Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Harry H. Roberts/Charles Fisher
    Affiliation:
Coastal Studies Institute
    Address:
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA 70803
    Phone:
225-578-2964
    Email:
hrober3@lsu.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:May 7, 2006
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
23
Arrival port & date:June2, 2006
Op area:Gulf of Mexico
Lat/Lon:90 deg W; 26 deg N
Depth range:1000-3000 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
Other Specify:MMS

Grant or contract number: 0105CT39187

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Geological, biological, and geochemical sampling of hydrocarbon vents/seeps

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
    3.5 kHz Transducers
Fume Hood
Refrigerator
Deionized Water SystemChest Freezer
CTD/Rosette System-70 Deg Freezer
    Box Corer
Walk-In Cooler

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: 3 "homer" probes
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation? No
Doppler/GPS navigation? Yes

Will you be using portable science vans? Yes How many: 1 rad van


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
6000m
500 lbs
3000 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?
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
    Equipment handling
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
    Science stowage
Yes

If yes to any of the above, please identify: May need to stow scientific equipment till ship returns to WHOI

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
    Portable air compressors
    Flammable gases
    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?
TDI Brooks will receive hazardous material wastes in Galveston or other final port and dispose of these materials through an appropriate hazardous waste handler.