Cruise Planning Questionnaire

    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Craig Smith
Univ. of Hawaii
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:5 June 1998
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
Arrival port & date:10 June 1998
Op area:Santa Cruz Basin site added
Lat/Lon:33 21.52'N, 119 22.105"W
Depth range:1800 m
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:

Grant or contract number:

    Science objectives/activities planned:
          Addendum. In addition to the activities
          listed on the in the original submission,
          we plan to relocate, photograph, sample
          and position a free-vehicle camera tripod
          at a 41 foot gray whale carcass sunk
          in the Santa Cruz Basin (33 29.5"N, 119 22.12" W)
          on 28 April 1998. We thus need clearance to work a radius of of 5 mile
          around this site. We will also be seabeaming and making an additional
          dive for Marta Torres in the San Clemente Basin. We will also
          be recovering a small sediment trap mooring from
          the San Clemente Basin (32 28.67'N, 118 5.15"W). Additional activities previously mentioned
          include locating and sampling whale carcasses in the San Diego Trough and the San Clemente
          Basin, towing a camera sled in the San Clemente Basin, trawling in the San Clemente Basin,
          and multiple coring in the San Clemente and Santa Cruz Basins.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
Fume Hood
Deionized Water SystemChest Freezer
-70 Deg Freezer
Pinger for Wire Use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise?

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

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

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? Yes No. of xpndrs/nets: up to three transponders in a single net (two transponders will probably be enough)
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

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
2000 m
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
multiple core
1200 lbs
2000 m
    .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?
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
    Equipment handling
    Inter/intraship communications
    Science stowage

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
    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?

Vehicle equipment required:Check one or both:
Major water samplers
Large capacity slurp samplers
Small capacity slurp samplers
Bio collection boxes
Push corers
Scoop nets
High temperature probe
Low temperature probe
Heat flow probe
Portable CTD
Digital Still Camera
Search Sonar
Profiling Sonar
Rock Drill (Jason only)
Video Duplication (Jason)
    Other vehicle-related equipment (list):
    Science equipment to be installed on vehicle:
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
    Other comments and information:
Date Submitted: 04/30/98 11:09 PM