Voyage - Leg:OC 387
Voyage Dates:22 - 28 Mar 2003
Chief Sci(s):Hanumant Singh (Silevitch)
Blake 206, MS #7
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Cruise Objective:AUV engineering trials associated with benthic habitat characterization
Science Activities:AUV Operations using Seabed AUV, Towed vehicles using Scallop Imaging Sled and V-Fin VPR

Seabed AUV will primarily operate at night. with 2 each, 4 hour deployments utilizing ship's crane
for deployment and recovery.

Scallop Imaging Sled will utilize Fiber Optic cable off the ship's trawl winch. Dimensions of Imaging sled are 12 ft X 3 ft. X 2 ft. This is the first test cruise. Will operate 2-3 ft off bottom.

VPR V-Fin is the tow sled that operates mid-depth of the water column.

3.5 & 12 kHz lines may be run over work area to confirm exisiting seafloor maps

Couple of CTD stations - positions and # of stations TBD if used
Operations Area:Cape Cod Bay, Stellwagon Bank is primary with area South East of Nantucket as weather back up.
less than 300m max operating depth
SSSG Tech:Chrissy Van Hilst
sssg @oceanus.whoi.edu
Departure Port:Woods Hole, MA
Agent:Master R/V Oceanus
Attn: Scientist's Name
c/o WHOI
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Contact: Al Gordon
tel. (508) 289-2484
fax: (508) 457-2195
email: agordon@whoi.edu
Arrival Port:Woods Hole, MA
Agent: Same as above
Installed Scientific Equipment:12 & 3.5 Khz
WHOI-Provided Science Tools:.680 Fiber Optic Cable for Scallop Imaging Sled to a depth of 300 meters

Coax cable to be stripped off Oceanus drum and replaced by 1,000 meters of
.680 Fiber Optic from Andy Girard. To be used on the Oceanus Trawl Winch.

Berthing Van

Ship's Work Boat
Program-Provided Science Tools:Seabed AUV, Scallop Imaging Sled, VPR V- Fin towed vehicle
Shipboard Equipment/Nav:Ship based transponder navigation - Transponder mounted to pole lowered below
keel when on station. Fixed to port side 01 Deck.
Other Requirements:Night Work is definite - 24 hours operations

Ship's Work Boat possibly needed every day for several hours - confirm fuel aboard to accomodate this

Equipment Handling to Deploy and recover Seabed AUV using ship's crane

Fresh Water on Deck to wash down vehicles after use

Possibly utilize wet lab as hanger for AUV
Notes:Scott Gallager, Cabell Davis and Ken Foote additional PI's

No Hazardous Materials

A couple of the science party are vegetarians
Navy Clearance Status:
Last Modified: 12/13/2006

Check List:Required?Comments
US Customs FormNo
Explosives ClearanceNo
Isotope Use ApprovalNo
Diplomatic ClearanceNo
SCUBA DivingNo