Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
Dave Fratantoni
    Ch Sci:
Dave Fratantoni
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
    Phone:
2908
    Email:
dfratantoni@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
Arrival port & date:Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Op area:Saudi Arabian coastline of Red Sea
Lat/Lon:
Depth range:
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
Other Specify:KAUST

Grant or contract number:

    Science objectives/activities planned:
physical and biological sampling to characterize exchange mechanisms between coral reef and open ocean environments.

activities include towfish operations (including vpr), ctd, xbt, bongo net tows.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz bathymetry system
ADCP - 75 KHz
    3.5 kHz bathymetry system
XBT system
Chest freezer (OC and KN only)
CTD/rosette system
MET sensors:

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

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? 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
    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

If yes, please provide details: 1. WHOI towed VPR system (contact: cabell davis)

2. New Scanfish system including winch (contact: craig marquette). This system may not be fully available in time for this cruise, but we will plan to use it if available.
Will there be special requirements for:

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

If yes to any of the above, please identify: power for winches

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? 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?