Cruise Planning Questionnaire

    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Ray Schmitt
MS 21 Dept. Phys. Ocean.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543
508 289 2426
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:15 Jan 00
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
Arrival port & date:13 Feb 00
Op area:NA9
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:

Grant or contract number: OCE-0081502

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Survey sub-surface mixed layers with XBTs,
Sample microstrucuture with High Resolution Profiler
Inject tracer for mixing study

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
XBT System
Deionized Water System
CTD/Rosette System
Pinger for Wire Use

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?
Doppler/GPS navigation?

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

Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
20' Hydro Van
20' SSSG Refer Van
20' ft Shipping van
Main (Port side)
Stored in port for cruise

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
1000 lbs
2000 m
    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?
Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers equipment over the side?

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

    Electrical power
    Equipment handling
    Inter/intraship communications
    Science stowage

If yes to any of the above, please identify: 440 3Phase for Hydraulic power pack, Crane, scond block on starboard Boom, See attached.

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
    Portable air compressors
    Flammable gases
    Isotope van

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?

Vehicle equipment required:Check one or both:
Major water samplers
Large capacity slurp samplers
Small capacity slurp samplers
Bio collection boxes
Push corers
Scoop nets
High temperature probe
Low temperature probe
Heat flow probe
Portable CTD
Digital Still Camera
Search Sonar
Profiling Sonar
Rock Drill (Jason only)
Video Duplication (Jason)
    Other vehicle-related equipment (list):
    Science equipment to be installed on vehicle:
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
    Other comments and information:
RDF for the High Resolution Profiler and Argos locator for RAFOS floats.
The HRP lauching rig will be mounted on the stern. It has its own 440 V hydraulic power pack.
The Hydro van will be needed on the 01 deck for analysis of salt samples.
CTD/Rosette System. Yes, we need a complete system with 911-plus ctd,
deck unit, pylon, 24 bottles - size does not matter. A second pylon is
necessary for our sleds. We will approach George Tupper about this

Niskin bottles. We need 30 5-L Niskin bottles to support our
integrating samplers on the wire. These are in addition to the bottles
on the rosette system. We will approach George Tupper directly about

Special requirements:

The crane is required to deploy the injection sled.
A line from the mooring winch must be rigged through a second block on
the starboard boom to deploy the pendant for the two sleds.
Two air tuggers for recovering the injection and sampling sleds.
The Markey CTD winch must be automated so that it may be run by the
injection control system.
Stowage space for boxes for the tracer injection gear would be most
useful. This space could be on the main deck or on the 01 deck, with
the use of a tarp for some protection from the weather.
The ventilation system of the Wet Lab must be isolated from that of the
rest of the ship to avoid contamination with sulfur hexafluoride. We
shall ask that traffic between the Wet Lab and the interior of the ship
be forbidden, except in case of emergency. A passageway through that
lab will be kept clear, again in case of emergency.

Planning Sessions. Yes, it would be useful to have a planning session
with the crew to review the deployment of the injection sled and the
sampling array. Also, the deployment/recovery procedures for HRP should be reviewed.

Date Submitted: 08/15/2000 09:17 AM