Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Marshall H. Orr
    Affiliation:
The Naval Research Laboratroy
    Address:
4555 Overlook Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20375
    Phone:
202 767- 3359
    Email:
marshall.orr@nrl.navy.mil
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:26 August 2003
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
28
Arrival port & date:24 September 2003
Op area:New Jersey Shelf/Slope, USA
Lat/Lon:39.3/72.5
Depth range:40-300 m
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
      ONR/Navy
Specify:

Grant or contract number: BE-435-021

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Relate fluid dynamic perturbation of the sound speed field to acoustic signal variability.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
    3.5 kHz Transducers
XBT System
CTD/Rosette System
Pinger for Wire Use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
temperature, conductivity, pressure, chlorophyl, transmission

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? 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
see John Kemp - requirements will be driven by his mooring operations
    .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?

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

    Electrical power
Yes
    Equipment handling
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
Yes
    Science stowage

If yes to any of the above, please identify: clean power for computers

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
    Portable air compressors
    Flammable gases
Yes
    Radioisotopes
    Isotope van

Will hazardous material be used aboard, or deployed by an ROV?

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?
Materials will be returned to each investigators home laboratory