Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: KNORR
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Hanumant Singh
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
Blake 211, MS #7
    Phone:
508-289-3270
    Email:
hsingh@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Natal, December 31, 2007
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
Arrival port & date:Ascension Island, January 17, 2008
Op area:
Lat/Lon:
Depth range:
    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:

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Test out multiple AUV operations at the Southern Mid-atlantic Ridge

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz transducer
CTD/rosette system
10-liter Niskin bottles

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only) Yes

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? Yes No. of xpndrs/nets: 4/2 Science Party will provide
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?
Doppler/GPS navigation?

Will you be using portable science vans? Yes How many: 1


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
20' Container
    Location
    Water
no
    Power
no

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?
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? Yes

If yes, please provide details: Release hook to deploy AUVs
Will there be special requirements for:

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

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? 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?