Cruise Planning Questionnaire

    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
R. Gregory Lough (Greg)
Northeast Fisheries Science Center
144 Water St.
Woods Hole, MA 02543
(508) 495-2290
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:6 May 1997
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
Arrival port & date:23 May 1997
Op area:Georges Bank
Lat/Lon:41 00 N, 67 30 W
Depth range:20-200 m
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:

Grant or contract number: Lough: FM2520 8K3C14DP; Buckley: ; Incze: ; Durbin: ; Sullivan ;

    Science objectives/activities planned:
The cruise objectives/activities for 6-23 May 1997 are the same as for the 2-17 April 1997 cruise on OCEANUS submitted by G. Lough. The instrumentation and other requirements are the same as for the 2-17 April 1997 cruise and are not repeated here. The overall conduct of the 6-23 May 1997 may differ from the April cruise depending on what we know about the movement of the larval patch:

(1) The 49 station Bongo-net grid may be conducted in the vicinity of the drifters left from the April cruise, if they are still within 10 km from the shelf/slope front and have not advected beyond the possibility of bank recirculation.

(2) The phases 2 and 3 described for the April cruise (TIME-SERIES AT PATCH andSMALL-SCALE PATCHINESS) may be reversed.

(3) If a new larval patch needs to be identified, operations may shift to the western side of the southern flank of Georges Bank, in the vicinity of Schlitz/Brink moorings near the Great South Channel.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise?

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only)

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? No. of xpndrs/nets:
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?
Doppler/GPS navigation?

Will you be using portable science vans? How many:

Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

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
    Portable air compressors
    Flammable gases
    Isotope van

Will hazardous material be used aboard, or deployed by an ROV?

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?

Vehicle equipment required:Check one or both:
Major water samplers
Large capacity slurp samplers
Small capacity slurp samplers
Bio collection boxes
Push corers
Scoop nets
High temperature probe
Low temperature probe
Heat flow probe
Portable CTD
Digital Still Camera
Search Sonar
Profiling Sonar
Rock Drill (Jason only)
Video Duplication (Jason)
    Other vehicle-related equipment (list):
    Science equipment to be installed on vehicle:
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
    Other comments and information:
See OCEANUS cruise questionaire 2-17 April 1987 for instrumentation/requirements.

Date Submitted: 12/27/96 03:21 PM