Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Tim Eglinton
    Affiliation:
W.H.O.I.
    Address:
Fye Laboratory, MS#4
Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Dept.
    Phone:
508-289-2627
    Email:
teglinton@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Woods Hole, June 7, 2006
    Distance to first station:
~ 142 nm
    Number of stations:
~ 6 - 8
    Distance between stations:
ave 30 - 40 nm
    Total days on station:
~ 3.5
Arrival port & date:Woods Hole, June 12, 2006
Op area:NA6
Lat/Lon:38.5 - 40.0 N; 68 - 70 W
Depth range:2000 m - 3800 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
Other Specify:Ocean Climate Change Inst.

Grant or contract number: 82567700

    Science objectives/activities planned:
1. Sediment trap mooring retreival & redeployment; 2. Sediment coring (multicorer, gravity corer); CTD hydrocasts; large volume in situ filtration (McLane pumps), CHIRP survey.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    3.5 kHz transducers
Refrigerator
Chest freezer (OC and KN only)
    Gravity corer
CTD/rosette system
10-liter Niskin bottles
Pinger for wire use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
temp, conductivity, fluorometer, transmissometer, colored dissolved organic matter fluorometer

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

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? No No. of xpndrs/nets:
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation? No
Doppler/GPS navigation? No

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


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
UNOLS cold van (U Delaware)
    Location
01 deck
    Water
no
    Power
yes

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD rosette
?
3800 m
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
multicorer, gravity corer, McLane pumps
~1000 lb each
3800 m
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
Number of conductors:
    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? Yes

If yes, please provide details: WHOI TCE winch for sediment trap mooring recovery/deployment
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: crutch for corer deployments

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
No
    Portable air compressors
No
    Flammable gases
Yes
    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?
All chemicals brought on board will be returned to the Fye laboratory for safe disposal.