Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: KNORR
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Paul A. Baker
    Affiliation:
Duke University
    Address:
Earth and Ocean Sciences
Durham, NC 27708-0227
    Phone:
919-684-6450
    Email:
pbaker@duke.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Bridgetown, Barbados, February 19
    Distance to first station:
1200 nm
    Number of stations:
ca. 18
    Distance between stations:
30 nm
    Total days on station:
1 day per station
Arrival port & date:Fortaleza, Brazil, March 12
Op area:Amazon continental margin
Lat/Lon:1N/47W
Depth range:150 to 2000 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-0823650

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Long coring, multicoring, box coring, gravity coring. High-res seismic and multibeam mapping. CTD and water sampling.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz bathymetry system
ADCP - 75 KHz
    3.5 kHz bathymetry system
ADCP - 150 KHzFume hood
Refrigerator
    Piston corer
Deionized water systemChest freezer (OC and KN only)
    Gravity corer
CTD/rosette system
    Box corer
Salinometer
10-liter Niskin bottlesMET sensors:

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
standard
    Critical CTD sensors:
standard

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

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

Will you be using portable science vans? No How many:


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

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
Number of conductors:
    Do you need non-standard wire?
If so, what type?
    Do you need a traction winch?
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
Yes
    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?
Small amounts of hazardous chemicals will be used: mercuric chloride and formalin. These will be disposed of as discussed in teleconference and on form.