Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: KNORR
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Mak Saito
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department
Watson 123
    Phone:
508-289-2393
    Email:
msaito@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Recife Brazil, Nov 14, 2007
    Distance to first station:
2 days
    Number of stations:
~25-30
    Distance between stations:
variable
    Total days on station:
13
Arrival port & date:Capetown, South Africa, Dec 13, 2007
Op area:South Atlantic
Lat/Lon:varies, see cruise track
Depth range:full depth, 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: 0452883

    Science objectives/activities planned:
CTD and trace metal sampling operations on water column stations. Pumping of seawater from towfish or over the side pump will

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Oxygen titration apparatus
Fume hood
Refrigerator
Deionized water systemChest freezer (OC and KN only)
CTD/rosette system-70 deg freezer
10-liter Niskin bottles

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
oxygen, fluoroscence, salinity, irradiance, nitrate, density

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? No

Will you be using portable science vans? Yes How many: 3


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
Trace Metal Van
Flow Cytometry (Bigelow)
WHOI Isotope Van
    Location
main deck
01 deck
01deck
    Water
yes
yes
yes
    Power
yes
yes
yes

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
Knorr CTD
5000m
    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?

If yes, please provide details: SSSG or Craig Taylor Blue sea-mac winch requested
SSSG trace metal clean block requested
Over the side pump and/or TOWFISH to be pulled at slow speeds with pumping system for trace metal clean water.

Phoebe Lam (WHOI MCG) will be bringing WHOI pumps, winch, and covered wire for collection of particulate samples.
Will there be special requirements for:

    Electrical power
Yes
    Equipment handling
    Inter/intraship communications
    Science stowage
Yes

If yes to any of the above, please identify: 220V for science equipment, load some gear in Sept 07, leave samples/gear until return to US port

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
No
    Portable air compressors
No
    Flammable gases
No
    Radioisotopes
Yes
    Isotope van
Yes

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?
Spill kits for mercury, acids, and radioactivity (radcon) will be brought in case of a spill. Area will be decontaminated according to specific protocols and personal protective gear will be worn. Hazardous chemicals and wastes will be stowed in chemical storage van and disposed of upon return to US/WHOI port in early 2008.