Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
John A. Whitehead
    Affiliation:
Dept. of Physical Oceanography
    Address:
MS #21
Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst.
Woods Hole, MA 02543
    Phone:
508-289-2793
    Email:
jwhitehead@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:20 Jan 2003
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
3
Arrival port & date:25 Jan 2003
Op area:International waters
Lat/Lon:0-1.5S/36W
Depth range:0-4900m
    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: OCE 98-10607

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Recover current meters measuring Antarctic Bottom Water
flowing into the North Atlantic. Recover 3 moorings at
36W, 30'S; 36W, 1S; 36W, 1.33S. Make CTD casts along a
north-south line at 36W to 5000m depth.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
CTD/Rosette System
Pinger for Wire Use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    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
20' Rag Top
    Location
01 Deck
    Water
    Power

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD
5000m
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
Drag (if required)
5000m
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber 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
Yes
    Equipment handling
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
No
    Science stowage
Yes

If yes to any of the above, please identify: Mooring winch (see Scott Worrilow)

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:
Date Submitted: 09/16/2002 03:20 PM