Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
Jason/Medea
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Scott Nooner
    Affiliation:
LDEO
    Address:
61 Route 9W
Palisades, NY 10964
    Phone:
    Email:
845-365-8944
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Manzanillo, Dec. 16 2009
    Distance to first station:
as much as 600nm
    Number of stations:
approx 29
    Distance between stations:
3-4nm
    Total days on station:
1hr
Arrival port & date:Costa Rica, Dec. 30?
Op area:9-10N EPR NP13
Lat/Lon:9-50N 104-20W
Depth range:2500-2800m
    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-64780

    Science objectives/activities planned:
recover 19 Bottom Pressure Recorders, Geodetic measurements on 10 benchmarks, repeated several times

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
CTD/rosette system

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:
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation? Yes
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
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
Number of conductors:
    Do you need non-standard wire?
If so, what type?
    Do you need a traction winch?
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
Yes

If yes to any of the above, please identify: will send a few boxes to San Diego

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?

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?