Before the Cruise
A list of items to be considered when planning a cruise.
Timeline of activities for the Chief Scientist with links and contacts used during the cruise planning process.
Timeline of activities for the Science Party with links and contacts used during the cruise planning process.
This section includes information for members of the Ship Crew including policies, training and facts the crew needs to know before sailing.
The cruise-planning questionnaire begins the process of cruise planning. It is used to ensure that the scientific equipment you need for your cruise is aboard and functioning properly and also to communicate your cruise plan to the ship.
The Cruise Synopsis is a single, concise document identifying all equipment, operational, technical support and logistical requirements for the cruise.
Items that relate to cruise participants such as required reading and policies can be found in this section.
If you plan to use Hazardous or Radioactive Material aboard a vessel you can find information and procedures here.
Various subjects such as loading and outfitting the ship, shipping your equipment to and from the vessel, cruise costs, storage aboard ship and U.S. Customs information can be found here.
Information about data that is normally automatically acquired by the ships systems and the disposition of that data.
Find information about: Shipboard technicians, Shared Equipment, Mooring and Rigging Services, Diving Program, Pressure Test Facility and CTD & IMET Calibration Facility.
Information that individuals will need to know when planning for their cruise. Topics such as age, dietary concerns, insurance, berthing and identification.
When traveling to a ship, the information in this section should be considered. Topics such as visas, passport regulation are discussed.
When you are planning your cruise and need information about ship speed, arrival, departure and current schedules look here.
When working close to shore a Notice to Mariners notifies other vessels to be aware of research operations being conducted in that area.