Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: KNORR
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Robert Jones
    Affiliation:
RSMAS, Univ. of Miami
    Address:
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149
    Phone:
305-421-4097
    Email:
rjones@rsmas.miami.edu
    POC / contact info:
Bill Johns bjohns@rsmas.miami.edu 305-421-4054
Departure port & date:Ascension Jan 17, 2008
    Distance to first station:
~600 nm
    Number of stations:
1
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
1.5
Arrival port & date:TBA
Op area:Gulf of Guinea
Lat/Lon:0.75N, 10.0W
Depth range:~4900 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: OCE0623552

    Science objectives/activities planned:
1. Recover and redeploy a current meter mooring at 0.75N, 10.0W
2. Collect shipboard ADCP data along a transect from (5.0S,10.0W) to (2.0N, 10.0W)

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz transducer

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? No

    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? 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
    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?

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

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

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

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?