Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Joan Bernhard
    Affiliation:
University of South Carolina
    Address:
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
800 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29208
    Phone:
803 777 0563
    Email:
jmbernha@sph.sc.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:April 26, 2002
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
4
Arrival port & date:May 5, 2002
Op area:NA6
Lat/Lon:32N 79W; 35N 75W (approx)
Depth range:200-1500 m
    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: 9911654

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Benthic (sediment) sampling and water sampling. Soutar boxcoring as well as MC800 multicoring at 2 main sites. Water column sampling and CTDs at these sites and others along the way. Undisturbed cores are critical to our work; as is a FUNCTIONAL large refrigerated van (5 degrees C; 20 foot)for much of our analytical work. More details in follow up email to J Alberts

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
Oxygen Titration Apparatus
    3.5 kHz Transducers
Fume Hood
Refrigerator
Deionized Water SystemChest Freezer
CTD/Rosette System
    Box Corer
10-liter Niskin Bottles
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: one, reefer van (but we need WHOI to furnish it)


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
refrigerated van (needed from WHOI)
    Location
    Water
    Power

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD
1500 m
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
Soutar box corer, Multicorer
(not sure)
1500 m
    .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?

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

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

If yes to any of the above, please identify:

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?


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
Magnetometer
Portable CTD
Digital Still Camera
Search Sonar
Profiling Sonar
Rock Drill (Jason only)
Video Duplication (Jason)
Elevators
    Other vehicle-related equipment (list):
    Science equipment to be installed on vehicle:
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
    Other comments and information:
Date Submitted: 08/10/2001 09:45 AM