Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Bob Pickart
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
Mail Stop 21, WHOI
Woods Hole, MA 02543
    Phone:
508-289-2858
    Email:
rpickart@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:31 July, 2001
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
30
Arrival port & date:29 August, 2001
Op area:NA4/Greenland
Lat/Lon:63N, 35W
Depth range:50m to 3500m
    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-0002492

    Science objectives/activities planned:
The main objective is to observe deep convection
and quantify the basin-wide circulation of
the Irminger Sea.

The main activities are: (1) Deployment of two
CTD moored profilers for a period of 3 years;
and (2) occupatoin of a one-time basin-wide CTD/LADCP survey of the
Irminger Sea.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
XBT System
CTD/Rosette System

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only) No

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? Yes No. of xpndrs/nets:
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?
Doppler/GPS navigation?

Will you be using portable science vans? Yes How many:


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
CTD Hydro Van
    Location
01 level
    Water
    Power

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD/Rosette Package
??
3500m
    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?

If yes, please provide details:
Will there be special requirements for:

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

If yes to any of the above, please identify: Will deploy two moorings. Scott Worrilow will know the details.

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?


Vehicle equipment required:Check one or both:
Major water samplers
Large capacity slurp samplers
Small capacity slurp samplers
Bio collection boxes
Push corers
Scoop nets
High temperature probe
Low temperature probe
Heat flow probe
Magnetometer
Portable CTD
Digital Still Camera
Search Sonar
Profiling Sonar
Rock Drill (Jason only)
Video Duplication (Jason)
Elevators
    Other vehicle-related equipment (list):
    Science equipment to be installed on vehicle:
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
    Other comments and information:
We will be bringing our own CTD frame (with)
3 Liter bottles) as the primary package.

Date Submitted: 02/12/2001 09:45 AM