Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: KNORR
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Robert D. Ballard
    Affiliation:
Institute for Exploration
    Address:
55 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT 06355

contact: Cathy Offinger
Tel. 508-289-3445
    Phone:
860-572-5955 ext. 602
    Email:
coffinger@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:July 10, 2003
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
27
Arrival port & date:Aug. 15, 2003
Op area:Black Sea / eastern Med.
Lat/Lon:43N 35E / 32N 32E
Depth range:100M - 1000M
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
      NSF
      NOAA
Other Specify:National Geographic Society

Grant or contract number:

    Science objectives/activities planned:
sub-surface exploration of deep-sea archaeological sites; selected archaeological sampling with elevators; sonar survey

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
    Gravity Corer

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?

Will you be using portable science vans? Yes How many: 4


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
2 - 8'x8'x20' - mated control vans
8'x8'x20' - tool van
8'x8'x20' satellite van
    Location
main deck, stbd
main deck
01 deck port side
    Water
n/a
n/a
n/a
    Power

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
ROVs
6000 lbs
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber of conductors:3
    Do you need non-standard wire?
NoIf 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?

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

    Electrical power
    Equipment handling
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
Yes
    Science stowage
Yes

If yes to any of the above, please identify: ship's HIAB; sat van will provide 24/7 broadcast, phone & internet

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 require the ship's HIAB, a-frame and main crane. We will supply our own Dynacon winch and .68 FO cable which will be installed in Woods Hole in December. All of our gear will return to WHOI onboard the KNORR at the end of the expedition.

We will be using shuttle boats to exchange personnel while in the Black Sea and possibly while in the Med.

Date Submitted: 11/06/2002 03:28 PM