Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
David Mountain
    Affiliation:
NMFS
    Address:
                NEFSC
                166 Water St.
                Woods Hole, MA 02543
    Phone:
(508) 495-2271
    Email:
dmountai@whsun1.wh.whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:February 9
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
Arrival port & date:February 22
Op area:Georges Bank
Lat/Lon:41 N, 67 W
Depth range:0 - 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
Specify:

Grant or contract number: WHOI-8314600 (Wiebe GLOBEC Program Service Office)

    Science objectives/activities planned:
    Conduct GLOBEC Broad Scale survey of Georges Bank, sampling the hydrography, nutrients, zooplankton and ichthyoplankton at a grid of about 40 standard station locations.
    Sampling will use the following systems: CTD/rosette, bongo nets, plankton pump, 1 meter MOCNESS and 10 meter MOCNESS.
    Underway ADCP and met data will also be collected.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
    3.5 kHz Transducers
Fume Hood
Refrigerator
Chest Freezer

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:


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
Berthing
    Location
    Water
    Power

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD, BONGO, MOC-1
300 lbs
500 m
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber of conductors:2
    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:
Uncertain of which wire the MOC-10 uses

160 gals of alcohol; formaldahyde to be used

Will want along-track data recorded at 1 minute intervals: surface temp, salinity, fluorescence, lat, lon, time, met, depth

Hydro boom travel speed needs to be as quick as possible to minimize safety issues and possible weather restrictions

Date Submitted: 12/16/97 09:10 AM