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 July 25
    Distance to first station:
depends on order we run the line (N to S or S to N)
    Number of stations:
~26
    Distance between stations:
ranging from 5 to 40 nmi
    Total days on station:
~5
Arrival port & date:Woods Hole Aug 3
Op area:NW Atlantic (line between ~40N, 70W and ~34N, 66W
Lat/Lon:see above
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-0726720

    Science objectives/activities planned:
occupy ~26-station CTD/O2/LADCP section with water sample collection at up to 24 levels in the vertical, on-board analyses of salinity, oxygen, CFC water samples, underway sampling with SADCP, meteorology, thermosalinograph, echosounding

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz bathymetry system
ADCP - 75 KHzOxygen titration apparatus
Deionized water system
CTD/rosette system
Salinometer
10-liter Niskin bottlesMET sensors:

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
wind speed, direction, air temp, humidity, short wave
    Critical CTD sensors:
dual T and C, O2, P, altimeter

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?

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 w/24x10 rosette
standard
5200+
    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? No

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: air tuggers, tag lines, hooks and poles for CTD overboarding, sled to move CTD into the wet lab

Will any of the following items be used on board?

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

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?
O2 titration chemicals will be handled by Dave Wellwood following standard protocols. Dave will provide MSDS forms by sailing time.