Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Vincent G. Guida
    Affiliation:
NOAA, NMFS, NEFSC
    Address:
J.J. Howard Lab
74 Magruder Rd.
Highlands, NJ 07732
    Phone:
(732) 872-3042
    Email:
vincent.guida@noaa.gov
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Oct. 24, 2002
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
8
Arrival port & date:Nov. 4, 2002
Op area:Mid-Atlantic outer shelf
Lat/Lon:39.2-39.8N, 72-72.7W
Depth range:100-300m
    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: EA133F-02-5E-0163

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Fisheries Habitat Mapping in tilefish area, including drift vehicle video and photo transects, benthic, epibenthic & fish sampling

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
    3.5 kHz Transducers
Fume Hood
Refrigerator
Chest Freezer
CTD/Rosette System-70 Deg Freezer
Walk-In Cooler

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
conductivity, temperature, depth

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?

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
NMFS CTD
20 LB
300 M
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
2M BEAM TRAWL, 16' OTTER TRAWL
200 LB, 80 LB EMPTY
300 M
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
NoNumber 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?

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

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

If yes to any of the above, please identify: 230 VAC, 3 phase: U/W handling of nets, SeaBoss, Deck space for formalinized benthic sample box

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?


Vehicle equipment required:Check one or both:
Major water samplers
Large capacity slurp samplers
Small capacity slurp samplers
Bio collection boxes
Push corers
Scoop nets
High temperature probe
Low temperature probe
Heat flow probe
Magnetometer
Portable CTD
Digital Still Camera
Search Sonar
Profiling Sonar
Rock Drill (Jason only)
Video Duplication (Jason)
Elevators
    Other vehicle-related equipment (list):
    Science equipment to be installed on vehicle:
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
    Other comments and information:
Date Submitted: 09/24/2002 01:19 PM