Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Van Dover
    Affiliation:
The College of William & Mary
    Address:
Biology Department
PO Box 8795
Williamsburg VA 23187
    Phone:
757-221-2229
    Email:
clvand@wm.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:26 June 01
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
15 dives
Arrival port & date:29 July 01
Op area:Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Lat/Lon:multiple sites from 13N to 37N
Depth range:4000 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: 9811410

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Exploration of a new vent field at 13N
Sampling of 3-4 known vent fields for mussel bed biodversity study

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Fume Hood
Refrigerator
Deionized Water System
CTD/Rosette System-70 Deg Freezer

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? Yes No. of xpndrs/nets: 4-5
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
    Type/size
    Location
    Water
    Power

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
    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?
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
No
    Equipment handling
No
    Inter/intraship communications
No
    Science stowage
No

If yes to any of the above, please identify: sink with drain for processing samples

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?


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
Magnetometer
Portable CTD
Digital Still Camera
Search Sonar
Profiling Sonar
Rock Drill (Jason only)
Video Duplication (Jason)
Elevators
    Other vehicle-related equipment (list):
    Science equipment to be installed on vehicle:
ALISS (Alan Chave/Sheri White, WHOI have specs)
(Has previously been used on Alvin)
Mussel pots with milk crates and quivers
(6 per dive) plus 3-4 bio boxes per dive.
Red filters for Alvin lights (Tim Shank @WHOI has these.)
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
ALISS in-hull systems (may already be tested)
    Other comments and information:
Date Submitted: 02/07/2001 08:01 PM