Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Virginia Edgcomb
    Affiliation:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    Address:
MS#52 Geology and Geophysics Department
213 Watson Laboratory
Woods Hole, MA 02543
    Phone:
508-289-3734
    Email:
vedgcomb@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
for additional POC cc Joan Bernhard jbernhard@whoi.edu
Departure port & date:Piraievs, Greece, 28 July, 2009
    Distance to first station:
216 mi
    Number of stations:
3
    Distance between stations:
10-15 mi
    Total days on station:
7
Arrival port & date:Piraievs, Greece, 5 August, 2009
Op area:NA08
Lat/Lon:Discovery Basin: 3516.611′N, 2141.384′E L’Atalante Basin: 3518.27'N and 2123.46'E Urania Basin: 3513′51″N, 2128′24″E
Depth range:3000-4000m
    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: NSF/OCE/BIO - 0849578

    Science objectives/activities planned:
water column sampling (CTDO2, Niskins, SID)
sediment sampling (Soutar box corer, MC800)

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz bathymetry system
ADCP - 75 KHz
    3.5 kHz bathymetry system
ADCP - 150 KHzFume hood
    Relay transponder for wire use
Refrigerator
Deionized water systemChest freezer (OC and KN only)
CTD/rosette system-70 deg freezer
    Box corer
Salinometer
10-liter Niskin bottlesMET sensors:
Pinger for wire use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
only those routinely available at no extra charge
    Critical CTD sensors:
oxygen. sulfide and nitrate if available

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only) No

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: 1


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
20 ft. UNOLS shared use cold van
    Location
fantail
    Water
yes
    Power
yes

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTDO2
    Steel hydro
SID?
    Steel trawl
Soutar and MC800
    .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? No

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

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

If yes to any of the above, please identify: European electrical equip on board. Loading in WH, offloading 1st US port

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?
we will bring spill kits as necessary and we will offload wastes at 1st US port.