Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Jeff McGuire
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
MS 24, Dept of Geology and Geophysics
Woods Hole MA 02543
    Phone:
5082893290
    Email:
jmcguire@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Puerto Ayora Galapagos
    Distance to first station:
12.7 degrees
    Number of stations:
48
    Distance between stations:
10-100 km
    Total days on station:
14
Arrival port & date:Puerto Caldera Costa Rica
Op area:East Pacific Rise
Lat/Lon:3.5 to 5 S, -106.5 to -102.5 W
Depth range:2500-4200 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: 0242117

    Science objectives/activities planned:
We will be recovering 41 ocean bottom seismometers and 7 seafloor geodesy tripods.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz bathymetry system
XBT system
    Towed magnetometer
Pinger for wire use

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? No
Doppler/GPS navigation? Yes

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


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
20' Lab van
Open top 20' Container
    Location
starboard main deck
portside main deck
    Water
no
no
    Power
yes 440V
no

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
no
    Steel hydro
yes- for OBS pickups
800lbs
surface
    Steel trawl
no
    .681" fiber optic
no
    Do you require slip rings?
NoNumber 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? No

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:

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?
The only HAZMAT we are bringing onboard will be the lithium batteries in the recovered OBSs. The WHOI OBSIP team will have the required fire fighting equipment available in their lab vans. Dave Dubois will provide the correct MSDS sheets to the Chief Mate.