Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Phoebe Lam. PI: Aron Stubbins
    Affiliation:
ODU
    Address:
Dept. Chemistry & Biochemistry,
Old Dominion University,
Norfolk,
VA. 23529
    Phone:
757-515-8778
    Email:
AStubbin@odu.edu
    POC / contact info:
Aron Stubbins
Departure port & date:Porto Grande, Cape Verde, September 8, 2008
    Distance to first station:
42 nm
    Number of stations:
2
    Distance between stations:
140nm
    Total days on station:
2
Arrival port & date:Las Palmas, Canary Islands, 18th Sept. Demob Sept. 20th
Op area:coastal transect between Cape Verde and Mauritanian coast
Lat/Lon:17N/24.5W to 20N/17.3W
Depth range:0-5000m
    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: 0728634 8/NSF-OCE-CO/F

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Collect 1 x 500L deep (~5000m by CTD) sample at one of Phoebe Lam's stations.

Collect 1 x 500L surface sample (from underway)at the point of highest surface productivity within the upwelling system - as determined by ocean colour chlorophyll at time of cruise.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Refrigerator
Deionized water system
CTD/rosette system-70 deg freezer

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
chlorophyll, oxygen, transmissometer

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only)

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? 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
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
Number of conductors:
    Do you need non-standard wire?
If so, what type?
    Do you need a traction winch?
Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers equipment over the side? No

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

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

If yes to any of the above, please identify: Electrical power: 3 phase, 250V, 40A. Stowage: large tanks (3x200L) and carboys (25x20L)

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?
a) We will bring emergency spill kits for the acid and base we will be using.
b) acids and bases will be neutralized for disposal at the end of the cruise.