Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: KNORR
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Mak Saito and James Moffett
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
WHOI Clark 448 ms 25
    Phone:
2393
    Email:
msaito@whoi.edu, jmoffett@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:July 12, 2005
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
7
Arrival port & date:August 2, 2005
Op area:Costa Rica dome/Eq Pacific
Lat/Lon:8N 90W
Depth range:4500m
    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: 0327226, 0327225

    Science objectives/activities planned:
ctd casts, Go-Flo bottle and rosette casts from kevlar line, surface water pumping, net tows, on deck incubations

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Oxygen Titration Apparatus
Fume Hood
Refrigerator
Chest Freezer
CTD/Rosette System-70 Deg Freezer
10-liter Niskin Bottles

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
temperature oxygen fluorescence salinity

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? Yes How many: 2


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
clean van
isotope van (WHOI)
    Location
    Water
yes
yes
    Power
yes
yes

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
standard ctd
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
Number of conductors:
    Do you need non-standard wire?
YesIf so, what type?Kevlar (will supply)
    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
Yes

If yes to any of the above, please identify: Equipment/van to be loaded at WHOI and in Miami, stored between legs

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
    Portable air compressors
    Flammable gases
    Radioisotopes
Yes
    Isotope van
Yes

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?
Chemical and radioactive wastes will be properly stored and secured for transit back to WHOI after the cruise (and chemicals will be stored for use on the subsequent Moffett leg)