OCEANUS CRUISE SYNOPSIS
|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|
|Departure Port:||Woods Hole, MA|
|Agent:||Master R/V Oceanus|
Attn: Scientist's Name
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Contact: Al Gordon
tel. (508) 289-2484
fax: (508) 457-2195
|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.
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:|
|US Customs Form||No|
|Isotope Use Approval||No|