Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Brown
    Affiliation:
Scripps Inst. Oceanography
    Address:
UCSD
La Jolla,
CA 92093-0244
    Phone:
858-534-5368
    Email:
kmbrown@ucsd.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:6/7/05
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
8
Arrival port & date:6/16/05
Op area:Costa Rica
Lat/Lon:8:55:45N; 84:18:45W
Depth range:1-3km
    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: OCE-0242034

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Instrument deployment at cold seeps + chemistry on proximal push cores

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Refrigerator
CTD/Rosette System
Walk-In Cooler
10-liter Niskin Bottles
Pinger for Wire Use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
temp, salinity, transmissivity + METS sensor

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only)

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

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


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
std isotope van
    Location
    Water
    Power

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .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?
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
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
    Science stowage

If yes to any of the above, please identify: lowering instruments to seabed and deploying with acoustic releases

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
No
    Portable air compressors
No
    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?
German particpants will remove all hazardous material at end of cruise (PI: Werner Brueckmann)