Cruise Planning Questionnaire

    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Van Dover (this form for Ruppel's science party of 5)
Carolyn Ruppel, Georgia Tech
School of Earth & Atmos Sciences
Georgia Tech
Atlanta GA 30332-0340
404 894-0231
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:22 Sept '01
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
nighttime ops near site of Van Dover Alvin dives (ODP Site 996); I am working on the assumption that we will only get ~5 nights of science operations (multibeam and coring)
Arrival port & date:1 Oct
Op area:Inner Blake Ridge
Lat/Lon:Site 996: 32 29.633; -76 11.45; also sediment wave field for Seabeam: centered at approx. 32 9' N and -75 52'
Depth range:< 2200m (Site 996 for coring) up to ~2700 m (sediment wave field for multibeam)
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
Other Specify:NSF through NOAA-NURP

Grant or contract number: unknown--Andy Shepard has this information?

    Science objectives/activities planned:
* Multibeam bathymetry of sediment wave
field on Inner Blake Ridge--important
for gas hydrate dynamics
* Gravity coring near ODP Site 996 (site of Van Dover
Alvin dives)

I'll require from the list below whatever
is normally needed for gravity coring operations.

Note: My science party will include
colleagues who will conduct geochemical
studies on recovered cores. I am therefore
answering these questions to the best of
my ability on behalf of my science party.

In addition to what is listed below,
Reeburgh squeezers for core material
requires compressed N2. Storage of some
core material for onshore microbiological
research will require use of a modest amount
of freezer space.

I have contacted Broda about arranging
my purchase of PVC for the cores and
will meet with him at Woods Hole on 20 July.
To the best of my knowledge, my science party
is providing nearly everything needed for
their work on the cores and Van Dover's
samples (Steve Macko's group at UVA).

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    3.5 kHz Transducers
Deionized Water System
    Gravity Corer

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

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

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? No No. of xpndrs/nets:
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

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
Number of conductors:
    Do you need non-standard wire?
If so, what type?
    Do you need a traction winch?
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
    Inter/intraship communications
    Science stowage

If yes to any of the above, please identify: cable use: only whatever is required for standard gravity coring operation

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
    Portable air compressors
    Flammable gases
    Isotope van

Will hazardous material be used aboard, or deployed by an ROV? No

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
Portable CTD
Digital Still Camera
Search Sonar
Profiling Sonar
Rock Drill (Jason only)
Video Duplication (Jason)
    Other vehicle-related equipment (list):
    Science equipment to be installed on vehicle:
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
    Other comments and information:
Date Submitted: 07/09/2001 06:13 AM