Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
James R. Ledwell
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
Bigelow 103, MS # 12
WHOI
phone ext. 3305
temporarily at MIT:
    Phone:
617 253 2940
    Email:
jledwell@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:5 July 04
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
15
Arrival port & date:20 July 04
Op area:Sargasso Sea
Lat/Lon:32 N, 68 W (approx)
Depth range:ops < 1000 m
    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:
Tracer Injection w. towed system
Tracer sampling w. towed array
CTD profiling
deployment & recovery of drifting profiler

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
XBT System
Deionized Water System
CTD/Rosette System
Salinometer
10-liter Niskin Bottles

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
C,T,P

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: 1


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
20-foot
    Location
Stern, port side
    Water
yes
    Power
yes

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD/Rosette
1300 pounds
1000 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
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
No
    Science stowage
No

If yes to any of the above, please identify: auto-winch; sled deployment; towed array; see addendum

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?
These materials will be stored on board for my subsequent cruise on 12 August, pending permission of the captain and the intervening science party. Otherwise they will be removed and stored in Bermuda during the intervening cruise.