Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Les Watling
    Affiliation:
University of Maine
    Address:
Darling Marine Center
193 Clarks Cove Rd
Walpole, ME 04573
    Phone:
207-563-3146 x248
    Email:
watling@maine.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:10 July 2003
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
6
Arrival port & date:19 July 2003
Op area:New England seamounts
Lat/Lon:38 to 40 N, 60 to 67.5W
Depth range:1000-2000 m
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
      NOAA
Specify:Ocean Exploration

Grant or contract number: TBD

    Science objectives/activities planned:
video transects, photography, and specimen collection on Manning, Kelvin, and Bear Seamounts

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Fume Hood
Refrigerator
Deionized Water System
-70 Deg Freezer
Walk-In Cooler
    Rock Dredge

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only) Yes

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? 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
    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
    Portable air compressors
    Flammable gases
    Radioisotopes
    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?
We will be using formalin and alcohol, as well as special fixatives for transmission electron microscopy. we will bring hazardous waste containers for these fixatives.