Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Craig Cary
    Affiliation:
University of Delaware
    Address:
College of Marine Studies
700 Pilottown Rd.
Lewes, DE 19958
    Phone:
302-645-4078
    Email:
caryc@udel.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:11/29/03
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
18
Arrival port & date:12/21/03
Op area:NP13
Lat/Lon:9 50' N
Depth range:105 17 W
    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:

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Collection of Alvinellid worms from characterized habitats. Characterization of the thermal and chemical environments of the Pompeii worm. Discrete collection of young sulfide features from a variety of habitats. Collection of large volumes of water form a variety of vent environments. Large educational/outreach effort - Extreme 2003 - will take place during the leg

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Fume Hood
Refrigerator
Deionized Water SystemChest Freezer
CTD/Rosette System-70 Deg Freezer
Walk-In Cooler
10-liter Niskin Bottles
Pinger for Wire Use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise?

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
Standard CTD sensors + Fluorometer

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only) No

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? Yes No. of xpndrs/nets: Std Alvin Nav
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?
Doppler/GPS navigation?

Will you be using portable science vans? Yes How many: one - isotope


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
    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
Yes
    Equipment handling
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
No
    Science stowage
Yes

If yes to any of the above, please identify: Clean power in hydrolab, Off load in san diego

Will any of the following items be used on board?

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

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?
Hazardous material forms given to Jon Alberts during loading at WHOI. Our intention is to remove and dispose of all Hazardous Wastes in San Diego.