Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: KNORR
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Lynch-Stieglitz and Curry
    Affiliation:
LDEO and WHOI
    Address:
    Phone:
x2591
    Email:
wcurry@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
Arrival port & date:
Op area:Southern Florida margin, western Great Bahamas Bank
Lat/Lon:24.5 N 83 W, 24 N 79 W
Depth range:0 - 1200 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: 0096469

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Coring and Hydrography of Florida margin and Bahamas

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    3.5 kHz Transducers
Refrigerator
    Piston Corer
Deionized Water System
    Gravity Corer
CTD/Rosette System
    Box Corer
Pinger for Wire Use

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

Will you be using portable science vans? Yes How many: Probably two


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-Rosette
1200 m
    Steel hydro
Gravity core
1200 m
    Steel trawl
Piston core, Multicore
2 tons
1200 m
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
Number 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?

If yes, please provide details:
Will there be special requirements for:

    Electrical power
    Equipment handling
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
No
    Science stowage
Yes

If yes to any of the above, please identify: Storage and handling of Piston Core system

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
No
    Portable air compressors
No
    Flammable gases
No
    Radioisotopes
Yes
    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:
I had planned this cruise for 21 days with a full 24 hours available each day.
The schedule provides for only 20 full days, depending on the departure and return times.
I would appreciate any flexibility on these times that WHOI will provide in order to help us
achieve our goals.

We will be using a GEOTEK Multisensor track system
during the cruise. It includes a radioactive gamma ray
generator that requires WHOI Safety Office inspection.

We will be using a Multicore system, one not listed on
your equipment list.

We anticipate 24 hour operations. For coring, this will require
two deck hands to be available to operate winches and cranes simultaneously.

Several questions above are incomplete becuase I do not
yet kow the answers.

Date Submitted: 08/09/2001 08:59 AM