Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
J. Thomas Farrar
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
Clark 212A
Mail Stop 29
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543
    Phone:
508-289-2691
    Email:
jfarrar@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 8 October 2008
    Distance to first station:
45 nmi
    Number of stations:
3 surface moorings
    Distance between stations:
<25 nmi
    Total days on station:
5
Arrival port & date:Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 13 October 2008
Op area:Red Sea, Saudi coast
Lat/Lon:22N, 38E
Depth range:40-1500 m
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
Other Specify:King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Grant or contract number:

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Deploy three surface moorings, conduct CTD surveys, perform intercomparison of buoy and shipboard meteorological measurements, biological net tows, and SCUBA diving for collection of biological samples.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz bathymetry system
ADCP - 75 KHz
    3.5 kHz bathymetry system
ADCP - 150 KHz
CTD/rosette system
MET sensors:

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
all IMET
    Critical CTD sensors:
Temperature, conductivity, depth

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? 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? Yes

If yes, please provide details: TSE mooring winch
Will there be special requirements for:

    Electrical power
No
    Equipment handling
No
    Inter/intraship communications
No
    Science stowage
No

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? No

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?