Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
John Toole
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
MS 21
    Phone:
x2531
    Email:
jtoole@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Woods Hole May 10
    Distance to first station:
~100 mi
    Number of stations:
at most 26 + moorings
    Distance between stations:
5-30 nmi
    Total days on station:
10
Arrival port & date:Woods Hole May 23
Op area:Line W
Lat/Lon:40N-70W to 33.7N-66W
Depth range:90 to 5200 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-0241354 / OCE-0726720

    Science objectives/activities planned:
reoccupy hydrographic section,
recover 6 moorings and several bottom pressure gauges, deploy 6 moorings and several bottom pressure gauges

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz transducer
Oxygen titration apparatus
Fume hood
Deionized water systemChest freezer (OC and KN only)
CTD/rosette system
Salinometer
10-liter Niskin bottles

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
dual T-C, O2, altimeter, transmissometer

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only)

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? No No. of xpndrs/nets:
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?
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
CTD/rosette
5250 m
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber of conductors:1
    Do you need non-standard wire?
If so, what type?
    Do you need a traction winch?
No
Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers equipment over the side? Yes

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

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

If yes to any of the above, please identify: mooring winch and associated equipment

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?
SOP