Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Dr. Larry Madin
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
MS#33
Redfield 2-30
    Phone:
289-2739
    Email:
lmadin@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:June 26,2003
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
3
Arrival port & date:June 30,2003
Op area:shelf/slope s. of Nantucket
Lat/Lon:35N / 70W
Depth range:<2000m
    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-0118444

    Science objectives/activities planned:
To test LAPIS (Large Area Plankton Imaging System), a towed digital video imaging and sensor system, being developed at WHOI. We plan on blue-water diving operations from a Zodiac.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
Fume Hood
Refrigerator
CTD/Rosette System-70 Deg Freezer
10-liter Niskin Bottles

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
fluorescence

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? Yes How many: 1


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
dive van
    Location
01 deck
    Water
    Power
3-phase, 440 V

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD
2500m
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
LAPIS
1000 lbs.
200m
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber of conductors:3
    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
Yes
    Equipment handling
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
No
    Science stowage
No

If yes to any of the above, please identify: yet undetermined power and special needs for Gallagher VPR winch and fiber cable.

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
No
    Portable air compressors
Yes
    Flammable gases
No
    Radioisotopes
No
    Isotope van
No

Will hazardous material be used aboard, or deployed by an ROV? Yes

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?
preserved samples and unused preservative will be taken back to our lab in Redfield