Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Al Plueddemann
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
202A Clark Lab, MS-29
Woods Hole Oceanogr. Inst.
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1541
    Phone:
508-289-2789
    Email:
aplueddemann@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Woods Hole, 14 July 2008
    Distance to first station:
1600 nmi
    Number of stations:
5
    Distance between stations:
variable
    Total days on station:
8
Arrival port & date:Bridgetown, Barbados, 1 August 2008
Op area:NW Tropical Atlantic
Lat/Lon:12-17 N, 51-61 W
Depth range:3000-5000 m
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
      NOAA
Specify:

Grant or contract number: TBD

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Mooring servicing (recover/deploy),
acoustic data offload from bottom sensors, CTDs, shipboard underway obs.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz bathymetry system
ADCP - 75 KHz
    3.5 kHz bathymetry system
ADCP - 150 KHz
CTD/rosette system
Salinometer
MET sensors:

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
full suite
    Critical CTD sensors:
temp, cond, press

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only) No

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? No No. of xpndrs/nets:
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation? No
Doppler/GPS navigation? Yes

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


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
20'
    Location
01 deck, stern
    Water
no
    Power
no

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD + rosette
5000 m
    Steel hydro
CTD, SBE-37, Nortek
500 m
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
Number 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? Yes

If yes, please provide details: mooring deployment/recovery winch (TSE) and associated blocks for use over
starboard (outboard) side of A-frame
Will there be special requirements for:

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

If yes to any of the above, please identify: electrical to TSE winch, air to portable tuggers

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?
HAZMAT consists of standard lab cleaners, lubricants and coatings. WHOI cruise
participants have had safety training. Spill kit will be available. All unused
materials will be removed at the completion of the cruise.

List will be provided as Excel spreadsheet.