Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Alan Chave
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
    Phone:
508-289-2833
    Email:
achave@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:24 NOv 1997
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
Arrival port & date:26 Dec 1997
Op area:9N/EPR
Lat/Lon:
Depth range:2500 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: OCE9407774

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Ambient Light Imaging and Spectral System (ALISS)
camera system tests and measurements
at active vents. Night program of deep CTD/rosette
casts, gravity coring, and tiltmeter deployments.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
Fume Hood
    Gravity Corer
CTD/Rosette System-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) No

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? Yes No. of xpndrs/nets: existing
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
    Type/size
    Location
    Water
    Power

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD/rosette
2500
    Steel hydro
tiltmeter
600 lb
2500
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber 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
Yes
    Science stowage
No

If yes to any of the above, please identify: comm with New Horizon required

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?


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
Magnetometer
Portable CTD
Digital Still Camera
Search Sonar
Profiling Sonar
Rock Drill (Jason only)
Video Duplication (Jason)
Elevators
    Other vehicle-related equipment (list):
    Science equipment to be installed on vehicle:
coffin
ALISS camera
OPUS
slurp pumps
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
ALISS computer (completed)
    Other comments and information:
Date Submitted: 10/24/97 04:20 PM