Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
Robert Weller
    Ch Sci:
Robert Weller
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
Clark 204a MS 29
WHOI
Woods Hole, MA 02543
    Phone:
508 289 2508
    Email:
rweller@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Woods Hole, Nov 16, 2006
    Distance to first station:
317.52 nm
    Number of stations:
3 moorings, CTDs as possible
    Distance between stations:
270 nm, 240 nm, 430 nm to WHOI
    Total days on station:
9
Arrival port & date:Dec 3, Woods Hole
Op area:NW N. Atlantic
Lat/Lon:WHOI east to 55W, south to 36N
Depth range:0-5500 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-0424536

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Recover, redeploy CLIMODE Moorings F (surface), D and C (both subsurface moored profiler), collect CTD profiles and water samples, deploy drifters

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz transducer
Oxygen titration apparatus
XBT system
Chest freezer (OC and KN only)
CTD/rosette system
Salinometer
10-liter Niskin bottles
Pinger for wire use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise?

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
T, C, (dual temp and cond), oxygen, flurometer

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only)

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? No No. of xpndrs/nets:
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?
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
WHOI CTD
    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?
Yes
Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers equipment over the side? Yes

If yes, please provide details: Mooring recovery and deployment gear from WHOI (John Kemp, Jeff Lord)
Will there be special requirements for:

    Electrical power
Yes
    Equipment handling
    Inter/intraship communications
    Science stowage

If yes to any of the above, please identify: power to mooring winch

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?