Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
James E. Eckman
    Affiliation:
ONR
    Address:
Code 322BC
Office of Naval Research
800 N. Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22217
    Phone:
(703)-696-4590
    Email:
eckmanj@onr.navy.mil
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:1-APR-98
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
Arrival port & date:8-APR-98
Op area:NP-9, San Diego Trough
Lat/Lon:32 51'N:117 46'W
Depth range:1000-1100 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:

Grant or contract number: OCE-9617174

    Science objectives/activities planned:
1. Alvin dives (6)
2. nighttime otter trawling
3. install/survey transponder net
4. deploy tripods w/camera & flash

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
Refrigerator
Deionized Water SystemChest Freezer
-70 Deg Freezer
Pinger for Wire Use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise?

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

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

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? Yes No. of xpndrs/nets: 2 (supplied by PI's)
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
otter trawl (PI supplied)
500 lb (?)
1100 m
    .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?


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:
various basket payloads only
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
none
    Other comments and information:
Foriegn national clearance needed for

Dr. Steven Hutchinson
Dept. of Oceanography
University of Southampton
Southampton Oceanography Centre
European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH
UNITED KINGDOM

Date Submitted: 11/14/97 12:36 PM