Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Jim Irish
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
307 Smith, S #17
    Phone:
508-289-2732
    Email:
jirish@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:6 March 1999
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
5
Arrival port & date:12 March 1999
Op area:Georges Bank
Lat/Lon:
Depth range:40 to 2000 m
    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-96-32348

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Mooring recovery, service and deplooyment at Southern Flank and Northeast Peak of Georges Bank.
CTD sections from crest of Georges Bank into Northeast Channel and Atlantic ~ 50 profiles.
Cruise in Canadian waters. Also, other mooring work, aid, servicing may be done on cruise to help GLOBEC as necessary.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
CTD/Rosette System

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise?

    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?
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
Level 1 SeaBird 911
500-1000m
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
hook for dragging
10,000 lbs?
100 m
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber of conductors:for CTD only
    Do you need non-standard wire?
NoIf 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
No
    Inter/intraship communications
No
    Science stowage
No

If yes to any of the above, please identify: Standard past OCEANUS power, e-mail, etc. OK

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?


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
Magnetometer
Portable CTD
Digital Still Camera
Search Sonar
Profiling Sonar
Rock Drill (Jason only)
Video Duplication (Jason)
Elevators
    Other vehicle-related equipment (list):
    Science equipment to be installed on vehicle:
n/a
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
n/a
    Other comments and information:
Use Crane, A-frame, air tuggers and if aboard, a TSE mooring winch. Trawl wire is used for backup recovery - dragging.

Date Submitted: 01/29/99 01:37 PM