Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Ruth Curry
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
MS #21
WHOI
Woods Hole, MA 02543
    Phone:
508-289-2799
    Email:
rcurry@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Woods Hole: Oct 19, 2006
    Distance to first station:
76 nm
    Number of stations:
26
    Distance between stations:
variable
    Total days on station:
5
Arrival port & date:Woods Hole: Oct 26, 2006
Op area:western North Atlantic
Lat/Lon:40N 70W - 33N 66W
Depth range:0 - 5200 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: 84135400

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Line of CTD/rosette casts

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz transducer
Oxygen titration apparatus
Deionized water system
CTD/rosette system
Salinometer
10-liter Niskin bottles

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
Pr, Co (2), Te(2), Ox, Altimeter, transmissometer: we will want a backup CTD/rosette pkg aboard

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? 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
CTD/rosette
standard package
5200 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? 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? 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?