Cruise Planning Questionnaire

    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Dennis A. Hansell
Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Inc.
17 Biological Lane
St. Georges, GE-01
1-441-297-1880 x210
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:10 May 2001
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
Arrival port & date:02 June 2001
Op area:NA6
Lat/Lon:See activities plan
Depth range:0-1000 m
    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: 0082166

    Science objectives/activities planned:
We will be sampling the upper 1000 m of the water column using the CTD/rosette. A 24 bottle rosette would be best. Sampling will start at about 45oN on 55oW. We will sample at about 0.5o intervals to about 38oN, then at 1-2o intervals to about 10oN. At that point we will work our way through the Carribean, collecting water from the underway system, until we get up to 27oN by 79oW. We will sample 10 stations along 27oN to 80oW. The cruise will terminate where convenient in the Miami area. There has been a good deal of interest expressed by scientists to join the cruise, so the vessel may be full in terms of bunk space. The sampling at each station will largely consist of one CTD/rosette cast. Some of the ancillary science will infrequently require a second cast. If 2 chest freezers could be made available, that would be best.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Oxygen Titration Apparatus
XBT SystemRefrigerator
Deionized Water SystemChest Freezer
CTD/Rosette System
10-liter Niskin Bottles

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

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

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .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?
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: Need to stow empty shipping boxes and coolers

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?

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
Portable CTD
Digital Still Camera
Search Sonar
Profiling Sonar
Rock Drill (Jason only)
Video Duplication (Jason)
    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: 09/01/2000 12:13 PM