Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Toole
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
MS 21 354 Clark
    Phone:
x2531
    Email:
jtoole@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Apr 26
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
~7
Arrival port & date:May 4
Op area:Station W - NA6
Lat/Lon:40N-70W to 33N-65W
Depth range:100-5500 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-0241354

    Science objectives/activities planned:
recover 3 moorings, deploy 4 moorings, occupy hydrographic section from shelf break SE towards Bermuda as far as we have time

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
Oxygen Titration Apparatus
Deionized Water System
CTD/Rosette System
Salinometer
10-liter Niskin Bottles
Pinger for Wire Use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
P, T, C, O2

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
standard package
~5500
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber of conductors:1
    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
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
No
    Science stowage
No

If yes to any of the above, please identify: mooring winch and associated equipment

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?