Cruise Planning Questionnaire

    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Mary Jane Perry
University of Maine
Ira C. Darling Marine Center
193 Clark's Cove Road
Walpole ME 04573-3307
(207) 563-3146 ext. 245
    POC / contact info:
Emily Kallin, same address, (207) 563-3146 x334,
Departure port & date:Reykjavik, Iceland, 29 April 2008
    Distance to first station:
250 n.m.
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
estimated 19 days
Arrival port & date:Reykjavik, Iceland, 20 May 2008
Op area:south of Iceland
Lat/Lon:60 N, 20 W
Depth range:1000 m for CTD profiles
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:

Grant or contract number: NSF 0628379; 0628107

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Objectives: Characterize larger spatial context of spring bloom as observed by floats and gliders (deployed early April 2008); verify optical proxies for phytoplankton and carbon, and collect other measurements to enhance interpretation of data collected by floats and gliders.
Activities: CTD surveys in vicinity of floats and gliders, including water collection for phytoplankton, nutrients, and other biogeochemical variables; profiles of optical properties; deployment and retrieval of profiling floats to measure particle flux and aggregates; underway measurements of near-surface optical properties and other biogeochemical variables and aerosols. Exact location of CTD surveys will depend on location of floats and gliders (deployed in early April 2008).

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Oxygen titration apparatus
Fume hood
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:
SBE T-C sensors plus 2 spares, fluorometer, transmissometer, Oxygen, PAR, rosette

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? Yes

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

Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
WHOI Isotope
WHOI hydrographic
WHOI chemical storage

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
    Steel hydro
for bongo nets
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber of conductors:Standard CTD
    Do you need non-standard wire?
NoIf 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:
Will there be special requirements for:

    Electrical power
    Equipment handling
    Inter/intraship communications
    Science stowage

If yes to any of the above, please identify: insufficient space provided here; with discuss directly with WHOI

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
    Portable air compressors
    Flammable gases
    Isotope van

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?
Emergency spill kits (neutralizers, buffers, absorbents, antidotes etc.) and required PPE will accompany any hazardous material brought aboard.