Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Nicolas Makris
    Affiliation:
MIT
    Address:
MIT, Rm 5-222
77 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA
    Phone:
617-253-3708
    Email:
makris@mit.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:4/24-27/03
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
29 or less
Arrival port & date:5/24/03
Op area:NA6
Lat/Lon:NJ Strataform, 30 Nmi Radius about 39D10M N, 72D50M W
Depth range:50-2000 m, typically 80 m
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
      ONR/Navy
Specify:

Grant or contract number: N00014-99-1-1059

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Remote Imaging of Seafloor
and Subeseafloor
Geomprohology

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
    3.5 kHz Transducers
XBT System
CTD/Rosette System
    Rock Dredge

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only) Yes

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? No. of xpndrs/nets:
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?
Doppler/GPS navigation?

Will you be using portable science vans? 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:20 1000 V @ 20 A
    Do you need non-standard wire?
If so, what type?
    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
Yes
    Equipment handling
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
Yes
    Science stowage
Yes

If yes to any of the above, please identify: Source and Receiver Arrays, Moorings, Data Acquisition Systems, Data Analysis Systems

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? 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 Ship's Crane, Capstan, A-frame,
Trawl Winch with 9/16'' cable,

Cape Henlopen will be used for Personnel
transfer between Oceanus and Endeavor.
Oceanus will Depoly 2 moorings at site,
return to WHOI, load Scientific Gear and
depart to site.

Date Submitted: 01/15/2003 12:59 PM