Cruise Planning Questionnaire

    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Craig D. Taylor (for the project outlined below; Craig Carey is the chief scientist of cruise).
Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst
MS #33
Woods Hole, MA 02543
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Oct 20, 2002
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
Slated for two dedicated Alvin dives.
Arrival port & date:Nov 16, 2002
Op area:9N vent field. Vicinity of Vent M.
Lat/Lon:9 46.49 N / 104 16.82 W
Depth range:~2500 m
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:

Grant or contract number: IBN-0131557

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Acquire microbial samples from warm water hydrothermal vents for investigating the ecology of filamentous sulfur producing microbes.
Use of a new microbial sampler that will obtain contamination- and exogenous DNA-free samples. This sampler will be implemented for our project but will also be available for use by others on the cruise to obtain contamination free microbial samples.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Fume Hood
Deionized Water SystemChest Freezer
-70 Deg Freezer

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? No

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

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?

Will you be using portable science vans? No How many:

Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

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?
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
    Equipment handling
    Inter/intraship communications
    Science stowage

If yes to any of the above, please identify: Nothing beyond what is available in labs

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
    Portable air compressors
    Flammable gases
    Isotope van

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
Portable CTD
Digital Still Camera
Search Sonar
Profiling Sonar
Rock Drill (Jason only)
Video Duplication (Jason)
    Other vehicle-related equipment (list):
    Science equipment to be installed on vehicle:
Autonomous Microbial Sampler (AMS). Will require an RS-232 connection through the hull. The AMS will operate off of its own battery power (but still can be connected to the Alvin power system for ground fault testing). The dimensions of the AMS (cage, which will be placed somewhere in the Alvin basket) are 19.5? (49.5 cm) wide by 18? (46cm) deep by 22? (56 cm) high and the instrument weighs 85 lbs (38.6 kg) in air when the Insulated Sample Container (ISC) contains no water. The instrument weighs 35 lbs (16 kg) in fresh water or 34 lbs (15.4 kg) in seawater (ISC full of water). With the ISC filled with water the unit weighs 103 lbs (46.7 kg) in air which would be the typical weight when deployed or retrieved on deck.
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
Laptop computer.
    Other comments and information:
Date Submitted: 04/25/2002 09:26 AM