block for A-frame, tuggers for surface mooring deployment at MVCO, for recovery of bottom of CLIMODE surface mooring (top part recovered earlier by Knorr)
Will there be special requirements for:

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

If yes to any of the above, please identify: power for mooring 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

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?