Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Dennis McGillicuddy
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
Bigelow 209b - MS11
    Phone:
2683
    Email:
dmcgillicuddy@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:June 6, 2006
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
12
Arrival port & date:June 17, 2006
Op area:NA4
Lat/Lon:43 30N ; 69 00W
Depth range:0-250m
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
      NOAA
Specify:

Grant or contract number:

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Synoptic mapping of Alexandrium fundyense, hydrography, and velocity in the coastal current from Cape Cod to the Bay of Fundy.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Fume hood
Refrigerator
Chest freezer (OC and KN only)
CTD/rosette system-70 deg freezer

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
P,T,S,fluorometer, transmissometer, PAR, High-Flow Niskin Bottles

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

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? No No. of xpndrs/nets:
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?
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
Berthing Van
    Location
01 Deck
    Water
    Power
Yes

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
WHOI CTD
Normal
    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?

If yes, please provide details:
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?
Formalin (1 L) and methanol (30L)
All hazardous materials will be removed by the science party at the end of the cruise.