Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Ken Smith
    Affiliation:
Scripps Institution of Oceanogr.
    Address:
Univ. California, San Diego
MBRD 0202
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093-0202
    Phone:
858-534-4858
    Email:
ksmith@ucsd.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:25 July 2006
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
14
Arrival port & date:11 August 2006
Op area:NP-9
Lat/Lon:34o50'N, 123oW
Depth range:4000 - 4200 m
    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-0242472

    Science objectives/activities planned:
1. Test new ROVER II
2. Use new ROVER II to make SCOC measurements.
3. Calibrate ROVER II sensing systems with Alvin operated instruments
4. Service long-term sediment trap mooring
5.Photo-transects w/ Alvin and camera sled
6. Sediment coring with Alvin
7. Free vehicle measurements of SCOC for comparison with ROVER II.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
    Relay Transponder for Wire Use
Refrigerator
Deionized Water SystemChest Freezer
CTD/Rosette System-70 Deg Freezer
SalinometerWalk-In Cooler
Pinger for Wire Use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
fluorometer, transmissometer, oxygen

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

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? Yes No. of xpndrs/nets: 3 xpndrs in one net
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
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
camera sled
800 lbs
    .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
Yes

If yes to any of the above, please identify: stowage beginning in SD , 30 June, 1 July 2006

Will any of the following items be used on board?

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

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?
All hazardous material and waste will be removed from Atlantis at end of cruise and transported to Monterey Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) via ground in both primary and seocndary containment. At MBARI waste will be disposed of in accordance with both State and Federal regulations.