Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Cindy Pilskaln
    Affiliation:
Bigelow Lab for Ocean sciences
    Address:
P.O. Box 475
180 McKown Pt. Rd.
West Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
    Phone:
207-633-9668
    Email:
cpilskaln@bigelow.org
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Oct. 22, 2005
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
4
Arrival port & date:Oct. 27, 2005
Op area:Gulf of Maine
Lat/Lon:43.605N, 68.725W; 43.499N, 67.839W
Depth range:150-290 m
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
      NOAA
Specify:

Grant or contract number: NA04NOS4780274

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Recovery and redeployment of 4 moorings at 2 sites; testing and towing of particle imaging instrument from hydrowire; CTD rosette casts at 2 mooring sites WITH interfaced transmissometer, fluorometer, oxygen sensor, and 10 liter Niskin bottles.

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

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? No

    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? 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
Towed particle imaging instrument (DiVA)
~350 lbs
50-100 m
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber of conductors:For CTD
    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: Loading on 10/21/05 of mooring gear, anchors, and DiVA will require dock forklift and ship's crane.

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 will transport all hazardous materials (pre-prepared 4% buffered fomalin solution) off ship to home lab following cruise.