Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
James R. Ledwell
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
Bigelow 103
Mail Stop 12
    Phone:
Ext. 3305
    Email:
jledwell@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:18 July 2005
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
18
Arrival port & date:4 August 2005
Op area:
Lat/Lon:
Depth range:1000 meters
    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-0241310

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Tracer Injection and initial sampling for EDDIES project. CTD casts, injection tows, sampling tows, float deployment, glider deployments, drifter deployments, High volume filtering.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
XBT System
Deionized Water System
CTD/Rosette System

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
Pressure, (2) C/T pairs

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? Yes How many: 1


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
UNOLS 20-ft van
Berthing Van
    Location
Main deck
01 Deck
    Water
Yes
Yes
    Power
Yes
Yes

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD/Rosette, sampler sled
1500 #, 500 #
1000 m
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber of conductors:4
    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
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
No
    Science stowage

If yes to any of the above, please identify: Winch Automation for Injection, sanpling tows, see attached description

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?
All hazardous materials will be removed at the end of the last cruise for the EDDIES project, on 15 September 2005, and transferred to my laboratory.