Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Joan Bernhard
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
MS 52
219 Watson
    Phone:
3480
    Email:
jbernhard@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:22 Sept 09
    Distance to first station:
67 nm
    Number of stations:
3
    Distance between stations:
varied
    Total days on station:
2.5
Arrival port & date:26 Sept 09
Op area:south of Martha's Vineyard
Lat/Lon:furthest ~39 31.7N, 70 33.1W
Depth range:80-2450 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: 0850494

    Science objectives/activities planned:
CTD water collections at depth and coring (Soutar Boxcore and MC800 multicore) for live benthic foraminifera collections

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

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? 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
    Location
    Water
    Power

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD
?
2450
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
Soutar, MC800
?
2450
    .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:
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?
We will bring an appropriate spill kit and we will remove all materials at the end of the cruise.