Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: KNORR
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Curry/Oppo
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
266 Woods Hole Rd
Clark 1, MS 23
    Phone:
2591/2681
    Email:
wcurry@whoi.edu, doppo@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Barbados, Jan 24, 2010
    Distance to first station:
360 nm
    Number of stations:
25
    Distance between stations:
40 nm
    Total days on station:
18
Arrival port & date:Barbados, Feb 14, 2010
Op area:Demarara Rise
Lat/Lon:8N, 53W; NA9
Depth range:400-4000m
    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: OCE08-050880

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Mulitbeam, 3.5kHz,coring, CTD& water sampling

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz bathymetry system
    3.5 kHz bathymetry system
Fume hood
    Relay transponder for wire use
XBT systemRefrigerator
    Piston corer
Deionized water system
    Gravity corer
CTD/rosette system
Salinometer
10-liter Niskin bottlesMET sensors:
Pinger for wire use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only) Yes

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: 2


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

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD
    Steel hydro
Gravity core
5000m
    Steel trawl
Multicore
5000m
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
Number of conductors:
    Do you need non-standard wire?
YesIf so, what type?long core
    Do you need a traction winch?
Yes
Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers equipment over the side?

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

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

If yes to any of the above, please identify: Long core systems

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
No
    Portable air compressors
No
    Flammable gases
    Radioisotopes
Yes
    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?
Standard eyewash etc, suffices. No disposable issues anticipated.