Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Frank Bub
    Affiliation:
University of New Hampshire
    Address:
Ocean Process Analysis Lab
Morse Hall 142
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
    Phone:
603-862-3154 (-3505 for office)
    Email:
frank.bub@unh.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:2 MAY 98
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
4
Arrival port & date:6 MAY 98
Op area:NA06 - Gulf of Maine - Wilkinson Basin
Lat/Lon:42-44N, 68-70W, centered at 42.70N 69.63W
Depth range:40 to 270 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: OCE 95-30249

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Hydrographic survey of the Wilkinson Basin, essentially repeating the track of the OC-316 survey with about 50 CTD stations on radials from the central mooring site.

Retrieve the main instrumented mooring with weather instruments, chain of 8 T-C sensor pairs and 2 ADCP units. The acoustic release will not release so we will have to catch and lift the anchor (we will bring a hook-- weights and line are needed).

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    3.5 kHz Transducers
Chest Freezer
CTD/Rosette System
Salinometer

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise?

    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? No How many:


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
    Location
    Water
    Power

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD
Oceanus SBE-911+
300 m
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
For buoy recovery
2600# anchor
270 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? 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
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:
PI - Wendell Brown. co-PI & POC - Frank Bub.

Foreigh National - Prashant Mupparapu - Indian student.

The science party will probably be small - its the week before exams and I'm have some trouble recruiting students.

Date Submitted: 04/14/98 07:33 AM