Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Robert C. Vrijenhoek
    Affiliation:
Rutgers University
    Address:
New Brunswick, NJ
    Phone:
732 932 6680 ext 368
    Email:
vrijen@ahab.rutgers.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Dec. 16, 1998
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
24
Arrival port & date:Jan. 21, 1999
Op area:southern EPR
Lat/Lon:7S to 26S, 110W
Depth range:2800 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:oceanography

Grant or contract number: oce96-33131

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Collect biological specimens from hydrothermal vents.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Fume Hood
Refrigerator
Chest Freezer
-70 Deg Freezer

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise?

    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: 8
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
Yes

If yes to any of the above, please identify: biological specimens will remain in -70 freezers and offloaded at Manzanillo

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:
biological sampling box (coffin)
scoop nets
Craig Cary sipper
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
Sony digital video (sniff-tested)
BVW 50 beta deck (sniff tested)
    Other comments and information:
Date Submitted: 10/26/98 12:45 PM