Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: KNORR
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Terrence M. Joyce
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
360 Woods Hole Rd.
Mail Stop 21
Woods Hole, MA 02543
    Phone:
508-289-2530
    Email:
tjoyce@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:11/13/03
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
13
Arrival port & date:12/7/03
Op area:Caribbean & western N. Atlantic
Lat/Lon:11N, 66W to 40N, 70W
Depth range:50 to 6100m
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
      NSF
      NOAA
Specify:

Grant or contract number: OCE0223869

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Occupy full-depth, high-resolution,
WHP-style hydrographi section from
Venezuela to Woods Hole along 66W.
Approximately 80 stations are planned.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
Fume Hood
Refrigerator
Deionized Water SystemChest Freezer
CTD/Rosette System
Salinometer
Pinger for Wire Use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
WHOI CTD back-up to SIO CTD

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only) Yes

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? Yes How many: at least 2


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
8x20: CO2 van
8x20: tritium, he-3 van
    Location
    Water
yes
yes
    Power
yes
yes

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD w 36 place, 12 liter bottles
?
6100m
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber of conductors:3
    Do you need non-standard wire?
NoIf 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?

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: CTD rosette handling 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? 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?
To be provided later once a full list of materials is compiled.