Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Carolyn Ruppel
    Affiliation:
Georgia Tech
    Address:
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Atlanta, GA 30332-0340
    Phone:
404 894 0231
    Email:
cdr@piedmont.eas.gatech.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:22 July
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
7
Arrival port & date:3 August
Op area:Cape Fear & Blake Ridge
Lat/Lon:please see proposal
Depth range:2100 to 2800 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
      NOAA
Specify:2 days NSF

Grant or contract number: unknown at this time

    Science objectives/activities planned:
daytime: Alvin dives
nighttime: Seabeam and user-supplied towed Chirp

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Refrigerator
Chest Freezer
-70 Deg Freezer
Walk-In Cooler

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: usually 2 per net
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
user-supplied Chirp system (Edgetech 512)
~400 lbs
will be towed at < 150 m
    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?
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
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
No
    Science stowage
No

If yes to any of the above, please identify: Equipment handling: Nothing fancy, just for deployment of Chirp fish

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? No

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?
All materials will be taken off the ship by the shipboard party.

List of chemicals and appropriate MSDS will be supplied soon.

We will need nitrogen, but I am not *presently* aware of the need for
any explosive gases. I will get back to you soon.

We will most likely have a nitrogen tank delivered to the ship and
will also acquire liquid nitrogen for preservation of some samples
from colleagues at WHOI.