Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: KNORR
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Neil Bogue
    Affiliation:
Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington
    Address:
1013 NE 40th St
Seattle WA 98105-6698
    Phone:
206.221.7687
    Email:
bogue@u.washington.edu
    POC / contact info:
Additional contacts: Gerald D'Spain (co-Chief Scientist), gld@mpl.ucsd.edu, Bill Schopfel (PLUS Trial Director, ONR)
Departure port & date:Honolulu HI, 27JUL2009
    Distance to first station:
120nm
    Number of stations:
N/A
    Distance between stations:
N/A
    Total days on station:
12
Arrival port & date:Honolulu HI, 9AUG2009
Op area:off SW coast of Kauai HI
Lat/Lon:vic 21/55N, 159/41W (graphic to be sent separately)
Depth range:50m - 2500m
    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:

    Science objectives/activities planned:
REMUS and glider operations with acoustic sensors and sources. AUV launch and recovery will require two small boats (RHIB or equivalent) available at least 8-hours per day. Two surface moorings and several bottom mounted transponders will be deployed (requires TSE mooring winch or equivalent).

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz bathymetry system
ADCP - 75 KHz
ADCP - 150 KHz
XBT system
CTD/rosette system

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
Ship's MET sensors (wind speed and direction, air temperature, SST, etc.) only. No IMET required.
    Critical CTD sensors:
Basic CTD only -- primarily for sound velocity profile

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

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? Yes No. of xpndrs/nets: 2-4; we will supply, deploy, and recover.
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?
Doppler/GPS navigation?

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
    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? Yes

If yes, please provide details: WHOI Oceanographic Systems Laboratory (T. Austin, B. Allen) will bring their Ship of Opportunity Launch and Recovery System (SOO-LARS) for use with the REMUS 600 vehicles. Measurements have been made of KNORR's A-frame for purpose of building adapters. Contact B. Allen for details.

Two surface moorings will be deployed in approx. 1000m depths to serve as vehicle communications and navigation gateways. Several bottom-mounted LBL navigation transponders will also be deployed. WHOI OSL is coordinating this; J. Kemp is planning and providing the mooring support. A TSE mooring winch (or equivalent) is required.
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: All are associated with REMUS and glider (and associated sensors) launch and recovery. See email.

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? 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?
REMUS AUVs contain Li-ion rechargeable batteries. Seaglider gliders contain Li primary batteries. We will supply MSDS and safety procedures for both types of batteries.