Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
ALVIN
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
K.L. Von Damm
    Affiliation:
University of New Hampshire
    Address:
CSRC, EOS
366 Morse Hall
39 College Road
Durham, NH 03824-3525
    Phone:
603-781-6867
    Email:
kvd@guero.sr.unh.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Puntarenas, Costa Rica June 18, 2006
    Distance to first station:
4.3 days
    Number of stations:
1 (~25km long)
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
8
Arrival port & date:San Diego, CA July 6, 2006
Op area:NP13
Lat/Lon:9 45-56'N 104 16-18W
Depth range:2400-2700
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
      NSF
Specify:

Grant or contract number: OCE-0327126

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Alvin dives for chemistry, biology, geology. Night program: fishing for OBSs, water column work, camera tows, two mooring recoveries and re-deployments

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz transducer
    3.5 kHz transducers
Fume hood
    Relay transponder for wire use
Refrigerator
Deionized water system
CTD/rosette system-70 deg freezer
Walk-in cooler (AT only)

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? Yes No. of xpndrs/nets: At least 4 transponders will need to be deployed.
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation? Yes
Doppler/GPS navigation? Yes

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
CTD/rosette, towcam
<3000m
    Steel hydro
Possible mooring deployment
2600m
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
fishing for OBSs
2600m
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber 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? No

If yes, please provide details: Discussion of how best to 'fish' for OBSs are ungoing.
Will there be special requirements for:

    Electrical power
    Equipment handling
    Inter/intraship communications
    Science stowage

If yes to any of the above, please identify: Not that I know of.

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
No
    Portable air compressors
No
    Flammable gases
Yes
    Radioisotopes
No
    Isotope van
No

Will hazardous material be used aboard, or deployed by an ROV? No

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?
Still working with the PIs on this.