Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Steven Bell
    Affiliation:
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
    Address:
17 Biological Lane,
Ferry Reach,
St. George's
Bermuda GE 01
    Phone:
441 297 1880 ext 700
    Email:
steven.bell@bios.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:St. George's 13th Dec. 2008
    Distance to first station:
12 miles
    Number of stations:
~6
    Distance between stations:
30-60 miles
    Total days on station:
4-5
Arrival port & date:St. George's 17th Dec. 2008
Op area:Sargasso Sea
Lat/Lon:31 40N, 64 10W
Depth range:4,200 metres
    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: 082510

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Complete Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Station cruise 242

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Fume hood
Refrigerator
Deionized water system
CTD/rosette system-70 deg freezer
10-liter Niskin bottlesMET sensors:

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
Conductivity, Temperatue, Density, Dissolved Oxygen, pressure, Fluorometer, Transmissometer

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? Yes How many: 1


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
Rad. Van, 16'1" length X 8' width X 9' height
    Location
    Water
fresh water required
    Power
power required

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 No

If yes, please provide details: Deme winch empty weight 2,200 lbs
TSE winch empty weight 4,500 lbs

Apparently it's been on the Oceanus on a previous cruise. Sending photo's to Eric Benway and Liz Caporelli
Will there be special requirements for:

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

If yes to any of the above, please identify: Power needed for Radiation van

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
No
    Portable air compressors
No
    Flammable gases
No
    Radioisotopes
Yes
    Isotope van
Yes

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?
Spill kit for wet chemicals and Rad. Con and 10%HCl for isotopes.