Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Benjamin Van Mooy
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
MS#4
    Phone:
508-289-2322
    Email:
bvanmooy@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:WHOI, April 4
    Distance to first station:
15 nm
    Number of stations:
14
    Distance between stations:
approx 120 nm
    Total days on station:
Arrival port & date:WHOI, April 13
Op area:North Atlantic
Lat/Lon:WHOI to 43N 65W to 33N 65W to WHOI
Depth range:Most stations will be shallow (<250m), but one will be 2500+.
    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-0646944

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Sampling to determine microbial lipid concentrations and turnover rates.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Fume hood
Deionized water system
CTD/rosette system-70 deg freezer

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
CTD, flurometer, PAR sensor, transmissometer (optional).

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only)

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? No No. of xpndrs/nets:
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation? No
Doppler/GPS navigation? Yes

Will you be using portable science vans? Yes How many:


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
rad van
    Location
    Water
    Power

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD rosette
CTD rosette
2500 m
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
NoNumber of conductors:
    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? Yes

If yes, please provide details: We'll need to send over a single small Niskin bottle to 10 m depth, and would appreciate setting up a small pulley that will help us raise and lower it by hand.
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: rad van power

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?
Will provide hazmat list ASAP.