Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
A. E. Rathburn
    Affiliation:
Scripps Inst. Oceanography
    Address:
MLRG-0218
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA
92093-0218
    Phone:
619-534-1864
    Email:
rathburn@coast.ucsd.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:07/01/99
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
13
Arrival port & date:07/15/99
Op area:NP 9; off Eel River, northern CA
Lat/Lon:40deg 47'N; 124deg 35'W
Depth range:400-1000m
    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:OCE/Marine Geology & Geophysics

Grant or contract number: UCSD Internal Proposal # 98-1340

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Objectives: To characterize the stable isotope chemistry and community ecology of living and fossil benthic foraminifera associated with cold methane seeps.
Activities: collect tube core and boxcore sediment samples using ALVIN
night-time gravity coring and multicoring from ship
CTD operations at night

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    3.5 kHz Transducers
Refrigerator
Chest Freezer
    Gravity Corer
CTD/Rosette System
10-liter Niskin Bottles
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) Yes

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? Yes No. of xpndrs/nets: 3 transponders/ 1 net
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?
Doppler/GPS navigation?

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


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
refrigerated van/standard size
    Location
afterdeck or near lab area
    Water
water hookup necessary
    Power
110 and 220 required

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
Gravity corer, multicorer
5000 pounds, 2500 pounds
1000m
    .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?
Yes
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
No

If yes to any of the above, please identify: Gear ele

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
    Portable air compressors
    Flammable gases
    Radioisotopes
    Isotope van

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:
basket to hold boxcores and tubes
niskin bottle (5 or 10 L)
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
    Other comments and information:
Date Submitted: 02/05/98 04:28 PM