Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Dr. Barbara M. Hickey
    Affiliation:
University of Washington
    Address:
School of Oceanography
Box 357940
Universtiy of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7940
    Phone:
206-543-4737
    Email:
hickey@ocean.washington.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:7 July 2005
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
21
Arrival port & date:27 July 2005
Op area:Washington/Vancouver Island, BC coasts
Lat/Lon:46.5-49 deg. N, 123.5-126.5 deg W (see chart)
Depth range:0-1500 meters
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
      NSF
      NOAA
Specify:

Grant or contract number: NOAA grant # NA170P2789, NSF grant # OCE-0234587

    Science objectives/activities planned:
This cruise gives scientists an opportunity to measure the physical, chemical and physiological conditions under which the algae Pseudo-nitzschia produce the toxin domoic acid, where and when they release it into the environment, and the conditions under which the toxin-producing algae move toward the coast of Washington. When this happens it is taken up by shellfish, which leads to closure of beaches to razor clam collection to avoid outbreaks of toxic shellfish poisoning.
CTD surveys, surveys of surface water properties including dissolved Fe using a towed fish and the shipboard underway system and ADCP, identification of species, on-deck incubation experiments, and shipboard laboratory experiments will be performed. Drifters will be released both near the Juan de Fuca Eddy, and near the coast. The ship will follow these drifters for several days each, so scientists can re-sample parcels of water as they age to measure changes in physical, chemical and biologic constituents. Additional biological samples will be taken for growth rate determinations and incubation experiments. Many of the biological samples taken will be preserved for further analysis on land.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Fume Hood
Refrigerator
Deionized Water SystemChest Freezer
CTD/Rosette System-70 Deg Freezer
SalinometerWalk-In Cooler
10-liter Niskin Bottles

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

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

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

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

Will you be using portable science vans? Yes How many: 2


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
20' Rad. Van
20' Chem storage van
    Location
forward
forward
    Water
no
no
    Power
yes
yes

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
Sediment Grab
100 lbs
300 m
    .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
Yes
    Equipment handling
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
Yes
    Science stowage
No

If yes to any of the above, please identify: See document sent to Liz Caporelli

Will any of the following items be used on board?

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

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 materials will be removed from the ship upon completion of the cruise. UW HAZMAT department will take all waste, both radioactive and non-radioactive.