Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Cindy Pilskaln
    Affiliation:
Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences
    Address:
180 McKown Pt. Rd.
West Boothbay Harbor, ME
04575
    Phone:
207-633-9668; 508-910=6327
    Email:
cpilskaln@bigelow.org, cpilskaln@umassd.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Woods Hole, 13 October 2006
    Distance to first station:
168NM
    Number of stations:
1
    Distance between stations:
0
    Total days on station:
1-1.5
Arrival port & date:Woods Hole, 15 October, 2006
Op area:Gulf of Maine
Lat/Lon:43. 36.3N; 68 43.5W
Depth range:0-200 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: NA04NOS4780274

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Mooring recoveries (2), CTD casts with transmissometer, tow-yo's with particle imaging instrument (DiVA), deployment of expendable drifters.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz transducer
Fume hood
Refrigerator
Deionized water system
CTD/rosette system

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
CTD, transmissometer (25cm pathlength), O2 sensor, fluorometer

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? No

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
CTD, DiVA
100+ lbs
200 m
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber 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: Request use of WHOI mooring winch and air tuggers, 2 extension, pick-up poles with a 1/4" female square shank on the end, wheel stand (as on previous cruises);NO tip plate or rails needed on this recovery-only trip. Request Jim McGill for Bosn as he is most familar with our operations and requirements for recoveries; and Patrick Rowe as Science/CTD Tech.
Will there be special requirements for:

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

If yes to any of the above, please identify: Mooring recoveries require some crew assistance on deck.

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?
Retrieved sediment trap samples containing 4% formalin in seawater solution will be sealed and transported off ship. We will bring a formalin spill kit on the cruise.