Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Christopher Reddy
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
MS4
    Phone:
508-289-2316
    Email:
creddy@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:April 16
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
5 days
Arrival port & date:April 23
Op area:Gulf of Maine
Lat/Lon:
Depth range:several hundred meters
    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-0223441

    Science objectives/activities planned:
We are interested in the sources and cycling of black carbon, which is emitted from the incomplete combustion of organic matter, in the Gulf of Maine. Or goals for thie cruise include collecting filtered water samples and sediments.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Deionized Water SystemChest Freezer
    Box Corer
Salinometer
10-liter Niskin Bottles

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?

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
    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
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?
We may bring some methanol on the cruise to clean some tools. We will handle the waste as dictated by the WHOI laboratory waste plan.