Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
James R. Ledwell
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
Bigelow 103
MS 12
    Phone:
3305
    Email:
jledwell@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:29 August 2005
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
18
Arrival port & date:15 September 2005
Op area:Sargasso Sea
Lat/Lon:
Depth range:1000 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-0241310

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Tracer sampling with towed system, drifter servicing and recovery, float deployments, glider deployments, CTD/Rosette casts.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
XBT System
Deionized Water System
CTD/Rosette System

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

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
UNOLS 20-ft van
Berthing van
    Location
Main deck
01 deck
    Water
Yes
Yes
    Power
Yes
Yes

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD/rosette, Sampling sled
1500 #, 500 #
1000 m
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber of conductors:4
    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
    Equipment handling
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
    Science stowage

If yes to any of the above, please identify: Auto winch control, Sampling system, see attachment

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
    Portable air compressors
    Flammable gases
    Radioisotopes
    Isotope van

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?
All hazardous materials will be removed at the end of this cruise.