Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Dave Hebert
    Affiliation:
University of Rhode Island
    Address:
Graduate School of Oceanography
University of Rhode Island
Narragansett, RI 02882-119718
    Phone:
(401) 874-6610
    Email:
hebert@gso.uri.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:14 June 99
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
17
Arrival port & date:1 July 99
Op area:Georges Bank
Lat/Lon:41 0 N, 67 20 W
Depth range:40 - 500 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-9806650

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Investigate cross-frontal fluxes and
mixing at the tidal mixing and slope
fronts on the southern flank of
Georges Bank.

Deploy acoustically-track
subsurface floats and/or ARGOS/GPS
surface drifters.
ADCP/SeaSoar surveys around the
floats/drifters.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
    3.5 kHz Transducers
CTD/Rosette System
Salinometer
10-liter Niskin Bottles

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise?

    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?

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?
YesNumber of conductors:7
    Do you need non-standard wire?
YesIf so, what type?OSU supplied
    Do you need a traction winch?
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
Yes

If yes to any of the above, please identify: We will use berthing van, if available, for storage

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:
Need to use SSSG level-wind winch and slip rings for OSU
supplied 7 conductor 0.322" wire) and block for towing
SeaSoar. (Items used on OC340 cruise worked fine.)

Need to borrow GONIO ARGOS receiver. Previous antenna/
GONIO worked fine.

Small davit to raise/lower subsurface float (COOL) over
starboard rail. COOL floats are 2-m glass floats with
18" PVC vanes at center.

Boat hooks/poles to recover SeaSoar/floats/drifters.

Real-time access to 150-kHz NB ADCP. 300-kHz BBADCP
will be used simultaneously.

Access to (audio) output of 12-kHz hydrophone
and use of stable (time) LSR.

Need digital output from 3.5-kHz Knudsen
echosounder.

All of the above requirements except for
the davit for the COOL floats were meet
for cruise OC340. We were quite happy
with those arrangements and would like
them again.

Date Submitted: 05/06/99 07:55 AM