Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Michael Gregg
    Affiliation:
University of Washington
    Address:
Applied Physics Lab.
1013 NE 40th St.
Seattle, WA 98105
    Phone:
206-543-1353
    Email:
gregg@apl.washington.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:27 Oct 2004
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
24
Arrival port & date:19 Nov 2004
Op area:Aegean Sea
Lat/Lon:36 deg N, 22-34'
Depth range:25 deg E, 01-14'
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
      ONR/Navy
Specify:

Grant or contract number: N00014-04-1-0238

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Obj.: To observe how the irregular bathymetry affects internal waves and mixing.
Activities: Microstructure profiling, towing a depth-cycling towed body, and recovering moorings set earlier from a Greek ship.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
none

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
20 ft. container
    Location
01 level if possible
    Water
no
    Power
no

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?
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
Yes
    Equipment handling
    Inter/intraship communications
    Science stowage

If yes to any of the above, please identify: 220 VAC, 50 amps, 3 phase power for Dynacon winch for our towed body.

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?
New and Used lithium batteries will be shipped back to Seattle.