Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Randy Keller (on multi-PI OE cruise)
    Affiliation:
Oregon State University
    Address:
College of Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences
104 COAS Admin Building
Corvallis, OR 97331
    Phone:
541-737-2354
    Email:
rkeller@coas.oregonstate.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:7/30/04
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
20
Arrival port & date:8/23/04
Op area:Gulf of Alaska
Lat/Lon:54.1N, 137W to 56.5N, 146.5W
Depth range:500-4000m
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
      NOAA
Specify:

Grant or contract number:

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Complete multibeam coverage of 5 seamounts on a line between Lat/Lon points listed above.
Dives consisting of depth transects to collect volcanic rocks.
Possible dredging for rocks, but only if weather prevents diving and there is nothing left to multibeam.
Collect uncontaminated rocks for microbial studies.
A few CTD casts to collect uncontaminated deep water. 3

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
    3.5 kHz Transducers
XBT SystemRefrigerator
Deionized Water SystemChest Freezer
CTD/Rosette System-70 Deg Freezer
    Rock Dredge
10-liter Niskin Bottles
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? 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
dredge
200kg
4000m
    .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:

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?
Ethanol and possibly formalin will be brought onboard with us at the start of the cruise for uncontaminated rock preservation and taken with us when we disembark. a