Cruise Planning Questionnaire

Ship: Other (ROV ops)
    Vehicle(s) required:
Jason/Medea, AUV
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Michael Cheadle
University of Wyoming
Department of Geology and Geophysics
Dept. 3006
1000 University Ave.
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071
307 766 3206
    POC / contact info:
Jeff Gee (Scripps); e-mail:; Phone (858) 534-4707
Departure port & date:Valparaiso, chile. Feb 1st 2014
    Distance to first station:
2200 nm
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
Arrival port & date:Easter Island, March 8th 2014
Op area:Pito Deep
Lat/Lon:23 degress south, 248 degrees east
Depth range:2500-6000 metres
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:

Grant or contract number:

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Sentry mapping and magnetometer surveys and Jason sampling of oceanic lower crust. Objective: to understand the tectonics and magmatic accretion of lower oceanic crust.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only)

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? Yes No. of xpndrs/nets: 5/3
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?
Doppler/GPS navigation? Yes

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? No

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:

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?