Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
John Preston
    Affiliation:
ARL, Penn. State Univ.
    Address:
P. O. Box 30
State College, PA 16804
    Phone:
814 863-1310
    Email:
preston@ciao.arl.psu.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:La Spezia, Italy 5/9/07
    Distance to first station:
1-1/ days
    Number of stations:
numerous
    Distance between stations:
?
    Total days on station:
39
Arrival port & date:La Spezia, Italy 6/22/07
Op area:Malta Plateau
Lat/Lon:36.4 N,14.7 E
Depth range:80 - 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:
Other Specify:ONR

Grant or contract number: N00014-07-1-220,+N00014-07-1-0653

    Science objectives/activities planned:

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz transducer
    3.5 kHz transducers
XBT system

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only)

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?
NoNumber 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? Yes

If yes, please provide details: The FORA recieving array system
The NRL Source Array system
The NURC towfish source and NUWC winch
The NURC DERS echo repeater system (if needed)
The NUWC ITC temperture measuring system
NRL geoprobe system
The INGV MEDUSA gas measuring system (CTD replacement probe)
Will there be special requirements for:

    Electrical power
Yes
    Equipment handling
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
Yes
    Science stowage
Yes

If yes to any of the above, please identify: These need to be catalogued separately and are under study

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?