Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Daniel C McCorkle
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
100 C McLean
Mailstop 8
    Phone:
508.289.2949
    Email:
dmccorkle@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Woods Hole, 1 June 2009
    Distance to first station:
66 nm
    Number of stations:
4
    Distance between stations:
various - I'll send a (draft) cruise calculator
    Total days on station:
3+
Arrival port & date:Woods Hole, 5 June 2009
Op area:Margin, south of Vineyard (same as OC -448)
Lat/Lon:38d40m N 69d30m W to 40d26m N 70d30m W
Depth range:90 m to 3300 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: OCE 0647899

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Primary: Multiple box cores at each site to sieve surface sediment, to collect live benthic foraminifera. Also 1-2 CTD w rosette per site, to collect bottom water
Ancillary: One multicore at each site, to be processed in the cold van for pore water nitrogen cycle studies

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz bathymetry system
Refrigerator
Deionized water systemChest freezer (OC and KN only)
CTD/rosette system
10-liter Niskin bottles

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
C, T, and D

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?

Will you be using portable science vans? Yes How many: one - UNOLS cold lab van


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
UNOLS cold lab
    Location
Fantail
    Water
No
    Power
Yes

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD + rosette
3300 m
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
Soutar box corer, WHOI multicorer
3300 m
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
NoNumber 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? No

If yes, please provide details: We need:
a refrigerated lab van
a Soutar box corer
a deep-sea multi corer
a CTD + rosette of 10L bottles

Ancillary science (Dr Jeremy Rich) will bring:
a small ("dorm sized") refrigerator for use in main lab
a liquid nitrogen carboy or dry-shipper
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
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?
Small amounts of
10% hydrochloric acid,
70% ethanol,
zinc chloride,
85% phosphoric acid,
all for preserving / processing samples by ancillary science party.

Absorbent pads and neutralizing kits will be brought to contain/clean up spills

All reagents, waste, and processed samples will be returned to the lab at Brown University for disposal.