Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OTHER (ROV ops)
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Robert Stone
    Affiliation:
NOAA Fisheries
    Address:
National Marine Fisheries Service
Auke Bay Laboratory
11305 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK 99801-8626
    Phone:
907-789-6031
    Email:
bob.stone@noaa.gov
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:July 23, 2004
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
10
Arrival port & date:August 16, 2004
Op area:Aleutian Islands
Lat/Lon:173W to 179.5E
Depth range:3000m to 300m
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
Other Specify:NURP (West Coast & Polar Regions)

Grant or contract number:

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Assess distribution and habitat associations of deep-water corals (and sponges), using systematic transects -- video is very important; sample corals; sample rocks.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Fume Hood
Deionized Water SystemChest Freezer
-70 Deg Freezer

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only)

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? 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
    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?
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
No
    Equipment handling
No
    Inter/intraship communications
No
    Science stowage
No

If yes to any of the above, please identify:

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?
Alcohol for preservation of biological specimens -- does this count as "hazardous material"? (We can provide more info at a later date.)