Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Lloyd D. Keigwin
    Affiliation:
Dept of Geology and Geophysics / WHOI
    Address:
Mclean Lab 207
MS 8
WHOI
Woods Hole, Mass 02543
    Phone:
289-2784
    Email:
lkeigwin@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:6 July 98
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
Arrival port & date:23 July 98
Op area:Bermuda Rise/ SE Canada
Lat/Lon:33N/57W and 44N/63W
Depth range:up to 4500meters
    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: 809686.00

    Science objectives/activities planned:
CHIRP Sonar survey, Giant Gravity Coring, Multicoring, Hydro casts

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    3.5 kHz Transducers
Fume Hood
    Gravity Corer
Pinger for Wire Use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise?

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

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?

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


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
Coring/ 12X7X7
    Location
    Water
    Power
110v/20 amps

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
    Steel hydro
Gravity Core
up to 1000 lbs
4500 meters
    Steel trawl
Multicore
2000 lbs
4500 meters
    .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?


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:
Coring van should be on fantail level, 110 volt connection helpful
chemicals used: 4% buffered formalin sol'n so fume hood would be useful.
Require hydro wire for Gravity coring - CTD wire too fragile for this use
winch speed - pay out at 100 - 125 m/min req'd for gravity coring.
Typical Gravity core pull out tensions at 4500 meters - approx 2500 lbs
Weight of Gravity core can be varied to work within SWL of wire
Niskin bottles - 20 each - 1.2 liter bottles will do. Also need rack and mes'ger weights
Likely to have Canadian scientist from Bedford Inst in Halifax, NS aboard
Direct questions to C. Eben Franks - efranks@whoi.edu x2514

Date Submitted: 05/08/98 08:04 AM