Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: KNORR
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Kendra Daly
    Affiliation:
University of South Florida
    Address:
College of Marine Science
140 Seventh Ave S
St Petersburg, FL 33701
    Phone:
727-553-1041
    Email:
kdaly@marine.usf.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:eastern tropical north Pacific
Lat/Lon:13N 105W; 9N90W
Depth range:0-1300m
    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: OCE0526545

    Science objectives/activities planned:
The combined projects will investigate marine ecosystems processes with respect to the oxygen minimum zone.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Oxygen titration apparatus
Fume hood
Refrigerator
Deionized water systemChest freezer (OC and KN only)
CTD/rosette system-70 deg freezer
Salinometer
10-liter Niskin bottles
Pinger for wire use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? No

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
CTD, oxygen, fluorescence, transmissometer, underwater and surface PAR

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only) No

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? Yes How many: 2?


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
radioactive van
hydro van?
    Location
    Water
yes
yes
    Power
yes
yes

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?
Number of conductors:
    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? No

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

    Electrical power
    Equipment handling
    Inter/intraship communications
    Science stowage

If yes to any of the above, please identify:

Will any of the following items be used on board?

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

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?
PI Gordon Taylor will submit a radioisotope use plan.