Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Robert Pickart
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
Mail Stop 21
    Phone:
508-289-2858
    Email:
rpickart@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:27 July, 2003
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
8
Arrival port & date:10 August, 2001
Op area:Irminger Sea
Lat/Lon:59-65N, 43-32W
Depth range:50-3200m
    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-0002492

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Objective 1: Turnaround two MMP mmorings and recover a third (that has a malfunctioning release).
Objective 2: Complete a hydrographic/tracer section across the boundary current system in the southern Irminger Sea.
Objective 3: Do rapid, high-resolution sampling of the shelfbreak current system in the northern Irminger Sea.

Activities: Mooring ops, CTD ops, CFC ops, vessel-mounted ADCP surveys, XBT/XCTD surveys.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
XBT System
CTD/Rosette System
Salinometer
10-liter Niskin Bottles
Pinger for Wire Use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
dual SBE3 and SBE4 T/C sensors; SBE43 O2 sensor; altimeter; transmissometer; fluorometer

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
    Type/size
Hydrovan
    Location
prefer 01 deck, aft of berthing van
    Water
fresh and salt water required
    Power
yes

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD package
3100 meters
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
anchors, grappling hooks (for dragging operations if required)
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber 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?

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

    Electrical power
Yes
    Equipment handling
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
Yes
    Science stowage
Yes

If yes to any of the above, please identify:

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
    Portable air compressors
    Flammable gases
Yes
    Radioisotopes
    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?
Please contact William Smethie (bsmeth@ldeo.columbia.edu) about the small amount
of hazardous material he uses for the CFC analysis.