Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
J. R. Voight
    Affiliation:
The Field Museum
    Address:
Dept. of Zoology
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605 USA
    Phone:
312-665-7723
    Email:
jvoight@fieldmuseum.org
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:28 August
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
4, at 4 different stations
Arrival port & date:4 September
Op area:N Pacific
Lat/Lon:41? 0.0881N 127? 29.6501'W; 42? 45.22'N 126? 42.59'W; 47? 47.087 N 127? 41.479 W; 47? 56.7752'N 129? 5.8332'W
Depth range:2215-3227
    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: DEB-0103690

    Science objectives/activities planned:
At each site, recover colonization experments (up to 8 lengths of wood 4 by 4 by 18 inches)
Two deployments are inside mesh bags; some bags will have markers attached by lines that will need to be cut.
Only anticipated problem with recoveries is that their weights at this time (2 years after original deployments are unknown)
At first site, make small collections of fauna, take temperature of vents
At second site, visually survey areas for changes in last 2 years; take vent temperatures
and film brooding octopus aggregation on vent field's margin (BBC will supply camera person for this dive)
At third site, recoveries only primary activity
At fourth site, recoveries primary activity

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Fume Hood
Refrigerator
CTD/Rosette System-70 Deg Freezer
Walk-In Cooler
Pinger for Wire Use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
SBE9 CTD, altimeter, turbidity sensor, tranmissometer

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only) No

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? No No. of xpndrs/nets:
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?
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
CTD
CTD
3500
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber of conductors:CTD
    Do you need non-standard wire?
NoIf so, what type?
    Do you need a traction winch?
Yes
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?
As we dock in Seattle (UW dock?) it should be relatively easy to make arrangements to dispose of material (formalin) with their Haz Mat group