Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: KNORR
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Steven D'Hondt
    Affiliation:
URI
    Address:
Graduate School of Oceanography
URI Narragansett Bay Campus
South Ferry Road
Narragansett, RI 02882
    Phone:
401 874-6808
    Email:
dhondt@gso.uri.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Costa Rica, January 11, 2009
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
12
    Distance between stations:
~5000 nm
    Total days on station:
19
Arrival port & date:Honolulu, HI February 22, 2009
Op area:Equatorial Pacific & North Pacific gyre
Lat/Lon:
Depth range:2700m to 5130m
    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:

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Determine geographic distribution of subseafloor biomass & respiration & their relationship to basic oceanographic properties

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

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
standard array
    Critical CTD sensors:
transmissometer, fluorometer, T, S, altimeter, O2

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only) Yes

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

Will you be using portable science vans? Yes How many: 4


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
URI chemistry van
2 refrigerated vans (core storage)
WHOI radiotracer van
    Location
    Water
    Power

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? No

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

    Electrical power
Yes
    Equipment handling
    Inter/intraship communications
    Science stowage

If yes to any of the above, please identify: power for chemistry, radiotracer, refrigeration vans

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
No
    Portable air compressors
Yes
    Flammable gases
Yes
    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?