Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: KNORR
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Ruth Curry
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
358 Clark Lab
MS #21
    Phone:
289-2799
    Email:
rcurry@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:20 May 2000
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
4
Arrival port & date:6 June 2000
Op area:southwest No. Atlantic
Lat/Lon:0N,36W; 9N,54W; 11.5N, 58W; 18.5N,66W
Depth range:0-3000 m max ctd casts
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
      NSF
      NOAA
Specify:

Grant or contract number: TBA

    Science objectives/activities planned:
CTD measurements plus hydrography for salinity and oxygen.
Four short sections in the vicinity of the operations areas
specified above. Each section will consist of 5-7 stations
with depth down to 3000 m or the seafloor -- whichever comes
first. Some additional water samples will be frozen for onshore
nutrient analysis. We will require the center beam data from
the SeaBeam unit for station positioning.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Oxygen Titration Apparatus
CTD/Rosette System-70 Deg Freezer
Salinometer
10-liter Niskin Bottles
Pinger for Wire Use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise?

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only) Yes

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 (already on board)


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
    Location
currently on board
    Water
    Power

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD/rosette
3000 m
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .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
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? 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: 03/21/2000 12:06 PM